Kitchen Island Tables

Forget the dining room table; a kitchen island table can be equally as stylish—but more hardworking.
Contemporary Meets Rustic in an Apple-Green Kitchen

Contemporary Meets Rustic in an Apple-Green Kitchen

Contemporary stainless-steel appliances, industrial-style lighting and a metal dining set give this kitchen an edgy flair, while the wood ceiling beam, open shelving and natural stone provide a rustic feel.

Photo by: St. Charles Cabinetry

St. Charles Cabinetry

As contemporary homes begin to ditch the formal dining room altogether in favor of more open (and casual) floorplans, table-style islands have become a major trend in kitchen design.

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Double Kitchen Islands Topped With Waterfall Countertops

The fabulous cook’s kitchen is filled with natural light from the large windows and skylights. Double islands provide plenty of prep and work space, as well as a great spot for dining. Custom Italian cabinets allow for much-needed storage while creating a one-of-a-kind look.

From: Gibson International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Photo By: Gibson International, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Pacific Heights Kitchen

This is a contemporary Pacific Heights kitchen with a pop of green color, stainless steel appliances, black marble countertops, and white cabinets.

White Eat-In Kitchen With Tiles

A built-in table extends out from the end of the island in this attractive kitchen with cozy seating for two. Cabinets on both sides make sure there's plenty of storage.

From: ReeceNichols Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: ReeceNichols Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Gourmet Kitchen With Arched Ceiling

It's fun to imagine the meals that could be created in this masterpiece of a kitchen. A top-of-the-line La Cornue range will make any chef cheer; a waterfall marble countertop makes a cool (literally!) stage for prep work.

From: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Hamptons and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Hamptons, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Stainless Steel Kitchen

This traditional kitchen features white cabinets, lots of natural wood and industrial-grade stainless steel appliances.

Contemporary Kitchen Island

This contemporary kitchen with an open floor plan has a large island that contains a gas range oven.

Gray Kitchen Island With Farmhouse Sink

The kitchen's farmhouse sink is made from hand-hewn 19th century marble, a unique touch that goes beautifully with the wood floor and copper pendants.

From: WEICHERT, REALTORS and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: WEICHERT, REALTORS, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Chef Kitchen With Barstools and Brick Wall

Gather round and watch the chef whip up many masterpieces in this gourmet kitchen. There's room for four at the island, room for more down at the cozy dining nook.

From: John Daugherty, Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

White Chef Kitchen With Two Fridges

Hard to find a kitchen more sleek and stylish than this one with its crisp, white palette warmed up by exposed beams and a wood floor. Two stainless steel refrigerators and a thick marble countertop add to the luxe factor.

From: First Team Estates and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Chef Kitchen With Fireplace and Beams

With a fireplace, exposed hammered beam ceilings and the range tucked under an open arch, this gourmet kitchen has a charming, old-fashioned feel. Marble countertops add to the luxury quotient.

From: Windermere Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Monochromatic All-White Modern Kitchen With Long Table Island

This monochromatic kitchen has white walls, floor, ceiling, cabinets, chairs and backsplash, while the countertop and long kitchen island tabletop are in black.

From: McEnearney Associates, Inc. and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: McEnearney Associates Inc., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Extravagant White Kitchen With Eat-In Island and Prep Island

This white luxury kitchen features an eat-in island, an island for preparing food, wide-plank wood floors and chandelier-style lighting.

From: Pinnacle Estate Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Pinnacle Estate Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Old World Kitchen is Heart of the Home

Custom cabinetry is topped with two-and-a-half-inch granite countertops in this Old World-inspired kitchen. The eye-catching tile backsplash goes from the countertops to the ceiling.

From: Florida Executive Realty and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Florida Executive Realty, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Craftsman Kitchen is Rustic, Inviting

Terracotta tile flooring grounds this Craftsman kitchen, which pairs rustic cabinets with neutral countertops. A long line of windows allow for a beautiful view while washing dishes and brings in much-needed natural light.

