Kitchen Islands With Seating

Kitchen islands can be social, smart and fun thanks to an endless array of seating options ranging from comfortable to practical.
2011 HGTV Dream Home Kitchen With Center Island

2011 HGTV Dream Home Kitchen With Center Island

Sure, kitchen islands are hardworking, but they can also be equally inviting when designed specifically for family, friends or visitors to pull up a chair, enjoy conversation or lend a helping hand with prep work.

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

Yellow 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

From: Abe Jerome

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

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

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

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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

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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

Kitchen islands with seating also add to the kitchen's overall functionality—not to mention its aesthetic appeal.

While the size of your space will ultimately determine if a kitchen island with seating will work, even the coziest kitchen might be able to accommodate an island with enough room for a small pair of bar stools pulled up to a breakfast bar or counter-height chairs on either side.

But whether you wish to seat as few as two or as many as eight, kitchen island designs with seating can be as practical or decorative as you'd like.

Don't forget, there's always the option to remove the chairs (or tuck them away in another room) if they affect traffic patterns when entertaining.

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