This bright, eclectic kitchen features a burnt orange accent wall, neutral countertops and dark brown cabinetry. An extended countertop from the island provides a spot for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A super long island is the key to fitting a quantity of people into this kitchen. Loads of space is available for eight durable Tolix stools in a navy blue accent. A pantry tucked just round the corner keeps this kitchen clean and neat.
Eat breakfast in style. This stunning kitchen features a spacious kitchen island that serves as a place to prep as well as dine. Four barstools provide additional seating when the breakfast table is full. A trio of hexagon-shaped pendant lights dangle above, adding extra style and elegance to the space.
As seen on Love It or List It, Too. homeowners Neena and Jag entertain up to 30 guests at a time so they needed an open space that could accomadate large groups. Designer Jillian Harris created an open concept floor plan by rearranging the kitchen and dining rooms. A large driftwood table in the dining room and an oversized island in the kitchen offer ample seating.
Island construction is essentially simple; it’s a project most experienced woodworkers could manage fairly easily. Designer Brooke Norsworthy took on the project herself, building an oversized island with seating for four. She explains her process: “Using Ana White’s kitchen cabinet plans, I built these cabinets by hand using PureBond plywood with poplar trim. The island consists of four cabinets: two 24" bases and two 21" bases. I made the frame for the counter using plywood and 2x4s and took it to my local metal shop to be wrapped in stainless steel. I screwed the legs directly into the countertop just before I glued down the metal, creating a very spacious 4' x 8' kitchen island.”
This beautiful transitional kitchen is flooded with natural light from the large three section window above the sink. Three chairs align with three pendant lights at the turn of the black countertop creating an eat-in area at the room divide. Another three chairs create even more eat-in space at the island, accented by a contemporary light fixture above.
This bright Asian-style kitchen pairs dark wood cabinetry with sleek white countertops and light hardwood floors. The island features a built-in cooktop and a square stainless steel range hood overhead.
This kitchen renovation took two rooms, the kitchen and the dining room, and opened them up to one larger room that caters to many different household tasks. The open kitchen now features a kitchen island that doubles as a workstation and eating area.
Crisp white cabinets wrap around this beautiful, neutral kitchen, with the refrigerator blending into the cabinetry. The chunky gray island serves as a place for prepping meals and eating. Hardwood flooring adds lovely warmth to the design.
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.
Pendant lights illuminate this spacious country island with Calacatta marble countertops and naturally finished wood cabinets. The stone fire pit on the stove top creates that rustic elegance by putting a modern twist on an old idea.
Wrought iron pendant lights hang above the long island in this bright, light green traditional kitchen. Gray granite countertops complement the gray and blue tile backsplash featured below the copper range hood. The island provides seating for eating or prep space.
This kitchen redesign, as featured on America's Most Desperate Kitchen, features new, ceiling height cabinets and a large kitchen island. The island is four feet deep, leaving plenty of space for storage, and twelve feel deep, adding an informal dining space which removed the need for a formal dining room, so designers incorporated the former dining room space into the kitchen to make it larger and more functional.