101 Kitchen Islands With Seating for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 (Chairs and Stools)


5 photo galleries showcasing kitchen island seating for 2 people, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 people. All styles and sizes of islands, kitchens and more. Scroll these terrific photos for the ultimate kitchen island ideas.

The chairs in this kitchen help to carry the contrasting color of the island further into the kitchen and break up the pale colors dominating the space.

Welcome to our gallery featuring 100 kitchen islands with seating for a variety of number of people and including all types island chairs and bar stools.

When it comes to seating at an island, both the chair/stool and island design must be taken into account.

As a functional accessory to a room, chairs and barstools can be a great addition to tie the room together.

The style options are endless, just as kitchen island design is endless.

They can help to break up colors or accent little-used colors in the space. The materials and colors can help to bring multiple aspects of the room together, thus making the room visually seamless.

As in the image above, the chairs in this kitchen help to bring the wood color of the island further into the room giving the color a larger presence to balance out the use of white in the space.

Here you will find examples of many different styles of chairs and how they can be incorporated into different design styles – from modern to contemporary to traditional and more!

Colors are just as important as styles and materials too, be it a light chair in a dark kitchen or vice versa. Even using chairs as an accent color – which you will find many examples of here – it is an important thing to factor into your design.

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We hope that you can find inspiration from these stunning kitchens to hunt down chairs for your own kitchen design.  If you want actual dimensions, see our standard kitchen island dimension diagrams here.

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Kitchen Island Seating for 2 People

This kitchen boasts a stylish waterfall-style breakfast bar island with a couple of black bar stools and lighted by a pair of pendant lighting.

This kitchen boasts a stylish waterfall-style breakfast bar island with a couple of black bar stools and lighted by a pair of pendant lighting.

This kitchen features a small breakfast bar island with a waterfall-style white countertop paired with pink bar stools.

This kitchen features a small breakfast bar island with a waterfall-style white countertop paired with pink bar stools.

Small kitchen featuring a small waterfall-style center island that has space for a breakfast bar for two.

Small kitchen featuring a small waterfall-style center island that has space for a breakfast bar for two.A large kitchen featuring a huge center island with space for a breakfast bar and features a granite countertop. It is lighted by fancy ceiling lighting.

A large kitchen featuring a huge center island with space for a breakfast bar and features a granite countertop. It is lighted by fancy ceiling lighting.

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A single wall kitchen featuring a breakfast bar island for two. The island has built-in shelving below.

A single wall kitchen featuring a breakfast bar island for two. The island has built-in shelving below.

A small kitchen featuring green cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A small kitchen featuring green cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features a lovely center island with a white waterfall-style countertop and has space for a breakfast bar. The area is lighted by two large pendant lights.

This kitchen features a lovely center island with a white waterfall-style countertop and has space for a breakfast bar. The area is lighted by two large pendant lights.

This kitchen has a tall vaulted ceiling with a pendant lighting hanging from the top. There's a center island as well with space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen has a tall vaulted ceiling with a pendant lighting hanging from the top. There’s a center island as well with space for a breakfast bar.

A spacious kitchen featuring black granite countertops on both kitchen counters and the center island. The area is lighted by recessed ceiling lights.

A spacious kitchen featuring black granite countertops in both kitchen counters and the center island. The area is lighted by recessed ceiling lights.

A beautiful brown kitchen featuring a square center island with space for a breakfast bar and is lighted by a glamorous chandelier.

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A beautiful brown kitchen featuring a square center island with space for a breakfast bar and is lighted by a glamorous chandelier.

A white modern kitchen with a red accent. It features a long center island with a breakfast bar counter on its side.

A modern country kitchen featuring a stunning wooden island with a breakfast bar counter with waterfall-style wooden countertop.

A single wall contemporary kitchen featuring herringbone-style flooring and a black center island with a white countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen features a small island with space for a breakfast bar, lighted by a pendant light.

Spacious kitchen area featuring a separate breakfast bar island. The green backsplash adds style to the space.

This kitchen features modern kitchen counters and a center island along with a separate breakfast bar counter with a wooden countertop matching the stylish bar stools.

A large kitchen area with a white and silver color scheme and has scattered recessed lights on the ceiling. The kitchen also offers a contemporary island with space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen features a custom island with a separate breakfast bar counter featuring a glass countertop and modish bar stools.

This kitchen features a skylight along with three pendant lights lighting the island with a breakfast bar counter.

 

 

Large kitchen area with white tiles floors and a white ceiling lighted by recessed lights. There’s an island featuring a granite countertop with space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

Spacious kitchen featuring a center island with a separate breakfast bar counter matching the silver bar stools.

A kitchen featuring a white and brown color scheme. It has a large center island with separate space for a breakfast bar with stylish modern bar stools.

A close up look at this kitchen’s separate breakfast bar counter on the side of the large white center island of the kitchen.

A black and white color scheme kitchen featuring a long center island with a separate breakfast bar island on the side.

This kitchen offers a center island with a glass top breakfast bar counter.

A single wall kitchen boasting a massive center island featuring a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by a couple of pendant lighting.

This kitchen offers two islands, one with space for a breakfast bar, and both has white countertops.

 

 

A bright kitchen with a brown accent featuring a center island with a brown waterfall-style countertop with a separate breakfast bar counter paired with white chairs.

This kitchen features a very stylish center island with a thick wooden countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen offers a stylish island with a breakfast bar counter paired with modern bar stools.

Single wall kitchen featuring marble countertops and backsplash. It offers a large center island with a breakfast bar area.

White kitchen featuring whit tiles flooring and a white center island with a marble countertop. The breakfast bar area of the island features a wooden counter.

Single wall kitchen featuring tiles flooring and wooden cabinetry and kitchen counter. It also has a gray center island with a breakfast bar.

A single wall kitchen featuring a brick wall along with hardwood flooring. It also offers a large center island with space for a breakfast bar.