From: @properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Transitional Kitchen With Contemporary Details

A traditional dining table provides a place to eat in this transtional kitchen. The space features high-end appliances and details like recessed lighting that put a contemporary spin on the room.

From: Keefe Real Estate and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Photo By: Keefe Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Neutral Modern Open Plan Kitchen

Light brown has a softening effect in this sleek modern kitchen that connects seamlessly to the rest of the main living floor as well as an adjacent patio. Against that background, white cabinets are a crisp, bright contrast.

From: EWM Realty International and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: EWM Realty International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

White and Orange Midcentury Kitchen

Floor-to-ceiling windows usher natural light into the sleek, modern kitchen. A large kitchen island sits beneath unique orange and gold light fixtures in the center of the room. Next to it, a funky, midcentury modern table offers seating with a view. A stylish, stone fireplace sits on the far end of the room, adding warmth throughout the space.

From: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Hamptons and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Hamptons, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Functional, Midcentury Modern Kitchen with Black and White Kitchen Island

Not only is this black and white, Midcentury Modern kitchen elegant and sleek, the space is also incredibly functional. Plenty of cabinets on the back wall and concealed cabinets in the island give the room tons of storage, while the huge kitchen island adds counter space as well as seating for eight, making the space perfect for any size party.

From: Bennion Deville Homes and Luxury Portfolio International®

Open Kitchen With Vaulted Ceiling and Oversize Island

This open kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a large eat-in island with built-in stove and storage. A vaulted ceiling adds to the spaciousness.

From: Windermere Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Frank Jenkins - Vista Estate Imaging; Courtesy of Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

White Modern Kitchen With Oak Floors

This open plan kitchen features spare, modern style in all white, a choice that adds to the bright, airy feel. The countertops are floating Corian with a knife-edge detail.

From: Paragon Real Estate Group and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Paragon Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

High-End Kitchen With Wood Ceiling and Large Island

This luxury kitchen features a wood ceiling, a large island, a dual-oven gas range, a large range hood and mosaic tile backsplash.

From: Allie Beth Allman & Associates and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Open Plan Kitchen With Wood Accents

This gourmet kitchen features koa wood cabinetry dramatically set off by black granite countertops. The family foodie will be delighted by two Subzero refrigerators and a walk-in, temperature-controlled wine room. There's also (of course there is) a bar.

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

White Chef Kitchen With White Orchid

Wide pathways, a huge central island and so much storage and prep space. Yes, this kitchen makes even the biggest feasts fun to work on.

From: John Daugherty, Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Chef Kitchen With Open Shelving

In this gourmet kitchen, two open shelves and a countertop are surrounded by cabinets, making an efficient frame for photographs, artwork and more. The pale gray backsplash is a striking contrast with the cabinets' dark wood.

From: John R. Wood Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: John R. Wood Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Multi-Height Kitchen Island Accommodates Chef, Guests

A kitchen island with countertops of differing heights accommodates both the home chef and family members or friends gathered to keep him or her company. The stainless steel countertops are meant to gain patina with use and wear but can be buffed to regain their initial smoothness and shine.

From: Ebby Halliday Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Ebby Halliday Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International ; Shoot 2 Sell Photography

Luxury Chef's Kitchen With Double-Oven Island and White Cabinets

This high-end chef's kitchen features abundant white cabinets, a beautiful stone tile floor and a large island with two ovens.

From: Dale Sorensen Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Eat-In Kitchen With Waterfall Island and Globe Pendant Lights

This lovely eat-in kitchen features a tray ceiling with globe pendants that hang over a white waterfall-style kitchen island with brown midcentury modern barstools.

From: Premier Estate Properties, Inc. and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Premier Estate Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; IBI Designs Photography, Edward C. Butera

Luxury Kitchen With Crystal Chandelier Over Large Island

This luxury kitchen features high-end appliances, abundant cabinets for both storage and display and a large stone-top island beneath a crystal chandelier.

