A wood-toned island warms up this cozy, cottage kitchen by designer Tobi Fairley. Rather than paint it white to match the rest of the cabinets, Fairley chose a chocolate stain to show off the wood's rich grain.Brilliant white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry not only brightens up the space, but it also adds essential storage. Glass doors at the top of the cabinetry create interest and provide a spot for displaying favorite dishware. A clever, shallow recess allows a pair of barstools to tuck neatly under the island when not in use.
This traditional kitchen has it all. Various colors and textures of the oak flooring, travertine backsplash and granite countertops come together to create an inviting and warm space. The ivory-glazed cabinetry and maple island create a striking contrast.
Yellow cabinets disguise the refrigerator and set the tone in this French Country kitchen. A heavy wood island anchors the kitchen in Old World style, while a stone floor unites it with the adjacent dining space.
The 2011 HGTV Dream Home's kitchen perfectly combines maple floors with charcoal-finished cabinets, quartz countertops, and high end appliances to create a sleek, modern chef's kitchen. A breakfast bar for less formal meals and frosted glass bring function to this designer space.
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.
An overall view of the kitchen with a dramatic range and island. On the right is the wine bar and the coffee bar. The outdoor deck with fireplace is in the background.
The island seats five, with the fifth seat around the far side of the island.
Large doors let in plenty on natural light to shine on this large kitchen island. Natural wood in a red birch stain contrasts with the white walls and countertops to keep the kitchen feeling cozy and friendly.