A gorgeous-looking kitchen featuring white tiles floors and beige walls, along with a regular ceiling lighted by recessed lights. There’s a large center island as well featuring a white countertop and has a breakfast bar counter on its side.

This kitchen features tiles flooring and a smooth white center island with a wooden breakfast bar counter paired with modern bar stools.

A classy single wall kitchen featuring a center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by two beautiful pendant lights.

Large kitchen area featuring two wooden islands, with one, serves as a breakfast bar. The area also features tiles flooring and a ceiling with exposed beams.

Kitchen Island Seating For 3 Stools

A spacious kitchen featuring hardwood flooring that matches the kitchen island and its bar stools. The area is lighted by a pair of the gorgeous chandelier.

A spacious kitchen featuring hardwood flooring that matches the kitchen island and its bar stools. The area is lighted by a pair of gorgeous chandelier.

This kitchen features blue cabinetry and a blue island with space for a breakfast bar. The island features a white countertop.

This kitchen features blue cabinetry and a blue island with space for a breakfast bar. The island features a white countertop.

This kitchen features a small island with space for a breakfast bar. The pendant lights look lovely as well.

This kitchen features a small island with space for a breakfast bar. The pendant lights look lovely as well.

A small kitchen area featuring wooden cabinetry and kitchen counter along with a white island with space for a breakfast bar.

A small kitchen area featuring wooden cabinetry and kitchen counter along with a white island with space for a breakfast bar.

A very stylish kitchen with a custom island and breakfast bar counter, along with a ceiling with beams.

A very stylish kitchen with a custom island and breakfast bar counter, along with a ceiling with beams.

A Mediterranean kitchen featuring tiles flooring and a stunning groin vault ceiling. The lighting adds class to the area.

A Mediterranean kitchen featuring tiles flooring and a stunning groin vault ceiling. The lighting adds class to the area.

Spacious kitchen featuring hardwood floors, white cabinetry and white kitchen counters. The kitchen also offers a medium-sized island with a breakfast bar counter.

Spacious kitchen featuring hardwood floors, white cabinetry, and white kitchen counters. The kitchen also offers a medium-sized island with a breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen features a gorgeous wooden ceiling with beams. It also has a large center island with space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen features a gorgeous wooden ceiling with beams. It also has a large center island with space for a breakfast bar.

Large kitchen featuring white kitchen counters and a center island, both featuring marble countertops. The island has a breakfast bar counter.

Large kitchen featuring white kitchen counters and a center island, both featuring marble countertops. The island has a breakfast bar counter.

A brown kitchen with hardwood flooring, wooden cabinetry and kitchen counter, along with a large center island with a breakfast bar counter.

A brown kitchen with hardwood flooring, wooden cabinetry and kitchen counter, along with a large center island with a breakfast bar counter.

A dine-in kitchen with a dining table set on the side along with a large island featuring a breakfast bar counter and built-in shelving.

A dine-in kitchen with a dining table set on the side along with a large island featuring a breakfast bar counter and built-in shelving.

Spacious kitchen featuring a center island with a thick marble countertop, lighted by pendant lights.

Spacious kitchen featuring a center island with a thick marble countertop, lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen offers a custom island with space for a breakfast bar, set on the hardwood flooring.

This kitchen offers a custom island with space for a breakfast bar, set on the hardwood flooring.

An L-shaped kitchen featuring white cabinetry, kitchen counters and a center island with a breakfast bar counter. The island and counters feature marble countertops.

An L-shaped kitchen featuring white cabinetry, kitchen counters and a center island with a breakfast bar counter. The island and counters feature marble countertops.

A brown kitchen featuring wooden cabinetry, kitchen counters and a center island with a breakfast bar counter lighted by pendant lights.

A brown kitchen featuring wooden cabinetry, kitchen counters and a center island with a breakfast bar counter lighted by pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen featuring marble countertops on both kitchen counter and the center island.

A single wall kitchen featuring marble countertops on both kitchen counter and the center island.

A small kitchen featuring brown kitchen counter and a center island, both have white countertops.

A small kitchen featuring brown kitchen counter and a center island, both have white countertops.

A single wall kitchen featuring a long island with a breakfast bar counter. The kitchen counter and center island both have marble countertops.

A single wall kitchen featuring a long island with a breakfast bar counter. The kitchen counter and center island both have marble countertops.

A classy kitchen featuring marble countertops on both kitchen counters and center island. The area is lighted by pendant lights and recessed lights.

A classy kitchen featuring marble countertops on both kitchen counters and center island. The area is lighted by pendant lights and recessed lights.

A focused shot at this kitchen's large center island with a lovely marble countertop lighted by a couple of pendant lights.

A focused shot at this kitchen’s large center island with a lovely marble countertop lighted by a couple of pendant lights.

This kitchen boasts a beautiful ceiling along with wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a center island featuring a breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen boasts a beautiful ceiling along with wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a center island featuring a breakfast bar counter.

An L-shaped kitchen featuring a handsome center island with a stunning countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

An L-shaped kitchen featuring a handsome center island with a stunning countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen offers a small island with space for a breakfast bar and is lighted by a pair of gorgeous lighting.

This kitchen offers a small island with space for a breakfast bar and is lighted by a pair of gorgeous lighting.

A single wall kitchen featuring a long island with a marble countertop and has a breakfast bar counter lighted by pendant lighting.

A single wall kitchen featuring a long island with a marble countertop and has a breakfast bar counter lighted by pendant lighting.

A gorgeous kitchen featuring terracotta tiles flooring along with a vaulted ceiling with thick wooden beams. There's a wooden island as well with a breakfast bar counter.

A gorgeous kitchen featuring terracotta tiles flooring along with a vaulted ceiling with thick wooden beams. There’s a wooden island as well with a breakfast bar counter.

A beautiful kitchen setup featuring a center island with space for a breakfast bar with charming bar stools.

