20 Dreamy Kitchen Islands

As the hub of the kitchen, a great island is part prep station, part gathering spot and part dining area. See how top kitchen designers and HGTV fans, just like you, create kitchen islands that are both hard-working and stylish.

Roger Davies

Family-Friendly Hot Spot

Once cramped and dated, this kitchen featured in HGTV Magazine received a total overhaul to open it up to the rest of the home and make it the family's favorite room in the house. To create a spot for homework and casual family meals, a Restoration Hardware furniture piece was topped with a durable zinc countertop to serve as an island. A wide stainless steel kick plate along the base protects it from shoe scuffs.

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