From: Chas Everitt International Property Grp and Luxury Portfolio International®
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Photo By: Chas Everitt International Property Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Open Plan Kitchen With Wood Ceiling

The home's interior style is a mix of Caribbean and Bermudian-inspired details, its blue-and-white color scheme and elegant natural wood accents a handsome complement to the beachfront setting.

Photo By: Turks & Caicos Property, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

White Chef Kitchen With Blue Countertops

Blue countertops are a surprising touch in this mansion's gourmet chef kitchen, uniquely tying the room to the sparkling ocean just outside.

From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Neutral Mediterranean Open Kitchen With Leather Stools

The kitchen is warm and inviting with all-wood cabinets and flooring in a honey hue and a center island perfect for casual gatherings.

From: Bailey Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Bailey Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Open Plan Kitchen With Blue Cabinets

Dark blue lower cabinets are a fun twist on the neutral palette of this open plan kitchen and perk up all the dark wood elements.

From: Sea Island Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Sea Island Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Large Country Kitchen With Pot Rack

This large kitchen feels simple in style, with white countertops, clean-lined cabinets and bare walls. But the amenities are chef-quality and the long island makes sure there's plenty of prep space to go around.

From: Chas Everitt International Property Grp and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Chas Everitt International Property Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Cottage Kitchen With White Range Hood

This gourmet kitchen has all the charm of the original home's architecture with beautiful wood floors, lots of windows and unique details. But the amenities have been upgraded to keep the modern-day chef happy.

From: Houlihan Lawrence and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Old World-Influenced Kitchen With Island

A large island lined with barstools offers room for meal prep and dining in this Old World-influenced kitchen. A beautiful green tile backsplash adds welcome color to the neutral room.

From: Sea Island Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Sea Island Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Olive Green Chef Kitchen With Wood Floors

Olive green is an unusual, but surprisingly stylish choice for this kitchen's walls, especially when perked up by the fresh, white cabinetry. Cinnamon-colored floors add a welcome note of warmth.

From: @properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Large Kitchen With Striped Accent Wall

This spacious kitchen uses patterns and textures to add visual interest to its neutral palette: A small-scale chevron stripe covers the back wall, lively without being overwhelming. Overhead, thick, rustic beams help move the eye across the room.

From: Beacham & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Beacham & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

California Redwood Kitchen With Open Floor Plan

Soft neutral tiles ground the hallway and kitchen, where redwood is used throughout the open floor plan kitchen. The oversized island houses much-needed storage, range, extra sink and tons of prep space.

From: Willis Allen Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Willis Allen Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Chef Kitchen With Wood Paneling

This gourmet kitchen draws rich luxury from wood paneling, floors and cabinetry, all in the same warm brown. Wide passageways surround the central island, making it easy for chefs to move from station to station.

From: Windermere Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Open, Rustic Kitchen is Warm, Inviting

Warm hardwood floors ground this expansive rustic kitchen, which has large windows overlooking the mountains in Whistler, British Columbia. Soft white cabinets provide storage in the space, while a corner banquette and natural wood barstools at the island create cozy dining spots.

From: The Whistler Real Estate Co. and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: The Whistler Real Estate Co., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Backlit Island in Contemporary Kitchen

The large island takes center stage in this contemporary, open floor plan kitchen. Sleek wood barstools pull up to the island, which is backlit to create a cool design element in the space.

From: Jawitz Properties Ltd. and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Jawitz Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Modern Open Floor Plan Kitchen

The open concept kitchen features a sleek, black island, which houses the kitchen sink and range. The island flows down to a dining table surrounded by contemporary chairs. Glass walls offer views of the interior gardens with elegant trees.

From: LX Costa Rica and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: LX Costa Rica, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Kitchen Island with White Oak Planks and Brass Legs

The end of the kitchen island is covered in the same hand-scraped solid White Oak planks as the refrigerator and freezer to complete the homeowners' request for something organic and unique. The planks are arranged in a chevron pattern to add a fun detail to the island and refrigerator and freezer. To offset the weight of the cantilevered countertop that extends from the island's base cabinets, brass poles were added to the outer corners of this piece. These brass poles match the brass fixtures in the rest of the kitchen, creating a continuous design throughout the space.

