Kitchen Island Design Ideas

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Contemporary Orange Kitchen With Zebrawood Cabinets and Island

Contemporary Orange Kitchen With Zebrawood Cabinets and Island

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Kitchen islands are an integral design element in today's kitchens. Acting as the kitchen centerpiece, an island can be customized with dozens of time-saving, convenient options for storage, display and food preparation.

99 Beautiful Kitchen Island Design Ideas

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Rustic Kitchen Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Large Island

Contemporary Kitchen

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Mediterranean Kitchen

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Beige Eclectic Kitchen

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Contemporary Kitchen Featuring Green Granite

Black and White Transitional Kitchen

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Modern Design Open Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

Country Cream Kitchen with Island and Pot Rack

White Country Kitchen with Island

Kitchen with Island and Pantry

Photo By: Ben Rollins

White Contemporary Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Vaulted Ceiling

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White Contemporary Kitchen with Yellow Wall

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Blue Kitchen with Island

From: Leta Austin Foster

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Country Kitchen with Blue Island

From: Julia West

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Kitchen with Island

Kitchen Island with Chandeliers

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Kitchen Island with Pot Rack and Copper Pots

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Kitchen with Bar

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

White Contemporary Kitchen

From: Kathleen Perkins

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White Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen Island

White Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Contemporary White Kitchen

Gray Kitchen Island with Sink

Kitchen Island with Sink

Kitchen with Bar

Contemporary White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

Yellow and Green Retro Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen Island

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Kitchen Island

White Kitchen with Island Seating

From: Elizabeth Tranberg

Contemporary Kitchen with Pendant Lighting

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen with Island

From: Barney Maier and Barney Maier

Photo By: Eric Roth

Transitional Kitchen Island Seating

From: Bo Li

Kitchen with Island

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Kitchen with Island and Recycled Stools

From: Larry Pearson

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Brown Old World Eat-In Kitchen

From: Celebrity Communities

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Black and White Kitchen

From: Montreux Custom Homes

Photo By: Montreux Custom Homes ©Montreux Custom Homes

Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

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Kitchen Island with Multi-Colored Cabinets

Traditional Kitchen Island

Transitional Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Orange Wall

Transitioanl Kitchen with Island

Stainless Steel Kitchen

Shaker Kitchen

Kitchen Island with White Chairs

Kitchen Island with Seating

Traditional Brown Kitchen with Island

Family Kitchen

From: Karen Kettler

Bright Kitchen

Cottage Kitchen with Island

Open Kitchen with Large Island

From: Kerri Kanter

Old World Style Kitchen with Island

From: Karen Kettler

Brown Kitchen with Island

Round Counter Bar with Pendant Lighting

Blue Kitchen with Island

Brown Kitchen with Island

From: Dana Wolter

Traditional Kitchen with Wood Counter Island

White Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

From: Katheryn Cowles

Small Kitchen Island

Open Kitchen/Living Room with Island

Transitional Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

Neutral Kitchen with Bar Seating

From: Mary Broerman

Kitchen Island with Seating

Kitchen with Island Bar Seating

Large Kitchen Island with Lighting

White Kitchen with Island

From: Tracy Dunn

White Kitchen Island

Contemporary Kitchen Island

Traditional Kitchen Island

Similarly, ready-made kitchen islands, such as freestanding kitchen islands or kitchen island carts, come equipped with very specific functions, from a simple chop-block table with a single shelf to more elaborate versions with storage options for wine bottles and appliances, drawers for knives and racks for spices, towels, cups or dishes.

Whether the kitchen is large enough to accommodate a built-in kitchen island with table-style seating, or cozy enough to accommodate a smaller, pre-designed model to perform a specific task, kitchen island design ideas are seemingly endless.

Narrow down your kitchen island ideas quickly by determining how much space your kitchen will allow for an island, permanent or temporary. Next, determine which tasks you'll need this hard-working island to perform, such as extra countertop space for prep work or hidden storage for oft-used appliances. Decide on a budget, and contact a design professional if the needs of your kitchen island exceed the solutions provided by ready-made models.

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