Kitchen Island Design Ideas

Design the perfect kitchen island with the help of expert advice.
Contemporary Orange Kitchen With Zebrawood Cabinets and Island

Contemporary Orange Kitchen With Zebrawood Cabinets and Island

This ultra-contemporary kitchen from designer Jennifer Gilmer features orange walls that create a sense of warmth as well as vast amounts of countertop space.

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Kitchen islands are an integral design element in today's kitchens. Acting as the kitchen centerpiece, an island can be customized with dozens of time-saving, convenient options for storage, display and food preparation.

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Similarly, ready-made kitchen islands, such as freestanding kitchen islands or kitchen island carts, come equipped with very specific functions, from a simple chop-block table with a single shelf to more elaborate versions with storage options for wine bottles and appliances, drawers for knives and racks for spices, towels, cups or dishes.

Whether the kitchen is large enough to accommodate a built-in kitchen island with table-style seating, or cozy enough to accommodate a smaller, pre-designed model to perform a specific task, kitchen island design ideas are seemingly endless.

Narrow down your kitchen island ideas quickly by determining how much space your kitchen will allow for an island, permanent or temporary. Next, determine which tasks you'll need this hard-working island to perform, such as extra countertop space for prep work or hidden storage for oft-used appliances. Decide on a budget, and contact a design professional if the needs of your kitchen island exceed the solutions provided by ready-made models.

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Kitchen Island Design Ideas

Discover a kitchen island design that matches your style and budget with these fun, simple ideas.

Freestanding Kitchen Islands

Make a design statement—and add efficiency to the kitchen—with a freestanding island.

Portable Kitchen Islands

Get your kitchen rolling efficiently with a portable kitchen island.

Kitchen Island Legs

Kitchen island legs add furniture-like appeal to kitchen islands.

Portable Kitchen Islands

The portable kitchen island is an ideal option for small kitchens or a savvy chef who is always on the move.

Kitchen Island Legs

Without its legs, a kitchen island wouldn't have two "feet" to stand upon. Here's how to find the best ones for your design.

Round Kitchen Island

Think outside the box with round kitchen islands.

Stationary Kitchen Islands

Increase countertop and storage space with stationary kitchen islands.

Freestanding Kitchen Islands

If you are seeking mobility in a kitchen island, then a freestanding design might be the perfect option for you.

French Kitchen Islands

If you are thinking of saying "oui" to a French kitchen design, then it's important for your kitchen island to match your style.

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