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125 Awesome Kitchen Island Design Ideas
reclaimed wood could add an interesting touch to your kitchen isle
There are plenty of problems a kitchen island could solve. It can easily add some style to your kitchen or provide additional storage, extra seating area or help to separate your cooking area. Nowadays, more than 50% of people think it’s must-have. Even small kitchens could benefit a lot if you install a smart kitchen island there.
Before ordering or building an island you need to decide few things. First of all, you need to choose its style. Would this style much or would it in contrast with your kitchen’s design. For example, you can add a rustic looking kitchen island to a modern kitchen and it would become its focal point. Alternatively, you can simply use the same cabinets and the same countertop for a more similar look.
Next, you need to decide what your kitchen need and how you can enhance it. Maybe you need additional storage space or may be extra dining area is required. The island would occupy lots of floor space so you need to be careful when choosing its functionality. Besides, you need to make sure it would fit in your kitchen. Usually, it’s placed in the center of an enclosed kitchen and there should be about 35-50 inches between the island and other cabinets and tables. Although sometimes you can place a dining table near one of its sides to save some space. In our gallery, you’ll see a lot of awesome ideas for different situations. Besides, you’ll also find several interesting DIY kitchen islands that might inspire you to build your own by yourself.
You’ll find that the most popular kitchen islands types are:
With a seating area.
With built-in appliances.
With aditional storage cabinets or open shelves.
Rolling kitchen islands that you can move when necessary.
Those that features an unique design. That could be islands made of pallets, of old windows, and even those that have aquariums inside them.
For even more unique designs we have another interesting roundup.
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modern kitchen island could provide enough storage space for cookbooks and food magazines
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contemporary kitchen island with a very interesting shape could easily be build with wood sraps
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could you imagine that a kitchen island could have an aquarium inside it
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a kitchen island could be made of shipping pallets and other wood scraps
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round kitchen island is much more interesting choice than a standard rectangular one
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an island is a perfect object to mix old and new in your kitchen
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an unqiue kitchen design from old windows
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open shelving island provides lots of space for displaying silverware
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beatuiful kitchen island design idea with removeable wood dovetail boxes
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beautiful gray kitchen island design with shelves on the end for books and ceramic
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bold dark kitchen deisgn with black cabinetry and white countertops looks well combined with a island with a natural stone coutnertop
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deep green bottom and white top looks extremly well together
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kinda creative island that looks really old and weathered
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Marble strip mosaics looks gorgeous on this kitchen island and breakfast corner with lighting looks quite original
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natural pine wood is a great way to warm up your kitchen
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reclaimed wood is a perfect material to build a gorgeous kitchen island that would become a focal point of any ktichen
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If all your life you was a Lego fan then here is an idea for your next DIY project!
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rustic looking kitchen island with storage crates
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this is definitely a contemporary multi-purpose island, which is fitted with appliances, masses of storage, a place to sit and eat breakfast
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two traditional kitchen islands provide lots of storage and space for a built-in oven
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you can build a kitchen island from wood pallets and a butchter coutertop
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you can simply build a kithen island from pine like a dining table just a little bit taller
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Large gorgeous kitchen island with gray wood support and white marble countertop. It's perfect for dining thanks to its size and an additional shelf in the middle where you could put plates with main dishes.
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One more great example of marble coutertop and black cabinets that act as support. Vintage chairs and industrial pendant lights only add some charm to it.
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On this kitchen an island acts as the main cooking area with a cooktop and a cooking hood above it. It also provide some open storage to keep thinks on hand during dinners.
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This is a really smart solution for any kitchen. A vintage looking tall table on casters. It can easily moved anywhere you like. You can use it as an additional dining surface or as for food prep.
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This is an interesting solution to combine an island with a dining table as functionally as visually.
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If your kitchen is really spacious it's probably a good idea to have two islands for different purposes.
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Long kitchen islands provide lots of space for eating. Great for large family breakfasts!
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If you think a kitchen island is always bulky, just check this minimalist solution. Table-like support and a stone countertop have a very sophisticated and airy look.
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A kitchen island should have the same shape as your kitchen. It's much more practical this way.
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Open shelving in a kitchen island is perfect way to have things on hand. Recipe books or even some salad bowls could fit there.