A beautiful kitchen setup featuring a center island with space for a breakfast bar with charming bar stools.

This kitchen features black countertops on both kitchen counters and center island with space for a breakfast bar and is lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features black countertops on both kitchen counters and center island with space for a breakfast bar and is lighted by pendant lights.

A contemporary kitchen featuring herringbone-style backsplash and a gorgeous marble waterfall-style countertop on the center island.

A contemporary kitchen featuring herringbone-style backsplash and a gorgeous marble waterfall-style countertop on the center island.

This kitchen boasts rich wood cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a custom island with a breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen boasts rich wood cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a custom island with a breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen offers a center island with space for a breakfast bar featuring a marble countertop.

This kitchen offers a center island with space for a breakfast bar featuring a marble countertop.

This kitchen features a center island with built-in shelving and space for a breakfast bar, lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features a center island with built-in shelving and space for a breakfast bar, lighted by pendant lights.

Kitchen Island Seating For 4 People

This kitchen offers a custom island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar set in the middle and is lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen offers a custom island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar set in the middle and is lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features a large center island with a marble countertop lighted by pendant lights. The island offers space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen features a large center island with a marble countertop lighted by pendant lights. The island offers space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen features a stylish center island with a black countertop and has space for a breakfast bar paired with white modern bar stools.

This kitchen features a stylish center island with a black countertop and has space for a breakfast bar paired with white modern bar stools.

White kitchen with brown cabinetry along with a center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

White kitchen with brown cabinetry along with a center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen boasts a massive center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen boasts a massive center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen boasts a stylish marble herringbone-style backsplash. It also has a center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by two fancy ceiling lights.

This kitchen boasts a stylish marble herringbone-style backsplash. It also has a center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by two fancy ceiling lights.

Large kitchen area featuring hardwood flooring and a white ceiling. This kitchen offers a large center island with space for a breakfast bar.

Large kitchen area featuring hardwood flooring and a white ceiling. This kitchen offers a large center island with space for a breakfast bar.

A focused look at this kitchen's breakfast bar island. This kitchen also has brown cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a fancy tray ceiling.

A focused look at this kitchen’s breakfast bar island. This kitchen also has brown cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a fancy tray ceiling.

This kitchen features a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A beautiful white and brown kitchen featuring a breakfast bar island with modern stools along with a gorgeous dining nook with an orange accent seat.

A beautiful white and brown kitchen featuring a breakfast bar island with modern stools along with a gorgeous dining nook with an orange accent seat.

This kitchen features white cabinetry, kitchen counters and an island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by two pendant lights and recessed lights.

This kitchen features white cabinetry, kitchen counters and an island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by two pendant lights and recessed lights.

This kitchen features hardwood floors and a wooden coffered ceiling. The kitchen also offers an island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features hardwood floors and a wooden coffered ceiling. The kitchen also offers an island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

Large kitchen area with gorgeous flooring and ceiling along with brown cabinetry and kitchen counters. There's a long center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.

Large kitchen area with gorgeous flooring and ceiling along with brown cabinetry and kitchen counters. There’s a long center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.

Spacious kitchen area with brown cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a pure marble center island with a breakfast bar counter with a wooden counter.

Spacious kitchen area with brown cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a pure marble center island with a breakfast bar counter with a wooden counter.

A small kitchen area featuring rich wood cabinetry and kitchen counter along with a custom island and has a breakfast bar counter.

A small kitchen area featuring rich wood cabinetry and kitchen counter along with a custom island and have a breakfast bar counter.

A single wall kitchen featuring a large center island set on the hardwood flooring. This island offers space for a breakfast bar lighted by large pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen featuring a large center island set on the hardwood flooring. This island offers space for a breakfast bar lighted by large pendant lights.

A modern kitchen featuring a large center island with a gray countertop and offers a breakfast bar counter with a thick wooden counter.

A modern kitchen featuring a large center island with a gray countertop and offers a breakfast bar counter with a thick wooden counter.

This kitchen offers a large center island with a marble countertop and has a set of matching bar seats and is lighted by pendant and recessed lights.

This kitchen offers a large center island with a marble countertop and has a set of matching bar seats and is lighted by pendant and recessed lights.

A red kitchen featuring a tiny center island along with a custom one with a breakfast bar counter.

A red kitchen featuring a tiny center island along with a custom one with a breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen offers a center island and kitchen counters with granite countertops. The island features a breakfast bar counter paired with white modern bar seats.

This kitchen offers a center island and kitchen counters with granite countertops. The island features a breakfast bar counter paired with white modern bar seats.

This kitchen offers an L-shaped center island with a granite countertop and has space for a breakfast bar for four and is lighted by track lights set on the ceiling with beams.

This kitchen offers an L-shaped center island with a granite countertop and has space for a breakfast bar for four and is lighted by track lights set on the ceiling with beams.

Blue kitchen featuring a large center island with a thick marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar with gorgeous bar stools.

Blue kitchen featuring a large center island with a thick marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar with gorgeous bar stools.

Spacious kitchen featuring white kitchen counters and a large center island with a white countertop and has space for a breakfast bar set on the hardwood flooring.

Spacious kitchen featuring white kitchen counters and a large center island with a white countertop and has space for a breakfast bar set on the hardwood flooring.

White kitchen featuring marble countertops on both kitchen counters and center island. The island offers space for a breakfast bar.

White kitchen featuring marble countertops on both kitchen counters and center island. The island offers space for a breakfast bar.

White kitchen with hardwood flooring along with a white center island with space for a breakfast bar.

White kitchen with hardwood flooring along with a white center island with space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen features a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by charming pendant lights. There's a glass top dining table at the back of the breakfast bar as well.

This kitchen features a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by charming pendant lights. There’s a glass top dining table at the back of the breakfast bar as well.

A brown and white kitchen featuring brown kitchen counters and center island both with white countertops. The island offers space for a breakfast bar. There's a dining nook on the side as well, offering an orange accent seat.