Contemporary Kitchen with Marble Island

The key feature of this Santa Monica kitchen is a stunning marble monolithic island that acts as a modern sculptural piece. Neutral square tiles ground the room, while sleek wooden cabinets are topped with clean white countertops.

Chic and Contemporary Family-Friendly Kitchen

A soft gray and white color palette sets the tone for this open, contemporary kitchen. Sleek cabinets pair with chic marble countertops, and stainless steel pro-quality appliances complement the modern aesthetic.

Large Kitchen Eat-In Island With Brown Leather Bar Chairs and Polished Wood Countertop Under Black Pendant Lights

Leather bar chairs blend beautifully with the wood finishes used as accents in this kitchen design. Four heavy, black pendant lights form a square above the polished island countertop. Natural wood exposed beams compliment the finish of the china cabinet giving a country influence to the contemporary style.

White Country Kitchen With Lantern Pendants

Far from bland, this white kitchen makes sure to bring in lots of different textures to liven up its look: unfinished wood beams, marble countertops, beadboard paneling and glass and metal lanterns.

Modern Kitchen With Leather Barstools

The designers paid homage to ’70s-inspired design throughout this Los Angeles-based home including leather-and-brass barstools in the kitchen.

Photo By: Tessa Neustadt

Multifunctional Kitchen Island Provides Counter Space and Seating for Five

To give the homeowners much-needed space for entertaining, designers installed a large kitchen island that has enough seating for at least five guests. Not only does this space provide seating, it also gives the homeowners extra counter space for easy meal preparation, since there is direct access to the home's double ovens, microwave, refrigerator and stove from the kitchen island, which also contains a large prep sink for simple kitchen cleanup.

Open Concept Kitchen with Island and Black Interior Doors

The renovation of this Nashville, Tennessee, kitchen began with opening up the claustrophobic floor plan and adding a large island for the young family to live and work around. Then, designers added a neutral color palette with pops of color from the kitchen ware and vinyl teal counter stools. Finally, doors were painted black to add some drama and architectural interest to a space that lacked both things before the renovation.

Funky Pendant Lights in Neutral, Eclectic Kitchen

Originally, there were two large chandeliers hanging over the kitchen's island, so to update the space to fit the homeowners' design style, designers replaced them with three funky pendant lights that extend from the kitchen island down to the dining table.

Transitional Open Kitchen With Wood Countertops

A butcher block countertop and exposed beams give rustic friendliness to this open concept kitchen. A stainless steel range hood and dark blue cabinetry add a refined feel.

Contemporary Kitchen With Bright Pink Island

Pattern and texture are key in this urban contemporary kitchen. The bold peony and vine backsplash makes a dramatic statement and is offset by sleek wood cabinets. The vibrant pink island is color matched to the BlueStar stove, and contemporary pendant lights illuminate the space.

Photo By: Regan Wood Photography

Open and Bright Family Kitchen

The vaulted ceiling expands the overall size of this all-white kitchen, which is designed to be a family-friendly heart of the home. A huge navy island accommodates the kids' baseball team and hides scuff marks, as well as adds color to the space. The barstools are chosen because they're easy to wipe clean. Tucked in the corner is a cozy banquette breakfast nook.

Updated Cottage Kitchen is Family Friendly

Designed for the whole family to gather around, the gray kitchen island centers the space and is clad in clean white countertops. Exposed bulb pendant lights illuminate the surface. The kitchen features an open floor plan that combines the breakfast nook and homework area.

Cottage Kitchen is Heart of the Home

Exposed ceiling beams brings a rustic note to this bright white cottage kitchen. The long center island adds more prep and storage space to the kitchen and is also designed for the whole family to gather.

