I know that most people was swoon over a white kitchen island like this, but overall I think that it is too modern looking (as is the rest of the kitchen). This home is pretty high on our list of potential buys, but between the kitchen island cabinets and overall contemporary architecture and decor throughout the rest of the home, I am not sure if it could be altered to match more of my traditional style. The location of this home is super ideal and the property (as well as the home) is absolutely gorgeous, I am just trying to figure out ways that I can but my own stamp on this place. I have been looking through countless images of kitchen islands to get some inspiration and see if little details or even color palette and decorative furnishings can give the home a more timeless feel.
My mission this past weekend was to pick out the white kitchen island design that I want to use in our remodel. I looked all over the internet to find inspiration photos and, luckily, I was able to find so many kitchen island ideas with seating (just like I wanted) that I am having a hard time narrowing it down to the exact look that I want to go with. Space for barstools is an absolute must for me, but I also love the amount of storage that a lot of these units incorporate. Another favorite of mine is doing a thick white marble or quartz countertop to really set off an all white kitchen.
This remodel project was one of my favorites that I have taken on in years -- I love the chic timeless look anchored by an oversized white kitchen island. I definitely think that this is one of those spaces that will simply never go out of style because of all of the elegant features that really are not boxed in to one particular decor palette or trend. The large kitchen island trend is definitely here to stay, just as the simplistic all white cabinetry and wide plank flooring is. This is one of those spaces that proves that a room can be as functional as it is beautiful, because there is loads and loads of storage to hide everything away so that the everyday look is clean and seamless.
I love how this simple white kitchen island looks paired with the sleek cafe au laute contemporary cabinets. Without the large range, you would almost think that this was just a very large closet rather than an actual kitchen because of how clean and simplistic the design is. I originally came on here to find some small kitchen island ideas and instead a came up with inspiration for a while new kitchen design (isn't that always how it happens haha). My only problem is that I have never seen a retailer that carries a boldly contemporary style cabinet like these. Most, even when they are advertised as "modern" still look more shaker to me and do not have the sleek flat front.
Isn't this white kitchen island with super industrial matte black light fixtures an absolutely dynamic design? Usually I am not really into such cold and modern designs, but this kitchen actually speaks to me on a very different level than a lot of the pictures of kitchen islands that I have been looking at. Of course I want my house to be homey and welcoming, but I also want it to have an edgier and more "adult" feeling rather than a super family oriented space. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with that, but my partner and I chose to not have children partially so that we could have chic spaces like this (don't tell me how vain I am, I already know it).
We have a pretty small home and I am trying to decide if incorporating a white kitchen island like this would be too large for our space. I did a lot of research into potential layouts and have finally pinpointed my favorite look. The white kitchen designs pictured here are definitely on the small side so I know it can be done, but I actually feel like this space looks too crowded. I need to weigh the benefits of the island (there are so many) against the negatives of having a slightly crowded traffic flow. My favorite thing about kitchen island ideas (and why I want to install one so bad) is their versatility -- you can make them highly functional as well as a huge decorative focal point for the space.