I think that a small kitchen island looks great in pretty much any home, whether you have a spacious room like this or are working with a more limited floor plan. I know that most kitchen island designs that you see these days are gigantic units with tons of seating and multiple appliances built in. Yes, these are absolutely gorgeous features to have in your kitchen, but the reality is that your average person just does not have the space for something like that. I was really drawn to these photos because the small kitchen island ideas pictured here are very attainable for your ordinary homeowner, and you could easily recreate this look on a fairly low budget. Not to mention, this entire space has a very timeless feel to it and will not look outdated after a few years as trends change.
A small kitchen island like this is exactly what I want to have in our home (we have a pretty blah kitchen design right now). Don't get me wrong, I do love a contemporary kitchen with a gigantic square island but I think that it would be pretty overwhelming for the size house that we have. That is why I am gravitating so much to this miniature unit because I think that it would fit perfectly within the scale of our house. Even better, the contrast of the white and charcoal grey cabinets adds further dimension to the design without cluttering the smaller space with a lot of pattern and unnecessary trinkets and decorative accents. Of all the small kitchen designs with island units that I have seen so far, this is the only one that I would actually want to spend the money on replicating at our house.
This stunning loft condo is definitely a dream home for me -- I love everything about it from the exposed brick to the small kitchen island with room for all your guests to sit and eat. I don't know that I will ever live downtown like this, but I would love to create a similar vibe in our house in the suburbs haha. Ironically enough we have already been looking into how to incorporate some modern kitchen design 2022 trends into our home to make it feel more updated. Obviously I can't recreate the giant windows and total exposed brick walls, but I can mimic the cabinet layout and center island design. I really like the square look rather than your typical rectangle that you see for most kitchen island ideas for small kitchens.
I am having so much fun with this new small kitchen island craze because it allows me to add units like this to homes that most people would have thought I was crazy for trying to squeeze in an island before. Most people think that you can only use kitchen island ideas in spacious homes with a fairly large square footage available for the main living spaces. I have always gravitated towards smaller design jobs, not because of the scale, but because I find the challenge of making any type of space work quite invigorating. This cool wood and turquoise kitchen design for small space was one of my favorites, because we incorporated a narrow island that ran the length of the kitchen, just large enough for a bar as well as a spacious chefs sink.
This small kitchen island table is such a fantastic idea for anybody that wants a more unique way of incorporating this classic feature into their home. If you had just described this kitchen island with seating to me, I will admit that I probably would not be super jazzed about it. A round island with seating around it seems pretty weird if you just explain it with words -- I mean why wouldn't you just stick a table in the middle of the floor ya know? But actually seeing these pictures totally changed my mind. I love how the black kitchen island is a statement pieces and incorporated more versatile features than any table could (extra storage, a bar sink etc.). This is definitely something I am going to look into adding into our kitchen design.
When we first moved into this home, I really thought that this small kitchen island would be absolutely useless because of its fairly minuscule size. I am surprised to say though that it is actually one of my absolute favorite features of our main living area because I find myself taking advantage of it all the time, especially given our fairly small kitchen design. There is just enough room for my partner to pull up a seat with a glass of wine and keep me company while I cook dinner, and the extra counter space is so handy for chopping or organizing ingredients for whatever recipe I am cooking. Not to mention that, in general, kitchen island ideas with seating like this tend to work well in open concept spaces because they help to break up the large undivided living areas.