KITCHEN ISLAND IDEAS


No matter the style or size, every kitchen is made better by an island. Here are a few kitchen island ideas whether you’re on a budget or looking for luxury.
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WATERFALL ISLAND

If you have beautiful countertops that you just can’t get enough of, consider a waterfall kitchen island. The same material that’s on your countertops spills over the edge and extends all the way to the floor giving your kitchen some vertical surface interest. 
 
The waterfall kitchen island works best with natural stone slab or quartz slab. Stone is a one-of-a kind element in your design and you should show it off with an eye-catching waterfall.
 
 
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MARBLE ISLAND

Even if marble isn’t practical for all kitchen surfaces, putting marble on the kitchen island is a great way to incorporate a beautiful stone into your design. Marble’s white and gray colors blend well with many different styles and colors. It doesn’t ever look out of place.
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CENTER OF ATTENTION

One of our favorite kitchen island ideas is to make the island the center of the design. The island can easily become the feature of the space so opt to do something different that will stand out, like a different color on the cupboards, a dramatic countertop, or a distinguishing tile on the face of the island.


Paint the Island

If you need some kitchen island ideas on a budget, painting the island is a quick and inexpensive pick-me-up that instantly customizes your space and breathes life into your design. A different color on the island from the cabinets, even if it’s an understated neutral, makes a big difference. Or you can make the island the visual center of your design with a pop of color.
 
As an alternative to paint, tile on the face of the island offers you many other options like geometric patterns, subway tile, interesting shapes, or even encaustic-look elegance.

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RE-COVER AN OLD TABLE

Find an old dining table or bar-height table and put a new stone slab top on it for a budget-friendly way to introduce an island into your kitchen. This option can also be a temporary addition so it’s perfect for renters who want to dress up the kitchen a bit without making permanent changes.

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VERSATILE FUNCTIONALITY

Before you decide that a kitchen island isn’t in your budget, consider the value you add to your kitchen in functionality. An island adds more prep space to your kitchen. It could be a place to put in a sink or cooktop. It’s an opportunity to bring in a lot more storage space. An island is often worth the investment.


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