When I’m designing a kitchen so often the client wants an island, and why not? Kitchen islands are a great way to add extra storage, give you more functional space and they’re also ideal if you love entertaining because people tend to inherently gather around an island.
While they’re utilitarian, kitchen islands can be about so much more. They’re like a work of art in so many kitchens and because of that they can tend to become the room’s focal point.
From custom-built islands that look like a large-scale piece of furniture to islands that use ultra-glam high-end materials, I put together a few absolutely gorgeous islands that will make you want to do a kitchen remodel right away.
This island (along with the entire kitchen) is beautiful in its simplicity. It gives you tons of space to do with what you want, and you’ll notice one side has a butcher block countertop so it clearly designates the food prep space from the rest of the island. Plus, it makes a great place for a built-in wine cooler.
The above island has a stunning thick slab of natural stone on top—thicker than the surrounding perimeter countertops which makes it a really luxurious focal point.
This red island is a complete contrast from the rest of this woodsy, farm-inspired kitchen and it’s really the only place where there’s a sense of sleek modernity in the space, but the earthy red wine color of the island subtly brings it all together.
Above is an island that’s so chic in its simplicity. It’s completely streamlined and it seems to just float in this modern kitchen.
This island pretty much does everything possible in terms of functionality with its L-shape design, built-in sink and attached banquette seating.
Who says you can only have one island in a kitchen? This homeowner certainly wouldn’t agree, and it’s obvious these islands aren’t just the primary gathering point of this kitchen, but probably the home in general.
Thick, wooden countertops great for food prep, seating, extra storage—this island has everything but manages to look effortlessly stylish, simple and elegant.