In the center of this small kitchen, designers brought in an undersized, rustic kitchen island that would add a rich, wood tone to the neutral space as well as contribute storage and counter space to the room's design.
Adding a small tabletop atrium to your kitchen can give it an organic, earthy feel. In this kitchen, designers with homebuilder Lennar carry the vibe through the room with a textured tray on the console and earth-toned pastas in glass containers on the back counter.
This kitchen may not have a lot of square footage, but its open plan design maximizes its efficiency. A small kitchen island becomes both a working and eating space. And the bright pops of yellow in the pendant and floor lamps make the whole space feel sunny and bright.
If you think that an island only works with an open-concept layout, this galley kitchen designed by TerraCotta Properties is proof that an island can work in a smaller kitchen. The key is to customize the piece to fit the space and allow for traffic flow — around 36 inches — on all sides.
In just one week, this eat-in kitchen is reborn as a sleek and vibrant place to prep and serve food in style. To stay on budget, the room's footprint is kept as is, while the existing cabinets are sanded, primed and updated with high-gloss, cranberry-red paint.
Two lantern pendant lights hang between exposed wood beams in the ceiling. Below the lights a small kitchen island creates a cozy eat-in space with two leather seat wood chairs. Forrest green countertops add a pleasing deep color against the yellow walls and built in white cabinetry.
The dark hardwood floors make the bright white walls, cabinets and ceiling pop in this contemporary kitchen. A mix of neutral tile on the backsplash adds movement and color, while a pair of orange pendant lights contributes a pop of bright orange. Two barstools allow for seating at the small kitchen island.
This contemporary kitchen features a blue and white color palette accented with brass hardware. White subway tile creates the countertop-to-ceiling backsplash, leading to a fun brass overhead light. The small rectangular island in the center of the kitchen provides the perfect place for meal prep with a bonus wine refrigerator and extra drawer storage.
The warm, earth-toned kitchen boasts exquisite craftsman style with exposed beams, warm wood cabinets and a small prep island with a butcher block countertop. Bar seating, a trio of stained glass windows and a built-in hutch in soft olive green complete the absolutely stunning design.
When designing seating for a small space, it helps to think outside the box — or, in this case, beyond the rectangle. In this condominium kitchen by Krieger + Associates Architects, Inc., the prep/dining island is wider at one end to accommodate diners, and narrower at the other to improve traffic flow.
The cabinets in this neutral and red kitchen use a mix of wood and glass doors, conveniently providing both covered storage (handy for less sightly items) and visible storage -- useful for your most in demand or attractive things. A small butcher block table extends the island.
HGTV's Property Brothers completely renovated this kitchen with a new layout, stone countertop, glass tile backsplash, raised-panel cabinets and a wood island on casters that offers prep space and plenty of storage.