Blue and White Transitional Kitchen With Shades

This formerly dark and uninteresting kitchen gets a whole new life with beautiful blue cabinetry, delicate pendants and roman shades with a subtle graphic print. The backsplash is the star of the room: gray tiles in a chevron stripe.

Contemporary White Kitchen With Huge Windows

It's impossible to believe this home once felt dark and cramped. Now panoramic windows make every room feel like part of the outdoors. The kitchen's unique windows arch up and over the room, meaning washing dishes is suddenly a lovely assignment.

White, Rustic Kitchen with Open Shelving

This rustic-chic Martha's Vineyard home plays hard, and its streamlined kitchen works hard, too. White cabinetry lines the bottom half of three walls, while open shelving above offers stylish storage space. Exposed beams on the ceiling add to the room's rustic flair.

Contemporary Kitchen Includes Stainless Island

Around the corner, smooth concrete floors lead into this spacious, contemporary kitchen. A large stainless steel island anchors the space, providing extra room for meal-prep, while wood cabinets offer ample storage options.

Bright Farmhouse Kitchen with Blue Island Accent and White Tile Backsplash

White walls, cabinetry and countertops capture the bright, natural light of the room making this sunny kitchen the perfect compliment to a farmhouse home. A blue island brings in a comforting color accent and creates an attractive backdrop behind natural wood bar stools.

White Farmhouse Kitchen with Green Accents

This sleek, yet quaint farmhouse kitchen features both period and modern elements, including midcentury-inspired barstools and a traditional apron sink. Green is a motif that repeats throughout, on the countertop, the light fixtures and even the window casings. A contemporary color palette and modern furnishings transformed this once dark and dated home into a livable and family-friendly country house.

Rustic-Contemporary Kitchen in Ski Getaway

The kitchen in this mountain home features rustic-contemporary styling and high-end finishes, with natural materials like wood, steel and stone used in clean, contemporary lines. Energy-efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures, as well as LED lighting, radiant floor heating and solar shades, are among the home's eco-friendly details. Soaring ceilings feature rich, dark wood tones, bringing warmth to the space.

Contemporary Kitchen and Dining Room Combination

This combined kitchen and dining room takes advantage of its footprint, with a long dining table that echoes the line of the long island and breakfast bar. The marble and wood topped island features seating for four, with a trio of pendants providing task lighting for dining, cooking and more. The exotic wood of the clean-lined cabinetry draws the eye, resulting in a unique space that's both crisp and warm.

Blue and White Kitchen With Rug

In this townhouse renovation, a more efficient kitchen with updated appliances and wider work surfaces was a must. A Spanish-style tile backsplash does the double trick of punching up the white cabinets and making the ceiling feel even higher.

Open, Airy Kitchen is Family Friendly

All-white cabinetry is clad in sleek black countertops, while the black island helps to create a striking contrast in the space. Geometric pendant lights and the tile backsplash bring in contemporary style, while exposed ceiling beams nod to the cottage design throughout the home.

Multi-Functional Kitchen Island Adds Casual Dining Option

The island in the kitchen adds plenty of serving, prep space and storage while giving the family a casual dining space.

Modern Kitchen With Sleek Island

White Eat-In Kitchen With Large Island and Pendant Lights

This traditional white eat-in kitchen features upholstered barstools, several white cabinets and drawers, and a large island illuminated by pendant lights.

Photo By: Wiff Harmer

Yellow Mediterranean Kitchen With Island

Thermador chef-grade appliances make culinary masterpieces possible. Wood and stone accents help them blend seamlessly into the kitchen's stately Mediterranean style.

From: Arizona Best Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Arizona Best Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Mediterranean Style Chef's Kitchen With Two Islands

Dark wood cabinetry and trim creates a rich, warm feeling, balancing the cold tile floors. One of the kitchen islands serves as a prep area with additional storage space while the other serves as a breakfast bar. The arched doorway offers some separation between the kitchen and living area but still maintains an open feel.