A brown and white kitchen featuring brown kitchen counters and center island both with white countertops. The island offers space for a breakfast bar. There’s a dining nook on the side as well, offering an orange accent seat.

A bright kitchen with white cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a custom center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

A bright kitchen with white cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a custom center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen features a long center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by three pendant lights.

This kitchen features a long center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by three pendant lights.

This kitchen offers a massive custom center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar with beautiful bar seats.

This kitchen offers a massive custom center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar with beautiful bar seats.

Kitchen Island seating for 5 Stools

A custom kitchen featuring an island that offers a breakfast bar counter with seats set on the hardwood flooring.

A custom kitchen featuring an island that offers a breakfast bar counter with seats set on the hardwood flooring.

This kitchen boasts a wooden ceiling and hardwood flooring along with an island featuring a wooden countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen boasts a wooden ceiling and hardwood flooring along with an island featuring a wooden countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen offers a large center island with a black countertop lighted by pendant lights and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen offers a large center island with a black countertop lighted by pendant lights and has space for a breakfast bar.

Spacious kitchen featuring white kitchen counters and a green center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by three pendant lights.

Spacious kitchen featuring white kitchen counters and a green center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by three pendant lights.

A brown kitchen featuring wooden cabinetry and kitchen counter along with an island with a breakfast bar counter.

A brown kitchen featuring wood cabinetry and kitchen counter along with an island with a breakfast bar counter.

A bright kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and white kitchen counters and cabinetry. There's a long center island as well with a marble countertop and is lighted by three pendant lights.

A bright kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and white kitchen counters and cabinetry. There’s a long center island as well with a marble countertop and is lighted by three pendant lights.

This kitchen features a long custom center island with a wooden countertop and is lighted by small yet gorgeous chandeliers.

This kitchen features a long custom center island with a wooden countertop and is lighted by small yet gorgeous chandeliers.

A focused shot at this kitchen’s large center island with a granite countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A focused shot at this kitchen’s large center island with a granite countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A bright kitchen setup featuring built-in shelves and a white kitchen counter along with a white island with space for a breakfast bar.

A kitchen featuring a stylish L-shaped island with a wooden breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen features white walls and ceiling along with dark hardwood flooring. This kitchen also offers a large center island with a marble countertop lighted by classy pendant lights.

A large dine-in kitchen featuring a wooden dining table set, a dining nook on the side and an island featuring a breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen features a long island with stylish marble countertop and has a breakfast bar counter lighted by fancy ceiling lights.

A white kitchen featuring white cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a white center island with a white marble countertop and is lighted by two pendant lights.

This kitchen features white, black and green color scheme and has a large center island with a breakfast bar and features built-in shelves below the countertop.

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This kitchen features white, black and green color scheme and has a large center island with a breakfast bar and features built-in shelves below the countertop.

A spacious white kitchen featuring an espresso accent. It has a large center island with a white countertop and has space for a breakfast bar with beautiful white seats.

A small kitchen area featuring an island with a breakfast bar counter boasting a marble countertop.

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A small kitchen area featuring an island with a breakfast bar counter boasting a marble countertop.

This kitchen offers a large island with a thick wooden countertop and space for a breakfast bar for five.

Single wall kitchen featuring brown kitchen counter and built-in shelves along with a large wooden center island with a white countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

A single wall kitchen featuring a center island with a thick marble countertop and has a breakfast bar.

A brown contemporary kitchen featuring a stunning center island with a breakfast bar along with gorgeous-looking kitchen counters and cabinetry.

A spacious kitchen featuring warm white lights and hardwood floors. The kitchen offers a large center island with a granite countertop.

This kitchen boasts a tall vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. It also offers two islands, one is for meal preparations and the other one serves as the breakfast bar.

This kitchen features hardwood floors and a ceiling with exposed beams. It also offers a stylish center island with a breakfast bar.

Spacious kitchen featuring a large center island with a marble countertop lighted by three pendant lights.

This kitchen features a tall vaulted ceiling with exposed beams along with tiles flooring. There’s a center island as well with a breakfast bar counter.

A single wall kitchen featuring espresso kitchen counter and center island, both with white countertops and has a breakfast bar lighted by gorgeous pendant lights.

A modern kitchen with an island featuring a black granite countertop and a breakfast bar counter with a glass countertop.

A bright kitchen featuring white cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a center island with a wooden countertop.

An L-shaped kitchen with hardwood flooring and white cabinetry. It offers a center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen offers a large center island and a breakfast bar. It also features a stylish design and a tall wooden ceiling with beams.

A single wall kitchen featuring a tall vaulted ceiling with exposed beams along with a marble center island with space for a breakfast bar.

An L-shaped kitchen featuring black countertops on both kitchen counters and the center island along with a breakfast bar with modern bar stools.

A spacious kitchen with a doorway leading to the home’s backyard. It also offers a large center island with a granite countertop and a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen offers a custom T-shaped blue center island with a white countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

Kitchen Island Seating for 6

Spacious contemporary kitchen featuring a thick white countertop on the breakfast bar counter. The ceiling boasts multiple ceiling lights as well.

Spacious contemporary kitchen featuring a thick white countertop on the breakfast bar counter. The ceiling boasts multiple ceiling lights as well.

Large kitchen boasting two islands. One serves as the meal preparation island and the other one serves as a breakfast bar. These islands both have marble countertops.

Large kitchen boasting two islands. One serves as the meal preparation island and the other one serves as a breakfast bar. These islands both have marble countertops.

This kitchen features white marble countertops on both kitchen counters and the center island. It also has a breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen features white marble countertops on both kitchen counters and the center island. It also has a breakfast bar counter.

A small kitchen area featuring a beautiful tray ceiling along with a center island with a black countertop. The island offers a wooden breakfast bar counter that matches the bar seats.

