Island construction is essentially simple; it’s a project most experienced woodworkers could manage fairly easily. Designer Brooke Norsworthy took on the project herself, building an oversized island with seating for four. She explains her process: “Using Ana White’s kitchen cabinet plans, I built these cabinets by hand using PureBond plywood with poplar trim. The island consists of four cabinets: two 24" bases and two 21" bases. I made the frame for the counter using plywood and 2x4s and took it to my local metal shop to be wrapped in stainless steel. I screwed the legs directly into the countertop just before I glued down the metal, creating a very spacious 4' x 8' kitchen island.”
An oversized island anchors this kitchen with immense usefulness. The island incorporates a small prep sink and extra storage, along with seating around its white countertop. Black pendant lights with beads adds a hint of glamor overhead.
Polished Eat-In Kitchen With Oversized Kitchen Island
Rich hardwood floors and a creamy walls provide a warm foundation for this eat-in kitchen. An oversized island anchors the space with additional seating, while small pendant lights keep the room feeling light and open with views to the adjacent living room.
Oversized Modern Kitchen Island With Table-Height Counter
This oversized kitchen island provides plenty of seating at the eat-in counter and additional seating at the table-height extension. Acrylic dining chairs and barstools don't weigh down the space, while sleek cabinetry provides a modern backdrop for the open kitchen.
Sleek, Contemporary Kitchen Boasts Oversized Island
A warming drawer is conveniently located just under the cooktop in this oversized kitchen island. Since the perimeter cabinets in the kitchen stretch from the floor to the ceiling, the island serves as the prep station.
This custom kitchen has a mix of contemporary and Old World styles. It features a travertine range hood, two-tone cabinetry and granite countertops. An oversized island with a prep sink anchors the spacious kitchen.