1 – Wooden island with wide planks
Here is a very pretty wooden island painted black to contrast with the rest of the light wood that adorns the kitchen. Note that here, the cabinets and floor were made from reclaimed wood. The central cabinet is made from black-painted fence boards. We love these large boards that add texture and character to the space, while the black hue adds a modern touch to the entire kitchen.
2 – White island
Very elegant, this island fits perfectly into this rustic kitchen that adopts a minimalist style all in white. Special mention for the dark wood stools that break the codes of this immaculate whiteness. As a bonus, this worktop also serves as a very functional and warm dining room, perfect for having breakfast with the family.
3 – Asymmetrical island
Do you have a spacious kitchen? In this case, why not opt for an asymmetrical island? As in the photo, a large inclined island takes place in the heart of this beautiful two-tone space. With supreme refinement, he endowed himself with noble materials such as marble, granite and quartz. Rest assured, as they are irregularly shaped, you can save money, since these leftovers are usually offered at a reduced price.
4 – Chic island in black and white
You have understood it well: a kitchen island can be as functional as it is elegant. As proof, this elegant piece of chic black and white furniture is not only very aesthetic, but it is also ergonomic, since it has a sink with a beautiful brass faucet and storage cupboards.
5 – Rustic and contemporary island
We love this kitchen that brilliantly combines retro style with modern freshness. The owners bought the house from their grandparents, they kept some original elements while adding contemporary touches. Thus, they opened the kitchen with a new layout, honoring a refurbished central island. It rises from the ashes with a beautiful coat of bright blue paint that instantly gives a very chic and fresh new look.
6 – Coloured island
Your kitchen wants to be sober with a neutral tone? But, you were looking to slip a little colored shine into it? Well, why not focus on your kitchen island? It is the ideal piece of furniture to brighten up the room a little and stand out from the crowd. As it embodies the heart of the kitchen, painting it in a bright color, right at cabinet level, is a simple and inexpensive way to help it stand out from the rest of the space.
7 – Islet + Azulejos
Of course, color is not the only way to make a kitchen island stand out. Here, for example, we welcome the addition of decorative tiles on one side of the island. The visual appeal is all the more striking and this “Azulejos” tile clearly brings character to the room. Think, of course, to choose patterns that harmoniously match the other tones of your kitchen.
8 – Curved islet
So delightful this white island, that you almost want to spend all your time there! To stay in the bright and airy theme of this home, this small dining room features light wood slats and curved edges for a subtly soft look. And to romanticize this neutral space, all it takes is a few colorful decorative elements, such as flowers and a fruit basket to offer a more cheerful and cheerful atmosphere.
9 – Pink kitchen island
The advantage with old furniture is that you can easily breathe new life into them with a simple coat of paint. You have to dare, of course, but candy pink goes smoothly with green stools, don’t you think? And hop, right away, this antique piece of furniture takes on a whole new dimension: here is a completely improvised island that looks great in the middle of your kitchen.
10 – Kitchen island with pantry
Here is a super functional island that leaves us dreaming… Your kitchen lacks space to house a large pantry? The solution is all found! This central piece of furniture is the perfect opportunity to create a makeshift pantry where you can store all your dry goods. Spacious, thanks to all these shelves, you will intelligently accommodate all kinds of jars, to save space. As a bonus, as you will have them at hand, cooking will become a real pleasure. Enough to prepare your small dishes without hassle or annoyance! And thus, you will be able to free up space in your main pantry.
11 – Beach-style kitchen island
This kitchen, in the “beach” style, is really elegant. The central island blends perfectly with its soft light blue color that harmonizes perfectly with the backsplash of the tiles of the same shade, while highlighting the white quartz countertop and rattan bar stools. It’s both sober and very contemporary, we love it!
12 – Warm cuisine
A lot of elements in this small space, but it’s just very clever! Because, thanks to its versatility, a kitchen island can be used in many ways, both to prepare food and to make a small meal as a duo. So it’s very useful, especially in small kitchens where the counter is too narrow. It is clear that this kitchen is warm and friendly and that we would like to stay there.
13 – Kitchen island as in Biarritz
That’s a very good idea! The oversized pendant lamps provide plenty of lighting just above this large islet whose color is greatly inspired by the atmosphere of the beach. And, one can only be charmed by these adorable matching wooden stools that offer enough seating for the whole family. A real pleasure to share breakfast in a friendly atmosphere!