A small kitchen area featuring a beautiful tray ceiling along with a center island with a black countertop. The island offers a wooden breakfast bar counter that matches the bar seats.

A single wall kitchen featuring a breakfast bar island for six lighted by pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen featuring a breakfast bar island for six lighted by pendant lights.

A modern great room featuring a cozy living space and a kitchen featuring an island with a separate breakfast bar counter.

A modern great room featuring a cozy living space and a kitchen featuring an island with a separate breakfast bar counter.

A very stylish kitchen area with herringbone-style hardwood floors along with navy blue kitchen counters and center island, both have white countertops. The breakfast bar is lighted by pendant lights.

A very stylish kitchen area with herringbone-style hardwood floors along with navy blue kitchen counters and center island, both have white countertops. The breakfast bar is lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features a brown and blueish gray color scheme and has a custom island with a wooden breakfast bar counter paired with wooden seats.

This kitchen features a brown and blueish gray color scheme and has a custom island with a wooden breakfast bar counter paired with wooden seats.

This kitchen features hardwood floors and a regular white ceiling. The kitchen offers a large center island with space for a breakfast bar paired with yellow seats.

This kitchen features hardwood floors and a regular white ceiling. The kitchen offers a large center island with space for a breakfast bar paired with yellow seats.

This great room features the living space on the left side, the single wall kitchen in the middle and the oval dining table set on the right side.

This great room features the living space on the left side, the single wall kitchen in the middle and the oval dining table set on the right side.

This kitchen offers a large and long center island finished in black and has space for a breakfast bar paired with modern bar seats and is lighted by a glamorous ceiling lighting.

This kitchen offers a large and long center island finished in black and has space for a breakfast bar paired with modern bar seats and is lighted by a glamorous ceiling lighting.

A brown kitchen featuring hardwood floors and wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters. The center island offers space for a breakfast bar lighted by a couple of pendant lights.

A brown kitchen featuring hardwood floors and wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters. The center island offers space for a breakfast bar lighted by a couple of pendant lights.

A bright kitchen featuring a white ceiling and white tiles flooring along with a gray center island, bar seats and pendant lights.

A bright kitchen featuring a white ceiling and white tiles flooring along with a gray center island, bar seats, and pendant lights.

A bright kitchen featuring a custom L-shaped center island with a marble countertop.

A bright kitchen featuring a custom L-shaped center island with a marble countertop.

A spacious kitchen featuring a beautiful island with a breakfast bar lighted by charming pendant lights.

A spacious kitchen featuring a beautiful island with a breakfast bar lighted by charming pendant lights.

This kitchen features hardwood flooring and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, along with a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen features hardwood flooring and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, along with a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen boasts a custom island with a breakfast bar. The area has hardwood floors and a white ceiling.

This kitchen boasts a custom island with a breakfast bar. The area has hardwood floors and a white ceiling.

A large kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and a tall ceiling. The area also offers a large and long center island with space for a breakfast bar.

A large kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and a tall ceiling. The area also offers a large and long center island with space for a breakfast bar.

A single wall kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and a wooden ceiling. It also has a center island with a wooden breakfast bar counter.

A single wall kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and a wooden ceiling. It also has a center island with a wooden breakfast bar counter.

Modern kitchen boasting a large and long center island with a white countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

Modern kitchen boasting a large and long center island with a white countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

Modern kitchen featuring hardwood floors and a regular ceiling lighted by recessed and pendant lights. The center island offers a breakfast bar and has white modern seats.

Modern kitchen featuring hardwood floors and a regular ceiling lighted by recessed and pendant lights. The center island offers a breakfast bar and has white modern seats.

A brown kitchen featuring hardwood flooring, wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a center island with a breakfast bar.

A brown kitchen featuring hardwood flooring, wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a center island with a breakfast bar.

Spacious kitchen with a beautiful flooring along with a wooden center island with a marble countertop.

Spacious kitchen with a beautiful flooring along with a wooden center island with a marble countertop.

A brown kitchen with hardwood floors, wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters along with a center island with breakfast bar paired with wooden chairs.

A brown kitchen with hardwood floors, wooden cabinetry, and kitchen counters along with a center island with breakfast bar paired with wooden chairs.

This kitchen features tiles flooring and a charming white tray ceiling with recessed lights and pendant lights. There's a white center island with a wooden breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen features tiles flooring and a charming white tray ceiling with recessed lights and pendant lights. There’s a white center island with a wooden breakfast bar counter.

This kitchen features stunning flooring along with an island with a breakfast bar counter with modish black chairs.

This kitchen features stunning flooring along with an island with a breakfast bar counter with modish black chairs.

A brown kitchen featuring wooden cabinetry, kitchen counters and an island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

A brown kitchen featuring wooden cabinetry, kitchen counters and an island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

Spacious single wall kitchen featuring a stylish center island with space for a breakfast bar along with a separate breakfast bar counter lighted by four pendant lights that look so gorgeous.

Spacious single wall kitchen featuring a stylish center island with space for a breakfast bar along with a separate breakfast bar counter lighted by four pendant lights that look so gorgeous.

A spacious kitchen featuring a tall ceiling with large exposed beams. It also has a center island with space for a breakfast bar.

A spacious kitchen featuring a tall ceiling with large exposed beams. It also has a center island with space for a breakfast bar.

A kitchen with a tall ceiling with exposed beams and has two islands. The wooden island serves as the kitchen's breakfast bar.

A kitchen with a tall ceiling with exposed beams and has two islands. The wooden island serves as the kitchen’s breakfast bar.

This kitchen offers a large square-type center island with space for a breakfast bar. The area is lighted by recessed ceiling lights.

This kitchen offers a large square-type center island with space for a breakfast bar. The area is lighted by recessed ceiling lights.

This kitchen features dark hardwood floors and a center island with a breakfast bar counter lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features dark hardwood floors and a center island with a breakfast bar counter lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features a stylish wall design that matches the center island design. The island offers a breakfast bar with a white countertop.

