5 Kitchen Islands That’ll Make You Love Your Space Again

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It’s important to be aware of home remodeling trends, but the last thing you’d want for your kitchen is a remodel that’s cookie-cutter. If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen soon, you’re probably anxious to know what type of island designs are out there. You know an island will give you ample room for seating guests and occupying children while you’re busy in the kitchen, but it will also give you one of the best opportunities to show your personal style within the kitchen design. If you’re ready for a kitchen design upgrade, then you’ll love these five kitchen island ideas from homes in Los Gatos, Cupertino, and San Jose. 

1 – A Large, Functional Island with Seating

mountain modern kitchen island design

Would you believe this used to be the dining room? Since the homeowner wanted to swap the oddly-shaped kitchen with the dining room that had a much larger footprint, we were able to make room for this sizeable island. This classic island design is ideal for both hosting and everyday use; the island matches the surrounding cabinets, and the quartz countertop provides a conveniently located space for prepping food and a buffet bar. The stool seating is ready to be utilized at any time, but doesn’t interrupt the flow of the kitchen as it’s able to be tucked away when not in use. 

2 – The Hutch & The Matching Island

cape cod kitchen island design idea

This Cape Cod-style kitchen looks warm and welcoming now, but before the remodel, it was dark, cramped, and in need of a tune-up. At 200 square feet, the original kitchen wasn’t giving the homeowners what they needed in function or design. A family-friendly design took over when we demolished the original kitchen, the nearby bathroom, and the wall of the neighboring family room. The kitchen island matches custom cabinetry that was designed to look like a hutch, and durable quartz countertops keep the kitchen looking light and airy. 

3 – A Waterfall Edge Design

waterfall edge kitchen island design in marble look kitchen

A peninsula used to disrupt the flow of this kitchen, but, after these homeowners became empty-nesters, they decided on a functional island that also took cues from their personal style. This waterfall edge island is “multi-height”, which accommodates for both a workspace and a higher section for various kitchen tasks. The marble-look quartz pattern stretches throughout the kitchen. With low-maintenance and zero grout, it’s not only stunning to look at, but easy to clean and maintain. 

4 – Rounded Edge Island Design

rounded edge kitchen island ideas

If you want to create an inviting space with a defined aesthetic, an island can seal the deal. The reflectiveness of the marble-like Cambria quartz keeps this kitchen looking bright, and the design of the kitchen island complements the deep blue shaker style cabinets that surround it. Glass-fronted cabinetry and the rounded edge on the island give the space enhanced visual appeal where before it fell flat. 

5 – Industrial Modern Island

industrial modern kitchen island design ideas

This family rented this Almaden Valley home for years and always dreamed of how they could perfect it as homeowners. When they purchased the home, they knew it meant eliminating the dining room in favor of a more spacious, open concept kitchen. The transformed space included a 9-foot island with both seating and storage; a walk-in pantry with stylish barn doors; and a rustic-chic cocktail bar. The main island is topped off with a bold, black granite countertop – “Antiqued Black Mist” – by DalTile sourced from Paz tile – and fits in with the kitchen’s Industrial Modern theme. 

A kitchen island can complement your existing kitchen, or define the style of a kitchen that’s entirely new. It can provide added utility and storage capacity, and make entertaining and everyday living that much sweeter. Want to talk kitchen island ideas with a member of our team? Fill out the contact form below to get started! 


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