White cabinets paired with black countertops and farmhouse sink surround this chef's kitchen, while the large island has the opposite effect with black cabinets and chic white countertops. Contemporary pendant lights hang above the island illuminating the workspace, which also functions as a casual dining spot with comfortable barstools.
The large center island is clad in butcher-block countertops, creating extra prep space as well as a bar for eating. Teal cabinets are topped with Carrara marble, a classic look that's ideally suited to this baker's kitchen. The upper cabinets, extending to the ceiling for a dramatic presentation, are painted in bright white and topped with crown molding.
Designers wanted to create a stylish, functional space in this eclectic kitchen so they added a large, multi-function kitchen island. On one side, sleek black cabinets create a chic design, but they also house several cabinets and drawers to give the kitchen lots of storage. On the other side of the island, gray paneled cabinets provide even more storage and orange bar stools provide casual seating at the breakfast bar.
A recess in the island provides for a handy spot for the dog's water bowl. Built-in cabinetry on the island creates extra storage and matches the cabinets lining the wall. A subway-tile backsplash brings a nice pattern to the smooth finishes in the kitchen's design, and hardwood flooring adds warmth.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a beautiful and functional new kitchen island looks out into the living room of this open plan main floor. Taking full advantage of the small space, Sarah packed a large sink, a second stainless steel oven and plenty of extra storage into the island's design. Two support beams, accented by gorgeous antique white corbels, are all that remain of the wall that once separated the kitchen from the living area.
Quartz countertops flank a butcher block countertop, providing plenty of prep space, on this 18-foot-long island. One side features a glass cooktop, while the other side has a gas range. A contemporary double range hood doubles as task lighting for the island.
The large center island features cubbies for open storage, cabinetry for hidden storage and turned legs that give it the look of a piece of furniture. The black contrasts against the white cabinets throughout the rest of the kitchen, but the same neutral countertops are used to create a cohesive look.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, to maximize the space in this kitchen, Joanna added a functional kitchen island to increase seating options and give the family more prep space for meals. Gray cabinets match the gray trim and molding from the rest of the open concept first floor, and rustic stools provide complementary style. A subway tile backsplash polishes off the space, finishing out the design.
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.
With kitchen cabinets surrounding the refrigerator, on one side of the kitchen island and on both sides of the peninsula, designers truly maximized the storage and organizational space. They kept the design of the space simple, keeping the countertops clean so that the space remains functional and contemporary.
The unique backsplash and contemporary cabinetry beautifully complement the quartz countertops in this kitchen. The family-friendly island is the perfect place for kids to do homework or grab a quick snack.