Welcome to our gallery featuring large and functional kitchens with island sinks.
If your kitchen has space, you may consider adding a secondary sink to your layout.
While the primary sink will typically be larger and have two basins, a secondary sink located in the island is designed for rinsing produce or other preparation materials, while keeping them separate from the primary sink, which may have contaminated dishes or pans in it.
Of course, you can’t even consider adding a sink to your island preparation area unless your kitchen is large enough to warrant an island in the first place. Installing even a small island in a compact kitchen can completely interrupt the workflow and destroy the functionality of your kitchen layout.
We recommend that you add an island so long as your kitchen is at least 9 feet by 12 feet, to ensure that you have enough space to work around the island.
This collection features a wide variety of kitchen styles, each large enough to warrant a unique island design.
If you do have a kitchen that could use an island, be sure you do your homework to find the layout that will work best for your home.
Will you need an extra raised countertop space to transform into a bar? Will you need another sink? A hanging vent hood? Maybe you’ll find a place to install a wine cooler!
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The options are numerous, so you’ll be able to create the perfect island to compliment your workflow.
We hope you’ll enjoy this curated collection of fantastic kitchen island ideas, each featuring a fantastic island sink. For more kitchen design tips, be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Design and Renovations as well as our main kitchen island ideas page.
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This lovely modern kitchen features a galley layout with a spacious, but not deep island featuring an enormous sink. The island also features frosted glass doors for extra embellishment.
Without the wood and stainless steel island, this kitchen would feel utterly empty, with all the open space feeling wasted. Adding the island not only adds countertop space, it also fills the open kitchen, making it feel a bit more cozy, without interrupting the great beach view through the windows.
A fantastic loft home with a wood and stainless steel kitchen. This is a unique combination, featuring wall to wall paneled cabinets with all stainless steel countertops and island. Typically, we see only stainless steel countertops.
This more traditionally styled kitchen already has multiple countertops, including an L-shaped countertop and bar area. This kitchen already has so much countertop space that a large island isn’t necessary or wise to add in. Instead, they put in a small island with a rinsing sink.
A more rustic kitchen featuring exposed beams, natural wood cabinetry, and a long, all wood kitchen island with a small central sink in brushed nickel.
A spacious modern kitchen with tons of countertop space and a large island featuring a sink and a dishwasher.
This lengthy kitchen island features a bar area in addition to additional countertop space and a small sink for rinsing produce.
This lovely smaller island features a central sink, a bar for two, and wine racks on either side. The wooden countertop runs down either side of the island.
The sleek, glossy black countertops of this island match the landing pads on either side of the stove, and complement the charcoal gray subway tile backsplash.
The rich cherry wood of this kitchen contrasts with the light wood flooring and the dark granite countertops.
Light wood and stone is dressed up further by the incredible Tuscan mural painted across the ceiling. This kitchen is actually large enough to feature two distinct islands, one with an extra sink, and the other as additional storage and preparation space.
A lengthy white island with marble countertops and a space that would be excellent as a breakfast bar. Above the island are three matching globe pendant lights.
The slim design of this island sink marks it as simply for hand washing. It’s the perfect size to easily wash your hands before preparing a meal.
An all white kitchen with contrasting black barstools on one side of the lengthy white island with cream granite countertops.
This is another enormous luxury kitchen that features two islands in addition to spacious countertops. One acts as a serving area and breakfast bar, while the other features a spacious sink area.
A lovely contemporary kitchen with a spacious eat-in kitchen island complete with a large farmhouse sink.
This is a unique kitchen island design featuring a lengthy bar area in addition to a small high-top area on one end. The design also features a central sink across from the high-end stove.
A white modern kitchen with textured floors and a matching backsplash. The narrow island contains bookshelves and a sink.
A lovely kitchen with stone accents and a rustic contemporary atmosphere. Above the lengthy island is a large pot rack with drying herbs.
A kitchen with an enormous island that features eating for at least five at the island. The island also plays host to a dual basin sink.
A white modern kitchen with a light gray glass mosaic tile backsplash and a small island that serves as a in-kitchen eating area and as extra countertop and storage space.
A fantastically unique kitchen with an enormous eat-in island that is partially granite, with an expansive glass eat-in bar.
A minimalist white modern kitchen featuring a small white island with a dual basin sink and blue accent pieces.
A rich wood kitchen filled with high end stainless steel appliances, greenery, and a lengthy island with an extra rinsing sink.
An elegant open-concept kitchen with an adjacent dining space, bay windows, and a single white island with butcher block countertops and a single basin stainless steel sink.
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A rustic stone and metal kitchen with a small wooden eat-in island with a pot rack above the preparation space and sink.
A minimalist kitchen with a single sink located in the massive white island. To the right are floor-to-ceiling pocket doors leading out onto the terrace with a great view.
An incredibly spacious kitchen featuring hardwood flooring, granite countertops, and a small kitchen island with built-in cookbook storage and a small secondary sink closer to the stove.
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A black and white kitchen with glass shelving, pendant lights, and an elegant coffered ceiling.
A brilliantly white kitchen with modern barstools and a luxurious sink set into the marble kitchen island.
A lovely country kitchen featuring an L-shaped kitchen island that transitions into bench seating for the attached dining area. The island also includes a large farmhouse sink. This is an amazing example of a luxurious island with full dining capability.
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An elegant white and wood kitchen with a stone backsplash and glass-faced cabinets on either side of the main set of cabinets. The eat-in island also includes a large farmhouse sink.
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A unique kitchen design with a glass subway tile covered island with a spacious eating area in addition to a deep sink with modern fixtures.
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