This kitchen features a stylish wall design that matches the center island design. The island offers a breakfast bar with a white countertop.

This kitchen offers a gorgeous-looking island with a breakfast bar counter, both featuring marble countertops and lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen offers a gorgeous-looking island with a breakfast bar counter, both featuring marble countertops and lighted by pendant lights.

Large yellow kitchen featuring two islands and a long breakfast bar counter lighted by charming pendant lights.

Large yellow kitchen featuring two islands and a long breakfast bar counter lighted by charming pendant lights.

Kitchen Island Seating for 8

A contemporary kitchen with a stunning ceiling design and beautiful countertops on both kitchen counters, center island and breakfast bar counter.

A contemporary kitchen with a stunning ceiling design and beautiful countertops on both kitchen counters, center island and breakfast bar counter.

Large kitchen area with hardwood floors and a stunning tray ceiling with recessed lights and gorgeous pendant lights just above the center island with eight seats.

A kitchen with a brown and white color scheme. It also offers a square center island that serves as a breakfast bar and is lighted by pendant lights.

Large kitchen area featuring a center island with a breakfast bar along with additional breakfast bar counter for two on it side. This kitchen is lighted by large pendant lights and recessed lights.

A large brown kitchen featuring a small center island lighted by gorgeous ceiling lights. This kitchen also offers a long breakfast bar for eight.

Photos of Various Kitchen Islands with Chairs and Stools

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Chairs continue the color scheme of the room with dark wood and neutral tan seats. The island is large enough to offer plenty of space for cooking prep and double as a breakfast bar for three. Beige walls accent the dark cabinets and the granite counter top well.

Chairs continue the color scheme of the room with dark wood and neutral tan seats. The island is large enough to offer plenty of space for cooking prep and double as a breakfast bar for three. Beige walls accent the dark cabinets and the granite countertop well.

Large kitchen island with seating on 2 sides

Sleek stainless steel appliances add a touch of modern to this warm, contemporary room. The island chairs, in a distressed golden color, stand apart from the rest of the room with their unique hue. The white cushions are highlighted by the white dishes and vases around the room.

Simple white chairs fit the sleek modern design of this kitchen. High-gloss white cabinets and countertops allow for the solid black accents and sparse uses of natural wood to stand out even more from the rest of the room. Stainless steel accents throughout the room bring sophistication to this design.

Simple white chairs fit the sleek modern design of this kitchen. High-gloss white cabinets and countertops allow for the solid black accents and sparse uses of natural wood to stand out even more from the rest of the room. Stainless steel accents throughout the room bring sophistication to this design.

See more of this home here. Designed by PartiDesign.

Dark stain on the wood of the chairs and table help it to stand out against the backdrop of the natural wood cabinets. This color is broken up by pale, sage green walls and the inclusion of plant life to highlight the use of green even more. A tile backsplash picks out different hues found in the granite countertop.

Dark stain on the wood of the chairs and table help it to stand out against the backdrop of the natural wood cabinets. This color is broken up by pale, sage green walls and the inclusion of plant life to highlight the use of green even more. A tile backsplash picks out different hues found in the granite countertop.

Dark brown cabinets are offset by a slightly paler brown floor while the off-white tile backsplash is complemented by the rough woven chairs standing attention at the island. Bright green accents are used around the room to bring in a pop of color to the otherwise dark space.

Traditional kitchen design with dark brown cabinets is offset by a slightly paler brown floor while the off-white tile backsplash is complemented by the rough woven chairs standing attention at the island. Bright green accents are used around the room to bring in a pop of color to the otherwise dark space.

Soft, butter yellow cabinets set the base for this room. China blue accents, especially in the tiled image in the backsplash, are highlighted by the yellow nicely. Metallic accents bring color and class into the kitchen to complement the warm wood of the island countertop.

Soft, buttery yellow cabinets set the base for this room. China blue accents, especially in the tiled image in the backsplash, are highlighted by the yellow nicely. Metallic accents bring color and class into the kitchen to complement the warm wood of the island countertop.

Stately leather chairs add class and color to this bright white kitchen while dark granite counters break up the use of white cabinets. Stainless steel appliances also help to break up the white and bring a bit of a modern look to this contemporary style.

Stately leather chairs add class and color to this bright white kitchen while dark granite counters break up the use of white cabinets. Stainless steel appliances also help to break up the white and bring a bit of a modern look to this contemporary style.

Source: Zillow Digs™

To balance the creamy, off-white cabinets, a dark wood island and even darker chairs were introduced to the room. This design element helps to ground the space and keep it from feeling too bright while also offering visual interest in a drastic change in colors.

To balance the creamy, off-white cabinets, a dark wood island and even darker chairs were introduced to the room. This design element helps to ground the space and keep it from feeling too bright while also offering visual interest in a drastic change in colors.

Bright is the name of the game in this room. Bright cabinets, bright walls, bright accents, even the floor is a bright honey-colored wood. Black chair legs help to break up the brightness and tie together the black accents in the appliances without feeling harsh in the space. The gorgeous copper lanterns accomplish the same goal by breaking up the space at the top of the room.

Bright is the name of the game in this room. Bright cabinets, bright walls, bright accents, even the floor is a bright honey-colored wood. Black chair legs help to break up the brightness and tie together the black accents in the appliances without feeling harsh in the space. The gorgeous copper lanterns accomplish the same goal by breaking up space at the top of the room.  The above island includes a stove.

See more of this home here. Designed by DLB Custom Home Design.

Pale counters, floors, and tile backsplash balance out the dark wood used throughout this kitchen. Bold textures offset the sleek, structured look of the cabinets and chairs. The introduction of greenery on the counter brings life and a splash of color into the space.

Pale counters, floors, and tile backsplash balance out the dark wood used throughout this kitchen. Bold textures offset the sleek, structured look of the cabinets and chairs. The introduction of greenery on the counter brings life and a splash of color into space.

