Beautiful Kitchen Island Ideas for Your Remodel

From on October 28, 2011 in Kitchen Remodel


A kitchen island may seem a basic element in a new kitchen, but the choices and details can be overwhelming. What is the need for your kitchen island? What function must it provide? How large? What materials? How much storage? What aesthetic? What beep beep beep, blah blah blah. If this is where you start to zone out, then we can help.

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In the meantime, here are a few great photos of kitchen islands. In such a multifunctional room, many choices as well as aesthetics abound. Don’t get overwhelmed. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, take a deep breath, and start making notes on your kitchen island and other details. Check out these pictures to get you exactly what you want from your kitchen.


This vintage-inspired island features extra glassed-in storage as well as mahogany countertops. What a beautiful contrast to the darker wood throughout.


In a long galley kitchen, this narrow basic island pulls the two sides together while adding extra seating.


For the chef sophisticate, this creative kitchen island adds a grounding center and more of a cooking-slash-social gathering space rather than storage. Sleek, modern, beautiful.


Talk about a kitchen island that works overtime. This one provides seating, dining, food prep, storage, and a sink area. Incredible.


For those with extra space, double kitchen islands may be the way to go. And for a bit of contrast, the outer kitchen island’s rich brown countertop warmly offsets the center island’s white surface, as well as the marble kitchen backsplash. Lovely.