Design Deep Dive: 65 Kitchen Island Ideas for Planning & Pinning

updated May 3, 2019
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Ulises & Melissa’s Modern Boston Carriage House (& Dreamy Sunroom!): ” The kitchen has been updated from a bachelor’s kitchen with granite counters and dark cherry cabinets to a bright, organic space perfect for this family.” There are Restoration Hardware stools for each member of the family. (Image credit: Emily Billings)

Kitchens are the heart of the home, and islands provide kitchens with their heart: a place to gather, additional seating, more counter space, extra storage, and so much more. This collection of islands range from the ubiquitous IKEA STENSORP to DIY pipe and scrapwood versions to luxurious custom models with marble tops and wine fridges — but they all are essential to the function and life of their kitchens. Explore ideas to find an island that speaks to you:

Do you have a kitchen island? What do you love about it? What would you like to change?

More kitchen ideas:

  • Shoppers’ Guide to Kitchen Carts & Islands for Every Budget
  • DIYs that Make the Most of Kitchen Islands