Im my opinion, a large kitchen island is an absolutely essential part of any home because it provides so much storage, cooking surface and straight up styles. When my clients ask for kitchen island ideas to help them get started narrowing down on exactly what they want, I always direct them to this site to look at photos of different shapes, finishes and styles. I think that the most versatile island design is one that acts as a peninsula and divides the space, especially in the case of a combined open concept kitchen and living area. The L shaped kitchen with island is a great example of how you can use the unit for all of the things I mentioned above, but also to provide a barrier and traffic flow in a large and very open space.
This unique morrocan-inspired has everything I could possibly want -- a large kitchen island with plenty of seating for guests, cool architectural elements that take your breath away when you enter the space, and plenty of room to whip up a gourmet meal. My favorite part of the space is definitely the large kitchen island with seating because it really centers the space. The unique LED-lit display cabinets flanking either side, anchor the unit and make the piece even more special. I also really like the large sink with gold faucet placed in the center because it makes the unit both beautiful and functional. I certainly don't think that kitchen island designs could get any better than this.
A large kitchen island is a main part of any dream home design I have come up with. I have looked at a lot of new kitchen ideas and the vast majority of the ones I love have large multi-use island that feature a variety of beautiful and highly functional features such as seating, storage, and appliances. There are tons of different styles that I like, but one of my favorites is a contrasting finish like the soft dove grey unit placed in the center of traditional style all-white cabinets. I think that using an alternate shade on the kitchen island cabinets than the rest of the units really helps to break up the largely monochromatic space and bring a little bit of subtle visual interest to the design.
In my opinion, for 2019 home decor, a large kitchen island is an absolute must in any new home. As you can see, a white kitchen island like this is the finishing touch to an already stunning design, but it just adds that extra wow factor both in terms of beauty as well as functionality. Visually, these units tend to center a design and generate a good traffic flow around the kitchen. Functionally, a kitchen island with granite top is such a key element for any chefs workspace because it provides tons of storage as well as expansive and durable counter space for prep work of all sorts. I encourage you to do some research on different layouts and styles of these pieces to determine the perfect option for your home.
As far as I’m concerned a large kitchen island is an essential feature of any home designed with a large family in mind. I can’t tell you how often we use our kitchen island with storage and extra seating for prep work before dinner, feeding the family, or for the kids to sit and to their homework while I cook. Beyond the functionality of the unit, I think that they add great style and an upscale look to any kitchen they are incorporated in. The design in these photos is actually the one that inspired our overall kitchen look. I wanted to match the island with the kitchen cabinets as opposed to choosing a contrasting finish because I wanted the entire space to look streamlined and clean (especially given our messy children).
A large kitchen island is an absolute must in our new home. I really like how this cool all-white kitchen island with seating centers the entire open concept living area and provides a nice focal point to anchor the design. We have a similar size lofted space with an odd floor plan so I have been struggling to figure out the best way to lay out the design in a way that makes sense. I always strive for symmetry or at least geometric shapes in my designs, but I do not think that I will be able to achieve my go to in this space. However, placing a large unit in the center of the space then anchoring even more with floating kitchen island lighting is a great technique to distract from the fact that everything is not necessarily traditionally centered in the space.