From: Ebby Halliday Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Ebby Halliday Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Traditional Chef's Kitchen is Open, Family-Friendly

A large center island clad in gray granite provides open and closed storage, as well as prep sink. Rustic stone surrounds the professional oven and range hood, while exposed wood beams contrast against the creamy white ceiling. Contemporary pendant lights add a modern touch to this traditional kitchen.

From: Ebby Halliday Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Ebby Halliday Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

White Gourmet Kitchen

Gleaming with culinary potential, this gorgeous gourmet kitchen offers top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, plentiful storage and an easy-flow layout with a centralized island. Start planning the menu!

From: EWM Realty International and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: EWM Realty International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Traditional Kitchen With Banquette and Ceiling Beams

Warm wood dominates this traditional kitchen, creating a cozy country vibe. The blue accent wall and striped valances over the built-in banquette lighten up the space with some color.

From: Residential Properties Ltd. and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Residential Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Craftsman-Style Chef Kitchen With Lantern Pendant Lights

State-of-the-art stainless steel appliances suit professional and amateur chefs alike. Dark-stained wood cabinets and trim give this kitchen a warm, homey feel typical of Craftsman style. Lantern inspired pendant lights add sculptural detail.

From: Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Black and White Chef's Kitchen

The house may have been built in the early 20th century, but the kitchen has all modern-day amenities. Chef's grade appliances guarantee gourmet meals and a black-and-white palette keeps the mood crisp and stylish.

From: CI Exclusive Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: CI Exclusive Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Brown Traditional Chef's Kitchen With Range Hood

Whip up feasts in the gourmet kitchen that has all restaurant-grade appliances. Guests can pull up a barstool and keep the chef company.

From: Colorado Landmark, Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Colorado Landmark, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Contemporary Neutral Kitchen With Drop Ceiling

Recessed, light-stained wood cabinets and a wood slat ceiling add warmth and texture to this tropical, contemporary kitchen. A drop ceiling and modern pendant lights hang over the waterfall marble island. Green tile backsplash injects a subtle pop of color.

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Open Plan Chef's Kitchen and Sitting Area

Dinner party for eight or date night for two: The sleek chef’s kitchen has it covered with extensive wine storage, three prep-sinks and easy indoor-outdoor flow.

From: Village Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Rustic Chef Kitchen With Green Island

Whip up apres ski hot cocoa in the grand kitchen where the rustic setting stops short of chef-grade appliances. Wide paths circle the large island to ease flow and prep work.

From: Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Open Floor Plan Kitchen is Contemporary, Family Friendly

Light wood, clean-lined cabinets pair with HanStone quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances for an open, contemporary kitchen. Black leather barstools pull up to the bar for a simple breakfast area, while the whole kitchen opens up sleek dining room.

Granite Topped Kitchen Island and Great Room

The beautiful open plan kitchen meshes seamlessly with the living spaces and shows off granite counters, chef-grade stainless steel appliances and a huge pantry.

From: Windermere Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Brown Traditional Kitchen With Island

The handsome gourmet kitchen includes everything a chef needs with Viking appliances, two Bosch dishwashers and a large, marble-topped island. Pops of green and white brighten the beautiful dark wood cabinetry and floors.

From: Watson Realty Corp. and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Watson Realty Corp., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

White Modern Chef Kitchen With Wine Vault

The gourmet kitchen makes culinary masterpieces possible with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances and a wine vault. Store those gorgeous dishes in the custom cabinetry.

From: EWM Realty International and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: EWM Realty International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Contemporary Open Kitchen With Brown And Gray Cabinets

Chrome base bar stools give a sleek, uncluttered look to this open kitchen. Brown and gray wooden kitchen cabinets create a nice color block effect.

From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Mediterranean Style Open Kitchen With Red Clay Tile Floors

Dark stained wood cabinets and red clay tile floors give this kitchen a warm, Mediterranean vibe. Two wide doorways define the space while maintaining an open flow.