White and pale gray create this space, broken up only by accents of gold and green; until you get to the dark, exposed beams on the ceiling of the room. The kitchen itself flourishes with the addition of the rough stone backsplash bringing in color, though neutral, that stands out against the light hues of the rest of the room.

White and pale gray create this space, broken up only by accents of gold and green; until you get to the dark, exposed beams on the ceiling of the room. The kitchen itself flourishes with the addition of the rough stone backsplash bringing in color, though neutral, that stands out against the light hues of the rest of the room.

Source: Zillow Digs™

Bold red cabinetry is balanced by creamy counters and floors. The chairs highlight the stainless steel of the appliances with their simple silver frames. Little splashes of color are introduced into the room through plants and flowers - which help to liven up the space.

Bold red cabinetry is balanced by creamy counters and floors. The chairs highlight the stainless steel of the appliances with their simple silver frames. Little splashes of color are introduced into the room through plants and flowers – which help to liven up space.

Bright turquoise cushions draw the eye and complement the brilliant golden hue of the wood counter in the kitchen. The speckled gray of the counter facing creates a neutral but complementary color choice to the exposed concrete of the pillar to the left and on the floor.

Bright turquoise cushions draw the eye and complement the brilliant golden hue of the wood counter in the kitchen. The speckled gray of the counter facing creates a neutral but complementary color choice to the exposed concrete of the pillar to the left and on the floor.

See more of this home here. Designed by Spagnuolo Architecture.

Bold blue tiles are enough to brighten up this space, so much so that the rest of the design can remain natural wood hues and white cabinetry. Separating the island cook space from the eating space of the counter is a genius idea and it allows the individual spaces to remain uncluttered.

Bold blue tiles are enough to brighten up this space, so much so that the rest of the design can remain natural wood hues and white cabinetry. Separating the island cook space from the eating space of the counter is a genius idea and it allows the individual spaces to remain uncluttered.  The above island is interesting because the sink takes up much of the island counter space.  It’s a good example of a smaller island (although not as small as getting a mobile cart on wheeels).

Shades of tan and brown do a great job of breaking up this space while remaining in the same color family to keep the neutral tone the design was going for. Alternating colors like the pale floor, tan cabinets, pale backsplash, and so on keep any one hue from dominating the room. The dark brown is kept to the floor and ceiling, effectively framing the space with its dark lines.

Shades of tan and brown do a great job of breaking up this space while remaining in the same color family to keep the neutral tone the design was going for. Alternating colors like the pale floor, tan cabinets, pale backsplash, and so on keep anyone hue from dominating the room. The dark brown is kept to the floor and ceiling, effectively framing the space with its dark lines.

Source: Zillow Digs™

A balance of light and dark is important in narrow spaces like this. The kitchen work space is kept to a single aisle surrounded by dark cabinets but effectively balanced by the creamy countertops and matching tile backsplash. The red chairs bring a fun hint of color to the room.

A balance of light and dark is important in narrow spaces like this. The kitchen workspace is kept to a single aisle surrounded by dark cabinets but effectively balanced by the creamy countertops and matching tile backsplash. The red chairs bring a fun hint of color to the room.

Color is a key component in to this kitchen design. Navy blue cabinets is complemented by the frosted blue glass of the accent wall. The natural wood counter tops break up the dark colors of the room and more pops of color are added in the leather accent chairs placed around the end of the island.

Color is a key component in this kitchen design. Navy blue cabinets are complemented by the frosted blue glass of the accent wall. The natural wood counter tops break up the dark colors of the room and more pops of color are added in the leather accent chairs placed around the end of the island.

See more of this home here. Designed by Jerry Jacob Design.

Dark wood successfully breaks up the use of white cabinetry against the tan backdrop created by the floor and walls. Dark chairs continue to ground the space and pops of bright green bring bits of color and life, carrying the eyes around the rest of the room.

Dark wood successfully breaks up the use of white cabinetry against the tan backdrop created by the floor and walls. Dark chairs continue to ground the space and pops of bright green bring bits of color and life, carrying the eyes around the rest of the room.

A light canvas is created for this kitchen via the floor and ceiling. That light color is carried into the tiled backsplash to bring together the light and dark colors used in the palette of the room; giving way to the dark chocolate cabinets and slate grey countertops. The decor is accented with bright spring green, cheery orange, and vibrant yellow - adding colorful interest to the space.

Here’s an amazing kitchen with two kitchen islands with seating.  A light canvas is created for this kitchen via the floor and ceiling. That light color is carried into the tiled backsplash to bring together the light and dark colors used in the palette of the room; giving way to the dark chocolate cabinets and slate grey countertops. The decor is accented with bright spring green, cheery orange, and vibrant yellow – adding colorful interest to space.

See more of this home here. Designed by Angelica Henry Design.

The plethora of textures in this room is reminiscent of a time gone by. The brick arched ceiling matches the colors in the bricks on the floor while white cabinets help to brighten up the space and green marble adds a bit of contrasting color. The black chairs mirror the black cabinets surrounding the stove.

The plethora of textures in this room is reminiscent of a time gone by. The brick arched ceiling matches the colors in the bricks on the floor while white cabinets help to brighten up space and green marble adds a bit of contrasting color. The black chairs mirror the black cabinets surrounding the stove.

The pale palette of this room is broken up by the introduction of natural wood accents. The pale blue tiled walls add a difference in the shade of the room but keep to the washed out color scheme, helping to keep the space light and bright.

The pale palette of this room is broken up by the introduction of natural wood accents. The pale blue tiled walls add a difference in the shade of the room but keep to the washed out color scheme, helping to keep the space light and bright.

See more of this home here. Designed by NC Office.

Creamy cabinets match the wall color in this open kitchen design. The designers used the bright white tiles of the backsplash to add a difference in color and a black countertop to break up the space. The warm gray of the island helps to differentiate it from the uniform counters.