14 – Central island Black and wood
Both modern and rustic, this central island is definitely the centerpiece of this bold kitchen that amazes us with its timeless black and wood accents scattered on the walls, counter and raised stools. It’s so stylish and comfortable that it’s really hard to get tired of it!
15 – White rustic kitchen island
Here is a beautiful spacious and bright kitchen that stages a beautiful central island. And suffice to say that it lacks nothing: it has a sink, pretty shelves to have your recipes at hand and wooden stools around the counter. A real invitation to spend time alone or with your family.
16 – Two-in-one
For the sake of pure practicality and to save money, many people set their sights on a functional kitchen island that also serves as a dining table. Precisely, here, to differentiate the dining room from the preparation and cooking station, this island has two different counter materials. The curved wooden tabletop refers to the space where the family can sit and enjoy a meal together, while the quartz counter houses a glass pan and space for food preparation. Practice!
17 – Island with fridge wine cellar
This island comes with a wine cellar fridge and storage shelves for your bottles. So, mine of nothing, it is also the ideal place to have an aperitif with your partner or with friends!
18 – Kitchen island with a bar board
You only have a small kitchen island, but you would like to have more space for the preparation of your meals? Here’s the little trick to adopt: Expand your island with a wooden bar board. This extended tray is ideal for food preparation. But, it is also very convenient to swallow a quick breakfast in the morning or to sit in a small committee and chat happily over a drink.
19 – Island Family Central
Admit that this spectacular island commands admiration! Oversized in white oak, it is clearly the flagship piece of this huge open kitchen. The layout has been particularly well thought out: the island works coherently with the merged parts. And the must, it is so spacious that it can accommodate up to six people (or even more), offering undeniable comfort.
20 – Practical and versatile central island
All cute this dynamic and well appointed kitchen! All the elements that compose it make us eye: from beautiful blue cabinets to black and white tiles. Admittedly, the island remains quite simple with its open wrought iron frame and white marble top. However, it offers versatility for more space and accessible storage on the bottom shelf for your everyday items.
21 – Rustic kitchen island
Wonderful farm atmosphere! All the ingredients are there, from floor to ceiling to make us want to spend time with our loved ones. We love the wooden ceiling, the large windows, and of course, the charming kitchen island that steals the show. It’s warm, friendly and particularly welcoming!
22 – Kitchen island with curved wall
Get inspired by this judicious design! What was once just a load-bearing wall that closed the kitchen, has radically transformed into additional counter space. A whole new lease of life: in the form of a beautiful curved design, this wall now creates a stunning entrance into the kitchen. You had to think about it!
23 – Kitchen island with cabinets
Because it is a living room in its own right and we tend to spend a long time there, some people rely a lot on the design and decoration of their kitchen. Here, in this case, they did not skimp on the means. Just look at the profusion of light fixtures and multiple storage spaces. The highlight of the show? The central island, obviously, spacious and very functional. From the large preparation area to the cabinets and drawers, absolutely nothing is missing. The icing on the cake: there is even a dedicated corner to store the stools to save space in the kitchen. Hat!
24 – Central island for two people
Yes, that’s right, this island is rather small, but it’s so pretty and charming that it’s perfect for a couple who owns a medium-sized kitchen. With its white that adds character and its two small gray and metal, it is the ideal place to meet as a couple, side by side, to share a good breakfast.
25 – Small central island bobo chic
Well, speaking of a duo meal, being face to face is not bad either! And, moreover, this immaculate and oh so bright setting, is perfect for these morning appointments. The little extra trick: the design of the open legs on one side that allows the chairs to be tucked in to maximize space in the kitchen.
26 – Luxurious central island
So there, there is something to be impressed! This huge central island is not only the flagship room of the kitchen, it stands out above all from the rest of the house by its large size. It is therefore a noble piece of furniture that does not lack refinement. The wooden base creates a nice contrast to the white quartz countertop, while the shelf is the perfect place to store cookbooks for future meals. And as you can see, four people can sit there in peace. Comfort guaranteed!
27 – Kitchen island with lots of drawers
Finally, you don’t need a lot of storage space if you have a large kitchen island. It will do the trick, since it itself can have an infinity of drawers to store the essentials of the kitchen. Like this superb piece of furniture well equipped dont The drawer handles are made of brass. The perfect decorative touch to harmonize with the style of this neo-rustic house.
