A small, custom round island provides a handy space for prepping meals, without taking up a large footprint in their U-shaped kitchen. A mantel above the stove offers a place to rotate in artwork for display.
Looking to use your kitchen island as a breakfast bar but too short on space to make it work? Consider having your countertop material rounded at the edge. This still offers enough overhang for use as an eat-in area, but won't protrude into the kitchen as much as a full square or rectangle.
A round, two-tiered wood block is fixed above one corner of the kitchen island, allowing for extra space for prepping meals or displaying a lovely vase of sunflowers. Smooth, white marble countertops and all-white cabinets brighten the space.
This kitchen by Rebecca Zajac was once builder beige with an odd, half-rounded drywall island. Zajac updated the doors on the existing cabinets and kept the original plumbing and base cabinets for the sink and dishwasher. Custom cabinets were built out to create the new island, and a custom-designed backsplash gives the space an organic feel by breaking up the repeating pattern. Crate & Barrel stools provide seating at the new island.
The luxurious kitchen pairs chocolate brown perimeter cabinets with a crisp white island for striking contrast. Two different island countertop surfaces create additional interest, and sleek, round pendant lights complete the high-end look.
This neutral transitional kitchen features a dark wood island with a marble countertop and leather barstools. A round chandelier with pillar candles hangs above the square island, providing soft lighting to illuminate the space.