Kitchen Islands That Wow

Today our kitchen is often the heart of our home, the gathering place where we cook and bake, eat with family and friends, entertain groups large and small, do homework or work from home, and more. And the island is at the center of all of this activity, serving as a focal point and a practical station for prep work, serving, and storage. Whether your home is traditional, modern, transitional, or an eclectic balance, the shape, size, and style of the island is one of the most important considerations in your kitchen design. Here are some of our favorite islands from recent projects for inspiration.  

Waterfall Elegance
For this expansive kitchen in a luxurious retreat, the island was designed with waterfall countertops on all four corners. With layers of lighting, and a neutral palette balancing white and wood cabinetry, the large kitchen feels inviting and warm. The island makes a statement with its oversized scale and understated elegance in a space designed to welcome both family time and grand entertaining.

Coastal Sunset
The vibrant colors of this kitchen in a coastal home were designed to echo the sunset palette of the nearby ocean. Down-lighting under the island countertop brings attention to the intriguing distressed texture of the aqua tile on the island’s base. The appliances in the kitchen were designed to integrate with a clean line on one wall. The kitchen opens to an expansive backyard with a fire pit, extending the family’s living and entertaining space.

Contemporary Artistry
This contemporary kitchen artfully balances light and dark surfaces. Adding warmth and texture, blue limestone under the island brings an earthy texture with a lovely color variation. Soft, flattering lighting with a flowing organic profile illuminates from above. Tucked under one of the waterfall edges, a custom built shelf was created to spotlight treasured cookbooks and pottery.

You can find inspiration for your kitchen island in the scale, color, shape, and materials. Design details are what make the kitchen in your home remodel feel authentic and comfortable. When you work closely with our team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you’ll be guided through an array of selections that speak to your personal style.