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.
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.
Four glass pendants provide task lighting above a spacious two-tiered island in this custom kitchen designed for a family of six. Pale tile floors and light quartz countertops continue the high-contrast theme.
A spacious, two-tiered island creates a functional area for snacks, meals and conversing with the cook in this custom, family-centric kitchen. Wood panels sheathe the Sub-Zero fridge, flanked by built-in appliances.
This loft-style kitchen has a retro vibe without feeling dated. Designers Cortney and Bob Novogratz updated the space with contemporary cabinets and stainless steel accents including a two-tiered island that brings purpose and functionality.
The two-tiered island features clean white countertops, which flow seamlessly with the farmhouse sink, and an upper wood countertop. Brown Mediterranean-inspired tile creates a small backsplash. The island overlooks the open dining room and living room, making this space the true heart of the home.
Light and airy, the kitchen features taupe cabinetry, speckled white granite countertops and custom hardwood flooring for added interest and texture. The two-tiered island allows casual dining for four as well as ample space for prepping meals. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a breathtaking view of the city.
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.
The two-tiered marble island in this Italian kitchen has baskets for vegetables and spices, a sink and plenty of room for food prep. Bricked archways painted with Italian frescoes create a grand passage from living room to kitchen. Among the frescoes are handpicked yellow and blue tiles that create a unique patchwork backsplash throughout the space.
This kitchen was designed for efficient cooking, and it looks fabulously French doing it. Designed to evoke the French Country style, its 10-foot ceilings, emblematic arches and intricate woodwork would have made Louis XIV proud. A decorative armoire, topped with iron pieces imported from Italy, hides the refrigerator, and a two-tiered Madura Gold granite island features a wet bar and two integrated white ovens. The island also features a raised seating area perfect for gatherings.
Contemporary cabinets and stainless steel accents highlight this functional loft-style kitchen with a two-tiered metallic island. Industrial-style orange pendant lights bring a pop of color to the space while a beautiful arrangement of red roses add warmth. The far wall is decorated with a black and white photo collage, adding an element of surprise and visual interest to the space. Hardwood flooring anchors the space and gives it a cozy feel.