It is really not hard to come by kitchen layouts with island these days because the have become so popular that we are seeing them incorporated in just about any size space. I would have loved this back when I was looking for kitchen island ideas for smaller layouts. Now that we have this much larger floorpan, I really need inspiration for how to better integrate our floating and peninsula islands into the flow of the space. In my opinion this room feels rather disjointed even though color and pattern-wise everything is pretty cohesive. The best kitchen designs that I have seem feel like everything flows together and is part of one unified space, but ours feels like there are different "zones" that you can work in. Do any designers have tips on how to remedy this?
Usually I love just about any kitchen layouts with island somehow incorporated in them, that is until we moved into this home haha. In general, I am really not sure about how I feel about the kitchen layouts that the previous owner chose, but in particular the use of the island down the already quite narrow space. If we were to gut this entire space and start over, do you think you would still put the island in here, would you move it, or would you scrap it all together? I feel like even the best kitchen islands would look a little bit off in here because everything is so narrow and feels very closed in being so close to the cabinets. Now, perhaps if everything was painted white it would feel more streamlined and less claustrophobic, but that certainly is not a guarantee.
I would love to take a poll of how many people really like kitchen layouts with island designs in the center of the space, and how many prefer a peninsula island or none at all. I am on here looking for small kitchen island ideas, and I found myself really gravitating towards this home because of how chunky and substantial their unit looks. I wonder though if this is the best placement for a smaller kitchen (well my layout specifically). We basically have a miniature version of this floor plan and, according to my kitchen layout planner, we could put a reasonably sized unit in the center of the room or as a peninsula that would serve as a transition to the dining area. What do y'all think? Center island or peninsula?
It is surprising to me that I am saying this, but this home has one of those kitchen layouts with island in the center that I actually think that they could have made a much larger piece. Usually I am on here complaining that people insisted on putting an island in a kitchen design layout that is too small or not the right shape for the piece. But I actually think that these homeowners have the opposite problem. They are lucky enough to have an extremely spacious room with a ton of floor space that could have easily accommodated kitchen island ideas with seating twice the size of the one already in here. In fact, if they were to do renovations of any sort, I definitely think that they should expand their island. I think it could become a real statement piece in here.
This is one of the more unique kitchen layouts with island, not because of the style of cabinets or the color palette but because of the location of all of their major elements. Usually you see the dining table much farther away from the kitchen island designs, even in a smaller home. I actually like how this one is so close by because it makes for much easier entertaining because the group can gather for dining or use the island as a buffet. I also really like how they laid out the cabinetry in this space. Most of the kitchen layout ideas on this site feature a traditional U-shaped design. This one packs in far more units into the same amount of space and really maximizes their design.
I swear I had to have looked at one hundred kitchen layouts with island designs in order to come up with this final look for our new home. I suppose that it was worth it, because when it is all said and done, I think that this is one of the most beautiful kitchens that I have ever seen! I will admit that I was a little bit nervous going with such a huge island because it seemed so outlandishly large when I taped it off on the floor. I mean, realistically, we are so used to trying to figure out kitchen island ideas for small kitchens because of our previous homes, that I probably just was not used to the freedom of such a large floor plan. Now that I see how everything turned out, I know that we could have probably even gone larger with the island! I think it is just perfect.