Kitchen Island Tables

Forget the dining room table; a kitchen island table can be equally as stylish—but more hardworking.

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Kitchen island tables can take the place of larger kitchen tables and offer more functionality.

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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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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