This midcentury modern kitchen prep station by Wake the Tree uses metal pegboards for added function and super style. The sunny metal holds spatulas and spoons while maintaining durability and easy cleanup in what can be one of the messiest places of the home.
Neutral is not boring in this kitchen design. A deep gray island adds beautiful contrast to the space as well as storage for kitchen necessities, and a neutral, geometric backsplash adds depth behind the high-end oven.
Architecture and interior design create a visual connection between modern form and traditional comfort in this sleek contemporary kitchen. Mosaic tile adds shimmer to the neutral space while large windows offer mountain views.
If you’re planning a built-in island, take advantage of every inch, outfitting it with drawers, shelves, cabinets and even under-counter appliances. “We added a pull-out spice drawer on this island to store frequently used items in an easily accessible space,” says designer Kristianne Watts. It also features a wine refrigerator and a raised dining bar.
The island in this contemporary kitchen was created as a hub for people to gather around and was made to look like a cube that rose out of the concrete. Since the homeowner didn't want to use stools, it also provides ample storage space on both sides.
The island in the HGTV Smart Home 2014 masquerades as a farmhouse table while hiding away drawers to tuck away linens and other home goods. Electrical outlets are built into the sides of the kitchen island for easy use of small appliances during food prep.
Ample cabinetry provides loads of storage in this streamlined, transitional kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and industrial-style pendants give the space a clean, modern feel, while hardwood floors ground the space and add warmth. Soft gray walls tie in with a gray tile backsplash, giving the overall room a clean, airy feel. The homeowner loves to cook, so the large island was a coveted addition.
Behind its sleek, glossy façade, this kitchen island conceals tons of hidden storage. Multiple pull-outs offer spots to store dish towels, trash cans and more. Book-matched slabs of exotic granite were used to create a seamless-looking waterfall countertop.
Behind its glossy façade, this kitchen island conceals tons of hidden storage. A roll-out drawer under the sink is the perfect spot to stash cleaning supplies, while a slim pull-out cabinet holds plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When closed, the dishwasher is concealed with the same sleek finish as the rest of the island.
As seen on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers were able to open up the floor plan to create a larger kitchen space and to add a large island with integrated range and a generous amount of storage space. A pass through window was closed off to convert the old dining room into a bar area with additional storage.
In this contemporary kitchen, two chandeliers balance the length of the large island and raise the eye upward. The marbled backsplash complements the tan wall and brown island cabinets. Large islands are the ideal space to add much-needed storage as well as a few luxuries. Designer Jennifer Gilmer of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchens & Bath Ltd., included an under-counter beverage refrigerator, deep and shallow drawers, and even an extra prep sink to create a functional and stylish island.