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Should You Put a Sink on Your Kitchen Island? We’ve Had Islands With and Without a Sink: This is What I Suggest

Two houses ago we had a spectacular galley kitchen with one long, massive kitchen island with a sink. 3 weeks ago we moved into a new house with a large kitchen island with no sink. I now know firsthand the pros and cons of having a kitchen island with a sink.   My preferred kitchen island …

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The Waterfall Island Gallery (30 Photos!)

Waterfall kitchen island designs hit the scene in late 2010… or at least that’s when they started getting noticed at a larger scale. There are many different styles and designs to get this effect. Below is our extensive photo gallery featuring examples of this kitchen island design. The waterfall countertop is basically the new face …

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11 Types of Small Kitchen Islands & Carts on Wheels

A few years ago, my wife and I were looking for a new place. For months, nothing came up that was worth looking. Then, one day, a beautiful two-story home with a custom wood design was listed. Better yet, it was in our price range. We immediately arranged to look at it. I’ll never forget …

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Wow! 33 Space-Saving Corner Breakfast Nook Furniture Sets

Welcome to our gallery featuring breakfast nook furniture sets. about the featured breakfast nook above. About 5 years ago my wife and I were on a walk in our neighborhood and we noticed a home we thought looked pretty cool was having an open house. I LOVE going to open houses and do so whenever …

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

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 …

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61 Long Kitchen Island Ideas and Examples (Photos)

Welcome to our collection of kitchens with long kitchen islands where we feature long islands of all styles, materials, and colors. What is a long kitchen island? It’s relative, but our selection process required that it have ample room for at least 4 stools (even if it isn’t set up as a breakfast bar). You’ll …

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49 Kitchens with Both an Island and a Peninsula (Photos)

Typically a kitchen has either an island or peninsula. Not many have both. However, as you’ll see below, some kitchens are designed with both features. In order for a kitchen to accommodate both features, it’s above-average in size. Also, unless huge, the island is pretty small. These two features result in a good amount of …

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40 Kitchens with Narrow Islands (Photos)

When putting this collection of kitchens with narrow kitchen islands, we had to be careful not to confuse long with skinny. Long islands can look narrow, but they aren’t. We did our best to ensure every design in our gallery below fits this topic. Scroll down below to see many photo examples. Related: Types of …

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35 Curved Kitchen Island Ideas (Photos)

Most kitchen islands are rectangle, but some kitchen designs look better with a curved island. Whether it be a pie-shaped island or curved surface, they can be a better fit in the kitchen space. The thing with curved islands is they are a custom build (almost always). Below we feature dozens of curved kitchen island …

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50 Kitchen Islands with Drawers (Photos)

Do you prefer cupboards or drawers for storage? I think most people like a mix. Interestingly, not many islands are predominantly drawers. Most are cupboards. Some have a mix of cupboards and drawers. Some are mostly drawers. This gallery showcases kitchen islands that have mostly drawers for storage. I’ll say this for it, I really …

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41 Kitchen Islands with a Wood Surface (Butcher Block Style Islands)

When you think about it, a wood kitchen island surface really is a great idea because it creates one massive cutting board. If you chop a lot, you’ll love all that chopping space. Sadly, we don’t have such an island, but we do have a small butcher block with wood surface. Below you’ll see over …

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90 Different Kitchen Island Ideas and Designs (Photos)

Welcome to our huge kitchen island ideas page where we showcase all kinds of kitchen island styles – big islands, small islands, rectangular, square, curved, dark, light or for working space or a place for small appliances such as coffee makers, microwaves, toasters, etc. Since 75% of today’s kitchens have an island, kitchen island design …

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30 Two-Tier Kitchen Islands (Design Ideas)

Two-tier kitchen islands impart utility, functionality and elegant grace to the kitchen floor while serving as the focal point for sumptuous family dining. Explore at leisure the myriad schemas of kitchen islands that are sure to take your fancy. Related: Minimalist Kitchens | Kitchens with Built-in Tables | Long and Narrow Kitchens | Kitchens with Columns …

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42 Kitchens with Two Islands (Photos)

Welcome to kitchens featuring two islands like the spectacular example above by Stonehouse Bespoke Kitchens. Actually, it’s a few kitchens of the ultra rich. One thing I’ve been surprised about publishing celebrity homes is their kitchens, while usually fabulously designed, aren’t massive like these. The 2+ kitchen phenomenon goes like this. One kitchen island is awesome. …

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Standard Kitchen Island Dimensions with Seating (4 Diagrams)

If you’re putting in a kitchen island, there are quite a few dimensions you need to pay attention to. Those dimensions include height of the island and distance on all sides. You don’t want your kitchen aisles too narrow. To that end, we put together 4 custom kitchen island dimension diagrams that set out proper …

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20 Clever Small Island Ideas for Your Kitchen

Welcome to our gallery featuring a selection of 45 small islands for kitchens. Based on our extensive kitchen design research, we’ve found that these days 75% of kitchens have a island. The thing is, it’s easy to install an island in a big kitchen space, but not always easy in a small kitchen space. That’s …

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10 Top Kitchen Island Pendant Lights

Probably the most popular use of pendant lights these days is for illuminating the kitchen, specifically above the kitchen island. With kitchen islands be so insanely popular in kitchen design (for good reason), kitchen pendant lights have exploded in popularity as well as a fixture in kitchen ceiling lights. What is a kitchen island pendant …

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34 Fantastic Kitchen Islands with Sinks (Photos)

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, …

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25 Spectacular Kitchen Islands with a Stove

Welcome to our gallery featuring 25 images of spectacular kitchen islands with a stove. While we have covered a multicolored galaxy of kitchens here before, we enjoy taking the time to narrow in on particular strains once in a while. Today, our focus is solely on kitchens that are equipped with islands featuring a built-in range. …

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