From: Village Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; Photography: Jim Bartsch

Traditional Neutral Eat-In Kitchen With Breakfast Bar

This kitchen's open design allows natural light to brighten the space. Leather counter height chairs serve as comfortable seating at the breakfast bar. A white island breaks up the warm tones from the dark wood cabinets.

From: John Daugherty, Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Eclectic Black and White Chef's Kitchen With Subway Tile

White subway tile with gray grout lines the walls of this chef's kitchen. Gray and white patterned floor tiles add interest while still keeping with the color palette. Gold midcentury modern chandeliers inject a dose of glamour into the space.

From: First Team Estates and Luxury Portfolio International®

Professional Cook's Kitchen and Breakfast Area

Olive green walls and dark hardwood floors pair together for a warm, inviting chef's kitchen. A large island provides open and closed storage, while white cabinets surround the perimeter and add lightness to the space. A curved banquette combines with a futuristic table, chairs and light fixture for a cozy breakfast area.

From: @properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

White Chef's Kitchen With Vaulted Ceiling

In addition to the vaulted ceiling, white cabinetry makes this chef's kitchen feel spacious. The arched opening mirrors the arched alcove above the fridge giving the kitchen symmetry.

From: Houlihan Lawrence and Luxury Portfolio International®

Traditional Kitchen With Island

Handsome dark brown wood cabinets match the island and the kitchen's crown molding. A chandelier is the finishing touch on the elegant space.

From: Kentwood Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Kentwood Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

White Cottage Great Room With Barstools

A classic, clean aesthetic was the goal for this kitchen remodel. Mixing different textures — wood, metal, stone — keeps the neutral palette from looking ho hum.

White Contemporary Kitchen With Wood Paneled Refrigerator

A wood paneled refrigerator matches the surprise paneling on the back of the island. It's a fun way to add life and unique personality to this stylish kitchen.

Photo By: Melissa Brandman

Sleek, Midcentury Modern Kitchen

A modern, minimalist and midcentury-style kitchen with natural materials. The homeowner loves white and initially wanted an all-white kitchen. But because she feared that it would be hard to maintain with her two kids, she went with natural walnut cabinets instead, along with a few white cabinets and white countertops. “This way she would not have to feel as though her kitchen had to be in perfect condition,” says designer Kristianne Watts.

Modern White Kitchen with Yellow Island

This modern white kitchen features a soft yellow kitchen island and sweet, gray and white polka dot stools. Aluminum pendant lights that fan out like flowers hang above the space, while light hardwood floors finish off the airy look of the room.

Gray Kitchen With Striking Quartz Countertops

As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, this kitchen was redesigned with gray-stained maple cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and stainless steel pendant lights above the island. The wall between the kitchen and living area was removed, creating a more open look and a better flow between rooms. As a finishing touch, the new breakfast bar was outfitted with modern-rustic barstools.

Traditional White Kitchen Featuring Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinets

Statuary marble counters top the cabinets in this elegant gourmet kitchen.

White Contemporary Kitchen With Brown Chandeliers

Two brown chandeliers add an extra touch of elegance to this white contemporary kitchen. Pull up a chair to the large kitchen island and keep the chef company.

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Yellow and Green Retro Kitchen

An oversized island and rustic farmhouse sink create warmth with plenty of working space in this rustic kitchen.

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

And whether that kitchen island table is a farmhouse-style table that's as perfect for entertaining guests as it is for doing homework, or a more modern, stainless-steel work table with room for storage, what makes a table feel island-like is its positioning.

Kitchen island tables are typically placed at the center of the kitchen and beneath a source of light—like a chandelier, pendants or track lighting. Another important consideration is seating—and whether the space allows for chairs on both sides.

If an island table will also include a bottom-row storage element, keep table height (and comfort) in mind when selecting island chairs or barstools. If one side of the table is closest to a busy work area (stove, oven or sink), it may make sense to limit the seating to one side.

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