28 – Convenient central island
If you work from home, the kitchen island can quickly become an ally of choice! Yes, you’ll soon notice, this is the perfect place for a makeshift home office. It will meet all your expectations: a comfortable chair, a nearby socket to connect your computer and even… Quick access to delicious snacks that calm the little hollows. Who can top that?
29 – Island for wine lovers
It’s time for an aperitif! Well, that’s good, this wooded island is equipped with several seats and has a magnificent counter. But, even more, it also has a wine cooler at its end. The dream, right? It’s easy to open a good bottle of wine to delight your guests while you prepare the meal!
30 – Stylish and functional kitchen island
If you are a cordon bleu or just an epicurean, the kitchen space should meet all your needs. Well, here you are served with this design that combines natural elements with minimalist touches. Admire the grey finish of the oversized island that contrasts elegantly with the light oak cabinets. This piece of furniture has six gas burners, a hot plate and plenty of seating, so the whole family can participate in the preparation of dinner. Nice, isn’t it?
31 – Kitchen island made of wooden slats
You don’t change a winning team! As has been said, white and wood go hand in hand. And, although this kitchen honors minimalism, its central island plays the card of refinement with its natural oak wood slats and round marble countertop. This piece of furniture is therefore distinctive and functional, while respecting the simple and elegant design of the rest of the kitchen.
32 – Kitchen island with Moroccan tiles
A kitchen backsplash is not the only one that can integrate decorative elements. Look at this design: a pretty Moroccan-inspired vinyl pattern dresses the central island to be noticed and occupy the center of the stage. As for the stools, they remain sober enough to further captivate attention without assaulting the eye.
33 – Pink marble kitchen island
So romantic this atmosphere! Why not customize your island by adding a design in your favorite color? Here, the designer has dressed the front face with pink marble tiles for a unique, soft and bright look. A real favorite!
34 – Central island for 5 people
Accommodating up to five people, this kitchen island is a must for a large family. As a bonus, each of the members can happily participate in the preparation of dinner via small stations along the cabinet for everyone’s comfort. A great way to strengthen family ties and multiply beautiful memories!
35 – Round kitchen island
A round design, while rare, can improve the flow of the kitchen, especially if you have multiple cordon-bleus at home. As an added bonus, this island allows you to easily move from one side of the kitchen to the other while adding a unique look to the space. And what about these beautiful seats, like armchairs, which seem to be super comfortable?
36 – Blue kitchen island
Here is a delicate little cocoon that does not lack charm! Keep in mind that the kitchen does not have exclusivity when it comes to island. If you wish, you can move it to the living room, near the bar, for example. It’s even the perfect place to enjoy a champagne brunch or a delicious breakfast. Crunchy at will, this soft blue fluted island reveals pretty curves that extend to the arched brass wall shelves and rattan for a coordinated look.
37 – Central island with different workspaces
This is a very well thought out design! To create different work areas, the stove was placed at the end of the island. Thus, there is a better flow since there are several categories of spaces for food preparation, cooking and dishes. So that each member of the household can perform his task without disturbing anyone.
38 – Chic central island
Very sophisticated this central island that stands out for its patterned tiles. Which is also a relevant idea, since it is easier to clean the dirt that accumulates over time. We also love the chic light fixtures just above and the whiteness throughout the kitchen, enhanced by the wooden floor.
39 – Kitchen with two islands
What could be better than a kitchen island? Install two side-by-side! So, obviously, if you are lucky enough to have enough space, your kitchen can be enriched with two wooden pieces of furniture with marble countertops. What exactly will they be used for? Both will be very useful for preparing food, while one of them will also have seats for breakfast or coffee break. Whatever their use, believe us, you will always find them a consistent use!
40 – Industrial kitchen island
Although the spirit of this kitchen is inspired by the countryside, we feel some subtle nods to the industrial style with a central island with metal legs and metal stools that add color and texture to the rather neutral design of this space.
41 – Open and airy kitchen island
If your kitchen is small, you can guess that an island may overload it. But, there is an option to try to avoid clutter. The idea is to install a custom island with open shelves that allow the kitchen to look well ventilated. And, while you’re at it, feel free to combine a white oak wood on the bottom of the cabinet with a stone countertop to create a perfect balance between these natural elements.
42 – Two-level island
Splendid this kitchen that exudes refinement from floor to ceiling! And what a great idea to have designed this two-level island, offering the perfect heights for more functionality. Thus, the lower level is ideal for food preparation, while the upper level (L-shaped) is well thought out to make it easier to sit on the bar stools. Comfort assured to enjoy a good meal!
