Kitchens With Islands
Photo By: Designer, Gregory Augustine
Photo By: Designer, Rouzita Vahhabaghai
Photo By: Designer, Candice Olson
Photo By: Designer, Phyllis Harbinger
Photo By: Designer, Dave Stimmel
Photo By: Designer, Tina Muller
Photo By: Designer, Shane Inman
Kitchen islands are popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 80 percent of home buyers consider an island desirable or essential. But that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. Consider your space to make sure you have enough clearance on all sides of the island. Design by Gregory Augustine.
A Better Work Triangle
The island in this kitchen features a second sink to use for food preparation, creating a compact and convenient work triangle. Design by Gail Drury.
Cooktop Kitchen Island
When designing a cooktop island like this one, make sure you have the structural ability to build a ventilation hood directly above. Photo by Maxwell Mackenzie. Design by Rouzita Vahhabaghai.
Traditional Kitchen Island
For many homeowners, a basic island helps make a small kitchen feel larger and adds a much-needed work surface. Design by Candice Olson.
This working island functions as a cooking area with a built-in stove and prep space and as a bar with seating.
Grab a Bite
This eight-foot-long island is great for grabbing a quick meal and as additional space for food prep. Design by Phyllis Harbinger.
This island houses the main sink and includes bar seating and built-in display shelves. Design by Dave Stimmel.
Make It a Galley
This extended island gives this L-shaped kitchen a galley-like feel and features plenty of cabinet storage, counter space and seating. Design by Tina Muller.
Give It Character
Islands can be fun as well as functional. This one is designed to complement a Mediterranean kitchen, with unique features like decorative wheels, architectural details and aged texture on the cabinet doors. The rustic hanging pot rack above it adds more Old World charm.
This custom-designed stone island features a deck-mounted pot filler and custom-designed hood mixed with state-of-the-art appliances.
The island in this horseshoe, or U-shape, kitchen features a second sink and acts like a dining area that can seat several people.
Small Kitchen Island
An island doesn’t have to be big, especially if you have a small kitchen. A simple island like this one is highly functional and doesn’t take up much space. Design by Didier Michot.
The island in this L-shaped kitchen allows the homeowner to prepare food on one side while entertaining guests sitting on the other side.