The unique, two-tiered island provides casual seating for six in the kitchen of this sleek, modern home. One the first level, four barstools rest a counter-height, providing counter space on one side and seating on the other. On the lower level of the feature, an extension table adds two more chairs for the homeowners' and their guests.
A two-tiered kitchen island with granite countertops provides bar seating for four in this rectangular Mediterranean kitchen. The lower side of the island has room for food preparation and extra storage.
You’ve heard the old chestnut, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” When working with a space that has awkward or unusual lines, designers often have to make the best of the situation — and truly talented pros turn the oddity into a design feature that looks absolutely intentional. When designing the kitchen for a home with corners dramatically out of square, Kerr Construction embraced that architectural quirk and emphasized it with the design of the kitchen island. “The unusual shape of the island matches the corners on that side of the home, and the recessed ceiling above the counter,” they say.
A two-tier island with granite countertops and a farmhouse sink provides ample prep space in this traditional kitchen. Three pendant lights hang above the island, coordinating with the larger pendant hanging above the dining area.
Rich wood combines with cast stone for a sophisticated design in this Mediterranean kitchen. A two-tier island provides plenty of prep space, and an elaborate stone range hood makes an eye-catching statement.
Locally made cabinetry and green soapstone countertops pair well with this home's original flooring. A two-tiered island with barstools and a small, round table with upholstered chairs give the kitchen an eat-in functionality.
A multi-tiered kitchen island countertop accommodates shorter members of the family. The kitchen is lit by a custom steel fixture designed by architect Jordan Iverson and overlooks a nearby sitting area.
This open concept kitchen features a two-tier island with space for quick cooking, casual dining and handy storage. A multicolor mosaic tile wall and splashes of color in the cabinetry and countertops bring the modern space to life.
Rich, warm wood tones and elaborate wrought iron details create a Mediterranean-inspired look in this spacious kitchen. A two-tier island offers plenty of counter space, and a round dining table with a ceiling medallion above provides an elegant spot for dining.
A two-tiered island features a cooktop with a ceiling-mounted vent hood above. Sculptural seating allows guests to sit and converse with the cook. Rich stained cabinetry and granite countertops create a harmonious palette with the neutral flooring and walls. Meanwhile, a long window provides access to the natural view.
This impressive kitchen features a contemporary design with rich wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a two-tier island. A gorgeous wood paneled ceiling adds interest overhead and helps warm the sleek space.