Creamy cabinets match the wall color in this open kitchen design. The designers used the bright white tiles of the backsplash to add a difference in color and a black countertop to break up space. The warm gray of the island helps to differentiate it from the uniform counters.

The leather chairs added to this room match the shade of the lower cabinets in the stately kitchen design. Light countertops match the colors of the tile backsplash and offsets the dark wood of the cabinetry. Large pendant lights add a soft glow to the room.

The leather chairs added to this room match the shade of the lower cabinets in the stately kitchen design. Light countertops match the colors of the tile backsplash and offset the dark wood of the cabinetry. Large pendant lights add a soft glow to the room.

See more of this home here. Source: Zillow Digs™ / Listings.

Chocolate brown and bright white strike an easy balance in this room with sleek silver hardware accents. The high-gloss sheen of the room makes sure to reflect plenty of light around the room and pops of bright colors liven up the kitchen design.

Chocolate brown and bright white strike an easy balance in this room with sleek silver hardware accents. The high-gloss sheen of the room makes sure to reflect plenty of light around the room and pops of bright colors liven up the kitchen design.

Here is a shot of the same room from the other side. You can better see the spherical pendant light above the island and the floating appearance of the cabinets. The room opens up into the living room, seen in the background.

Here is a shot of the same room from the other side. You can better see the spherical pendant light above the island and the floating appearance of the cabinets. The room opens up into the living room, seen in the background.

Dusky gray sets a classic tone for this kitchen. Highlighting it in bright white, silver, and black makes for a great contrast of colors the pale granite of the counters is carried up into the backsplash to brighten up the gray cabinets. Crystal light fixtures adds both sophistication and helps to diffuse the light around the room.

Dusky gray sets a classic tone for this kitchen. Highlighting it in bright white, silver, and black makes for a great contrast of colors the pale granite of the counters is carried up into the backsplash to brighten up the gray cabinets. Crystal light fixtures add both sophistication and helps to diffuse the light around the room.

See more of this home here. Designed by Vertex Project Management.

Splashes of dark colors break up this white kitchen, as do the chrome and stainless steel accents around the room. The high-gloss shine of the countertops helps to reflect more light up and around the room, despite the dark color of them.

Splashes of dark colors break up this white kitchen, as do the chrome and stainless steel accents around the room. The high-gloss shine of the countertops helps to reflect more light up and around the room, despite the dark color of them.

See more of this home here. Designed by Clay Construction.

Soaring ceilings are broken up by beautiful arching beams in this stunning white kitchen. Dark floors counter the lightness of the room with the help of the barstools. A gorgeous wood countertop breaks up the space and adds another level of color to the room.

Soaring ceilings are broken up by beautiful arching beams in this stunning white kitchen. Dark floors counter the lightness of the room with the help of the barstools. A gorgeous wood countertop breaks up space and adds another level of color to the room.

See more of this home here. Designed by GTM Architects.

Browns, grays, and golds create this room which is centered around the showcase piece of the copper stove hood, which visually dominates the room. Metallic tiles in the walls carry the finish around the room and breaks up the flat chocolate brown of the cabinets. Wicker chair backs mimic the patterning in the backsplash.

Browns, grays, and golds create this room which is centered around the showcase piece of the copper stove hood, which visually dominates the room. Metallic tiles in the walls carry the finish around the room and break up the flat chocolate brown of the cabinets. Wicker chair backs mimic the patterning in the backsplash.

Bold, dark wood is the staple piece of this room, with a dash of white to show off the lovely finish of the wood. Silver and black accents liven up the room and the chandelier over the island is a sight to behold.

Bold, dark wood is the staple piece of this room, with a dash of white to show off the lovely finish of the wood. Silver and black accents liven up the room and the chandelier over the island is a sight to behold.

See more of this home here. Designed by Jane Lockhart Interior Design.

Cream colored chairs match the countertops and the upper cabinets while weathered wood makes up the bottom in the modern-contemporary kitchen. Splashes of red and bright green bring more, simple color into the space to spice it up.

Cream colored chairs match the countertops and the upper cabinets while weathered wood makes up the bottom in the modern-contemporary kitchen. Splashes of red and bright green bring more, simple color into the space to spice it up.

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About Island Seating

The Island

Most islands include seating.  That’s a big attraction.

However, your options for seating at an island are many.  Just take a look at the 32 pictures above and you’ll see all kinds of eating and seating arrangements.

The following is a list of options to consider for island designs incorporating eating and places to sit.

The overhang:  The overhang is where the island counter extends beyond the island base to create a space for dining.

The 2-tier:  The 2-tier island is an elevated island breakfast bar that accommodates stools.  Often the elevated layer extends beyond the island base for legroom.

The indent:  Some islands create legroom for dining by using a partial base or indented base.

The end table: The end table island is ideal for narrow kitchens.  Chairs or stools can simply be added to the end of the island or if you wish to get more elaborate, you can add a table (lowered or elevated) to the end of the island.

2-sided eating:  You’ll notice some islands above have seating on 2 sides of the island.  This is a great way to accommodate several people.  However, having chairs or stools on both sides does encroach on island workspace.

The sunken table:  In order to accommodate regular chairs instead of stools or elevated bar chairs, islands are built with a lower top along one side and/or the end.

The 2 island kitchen:  Believe it or not, some high-end kitchens have 2 islands… one dedicated as a workspace and another dedicated to eating space.

Chairs and Stools

The second component to kitchen island dining area the seats themselves.  You have 2 options:

Bar stools (backless):  This is the simplest form of chair.  They’re also the least comfortable.  They’re great for quick meals at the counter such as breakfast.

Bar chairs (substantial stools with backs):  These are elevated chairs with backs.  Often they’re cushioned as well.  They’re far more comfortable than stools.

Regular dining chairs:  Some islands have lower eating sections to accommodate regular height dining chairs.  This turns an island into a bona fide dining table suitable for dinners.

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