This large modern kitchen island is perfect for entertaining with ample seating for casual gatherings and full sit-down meals. A large workspace complete with stainless steel hood and range and full kitchen sink make meal preparation a visually appealing experience. The ample white countertop balances the metallic accents of the space and stylish metal and frosted glass cabinetry of the storage underneath lend to the overall design of the room.
Before the makeover, this kitchen was closed off to the dining room, living room and home office. The new kitchen is more open and spacious, with a functional layout and is designed around the center island for cooking and entertaining.
Brown cabinets in a rich chocolate brown add beautiful contrast to this luxe, modern gray kitchen. Stunning white quartz tops the counters, while a modern metal and glass backsplash completes the sleek look.
Designer Lindsay Chambers sought to update a classic kitchen with an industrial-country approach. The chevron patterned backsplash adds drama and depth to the small space, while white and gray cabinets give the room a rural vibe. And who wouldn't love the wrought iron and repurposed wood barstools?
This beautiful kitchen plays with contrasts in a wonderful way. The kitchen island's light gray cabinets pick up the gray of the countertops along the edge of the room. The backsplash on the sink wall features unifying gray-and-white mosaic tiles.
This view of the island highlights the brushed-finished stainless top that has a smooth look and doesn’t show as many fingerprints or scratches as polished alternatives. The island top offers lots of usable space for preparing meals, unloading groceries and chatting with guests.
A long wall, that had separated the kitchen from the living space, was removed as well, creating the opportunity to add a large island that helps define the space. Corbels on either side of the columns adds an architectural touch that mimics that on the outdoor columns, and helps further delineate the space.
Pull up a high-back leather barstool to the white, marble island in this this modern, geometric kitchen. The small space features grand designs as seen from the countertop-to-ceiling patterned tile backsplash to the gray cabinetry and herringbone-patterned wooden pantry drawer.
The kitchen’s top-quality stainless warming drawer in the island with premium touch control and automatic shutoff timer allows the cook to hold and warm up to 27 dinner plates, which makes it easier to entertain large crowds.
Open shelving mixes with sleek, modern cabinetry in this open concept kitchen. A trio of modern pendant lights hangs above a sleek island, while brass hardware brings a retro-modern vibe. Pattern on the backsplash creates a fun focal point.
As fresh as a country day, this open plan kitchen features a handsome dark gray island with a soapstone countertop. The other counters are walnut, which blend well with the reclaimed oak floating shelves. Navy blue barstools bring in a subtle hint of color.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.