43 – Small black island
All the black details are elegant in this kitchen: from the pantry door to the lower cabinets and the island itself, they give character and dynamism to the whole room. As for the wooden counter of the island, it warms this beautiful central furniture. A small detail that is not negligible: the white cushions of the stools that create a striking contrast with the black hue, reminiscent of the immaculate spirit of the cabinets.
44 – Marble island
Glamorous look for this modern kitchen that has bet on very attractive golden touches. Admittedly, the island is not very large, but thanks to the cascading counter, we only notice him. This design element illuminates the kitchen area while adding a unique detail that is off the beaten track. Last but not least, the gilded metal stools glamorize the entire kitchen. Stylish!
45 – Kitchen island recovery
Need an extra counter in your kitchen, but don’t have a budget to afford one? No worries, there is a way to save money, just opt for recycling. You probably have old furniture in your attic or garage, right? Otherwise, you will even find very good opportunities online! Tell yourself that even the simplest furniture can be transformed into a nice kitchen island. A small coUp painting and voila!
46 – Retro kitchen island
All it takes is a vintage piece to immediately give a unique stamp to the piece. It must be said that the use of an antique piece of furniture remains an excellent option to stage a kitchen island at a low price. As here, this wooden table adds a touch of elegance to the space, without sacrificing its functionality. To prepare your meals, it is a strong ally!
47 – Mandarin and copper islet
Who would have thought, but the tangerine touch is the most beautiful effect on a kitchen island! To tell the truth, there are many elements here that delight us. It’s hard to know what appeals to us more: the copper tile backsplash that contrasts beautifully with the elegant black cabinets or the bold orange island? In truth, we like everything here. It’s a real flawless!
48 – Festive cuisine
To add spice to their kitchen island, they installed a lighting system (which changes color) to illuminate the lower part of the cabinet. These flashing lights are exhilarating throughout the year, but they will definitely add a terribly festive touch during the holiday season!
How to make a kitchen island?
If you intend to create an island, you will first need to get two pieces of low bookcase furniture of the same model. It is important that the worktop is strong enough and that the shelves are a little deeper than a standard bookcase. It’s up to you to see if you want to change the colors of the structure, in which case you have to choose the shades that harmonize the most with your kitchen. Then, set the size of your worktop leaving a small margin of the bench. If it is not large enough, it is better to buy a wider worktop so that it can properly overlap the existing one. If you buy it new, choose a material that is easy to clean, such as steel or granite. But, be careful, make sure that the weight of the tray is not exaggerated compared to the support.
Once the worktop is properly installed, you can start fixing the shelves you want to add underneath. They will have to be perfectly bolted and well supported. From here you can integrate all kinds of functional elements, such as hooks, hanging cutting board, structure for paper towel, supports for kitchen towels, ladles and pans. In short, everything you want to keep at hand. That said, don’t overdo it either! Avoid overloading your kitchen island, both for weight reasons and aesthetic reasons. At this point, your furniture takes shape with little effort and low cost. To refine the décor, if you wish, you can even buy a small cabinet to match your kitchen island. Between us, it is always very useful to have additional shelves to store food from the pantry. A word of advice: always make sure that the cabinet is the same height as the bookcase, so that there is not too much lag.
What worktop for a central island in a small kitchen?
In absolute terms, the central island is a very practical furnishing solution in many ways. Especially for those who do not like to cook facing the wall, who prefer to be in a friendly setting to chat with their loved ones or guests. It’s also a smart concept for monitoring kids while they play or even helping them with their homework. Generally, when the kitchen is open, the central island integrates very well with the living area. But, if you prefer, it is also possible to partially hide the kitchen, for example, with large high cabinets or even built-in appliances.
What to put on a central island?
Perfect for open spaces, but also for separate kitchens, the central island is currently the most popular and requested design. To design a kitchen with an island, you need to take into account all the elements it can accommodate (washing, workspace or dining room), the dimensions of the room and the island itself, the furniture to be installed in the middle of the space and towards the wall. For example, if you want to install a sink and hob on the island, you must evaluate all possible problems. If you are not During the renovation phase, how do you plan to connect water, gas and electricity to the center of the room? Tell yourself that it will be necessary to set up an internal platform to pass the connections can be considered. Another important point: changing the height of the floors is also a way to define the different functions of the same room. However, it depends on the height of the ceiling. You can only raise the floor if it meets the standards.