A spacious island with a thick, clean-lined countertop offers plenty of room for prep work in this contemporary kitchen. Just outside the kitchen, a sleek black fireplace provides a place to cozy up with after-dinner drinks.
White Shaker cabinets and white quartz countertops give this open kitchen a clean, bright and airy feel. The stainless steel island countertop is a sturdy, easily-maintained surface that's perfect for this prep and eat-in area. Chrome bar stools with glass seats add a minimal modern look and keep with the airy design.
Glass globe pendant lights add contemporary flare to this classic white and gray kitchen. A black concrete countertop holds up to daily wear on the prep area. Purple and green flowers enliven the neutral space.
An array of cabinets offers plenty of storage in this white transitional kitchen, while an island provides extra elbowroom around the prep sink. The island's butcher-block countertop adds great prep space to this open concept kitchen/living room.
Crisp white cabinetry and a waterfall kitchen island create a clean, fresh look in this modern kitchen. Oak flooring, stainless steel appliances and a neutral tile backsplash complete the updated space.
A trio of country-style pendant lights illuminates a two-zone kitchen island with countertops made of reclaimed mesquite and Carrara marble. The stylish kitchen boasts new appliances with rustic accessories to combine style and function.
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.”
In this sleek kitchen, wood shelves and a wood island soften the starkness of the minimalist modern design. Keeping the items on the open shelves within the same color palette helps the display from looking cluttered.
This traditional kitchen has white cabinets with a dark brown island and a patterned tile back splash that adds style to this space. The large island provides extra counter space, storage and an additional prep area.