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

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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.

99 Beautiful Kitchen Island Design Ideas

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

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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

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Country Kitchen with Blue Island

From: Julia West

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Kitchen with Island

Kitchen Island with Chandeliers

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Kitchen Island with Pot Rack and Copper Pots

From: Barry Dixon

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Kitchen with Bar

From: Barry Dixon

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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

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

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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: Kerrie 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

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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