Your Own Private Island: Kitchen Island Design for Your Whole Home Remodel or New Home

A kitchen island can make a strong visual impression and is often the central focal point in a kitchen design for your whole home remodel or new home. Some families like to eat at the island for casual meals. Others want plenty of storage and function for cooking and entertaining. Successful design starts with understanding functionality and space planning. Working with a team of professional designers who are experts in the many options available and understand how to customize design to best express your personal style, you can arrive at the ideal kitchen design. Here are some considerations:

Choose a Bold Scale
An unexpected scale is a design decision that brings visual interest to the room. The island shown here is 14’ long in a kitchen that also explores pronounced scale in the tiles and hood. A large island is a great choice for people who love to entertain or who often share a kitchen when cooking or baking together.

Make a Design Statement with Shape
Starting with a shape other than the traditional rectangle is an interesting way to bring individual style to your space. The unusual shape of the island in this minimalist kitchen was custom designed to accommodate frequent entertaining when the clients pull out a long table and extend it from the island into the dining room for more seating.

Explore Color
Color can be a joyful way to express your personality at home. The extra large blue island in this inviting traditional kitchen is ideal for entertaining friends invited over for afternoon tea, a favorite activity for the Scotland-born mother. Four comfortable and elegant chairs now face a wall of windows embracing beautiful natural surroundings. Serendipitously, the blue used throughout the kitchen is almost identical to Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year – “Classic Blue.”

An island functions as a memorable gathering place and as a central focal point. Our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals will guide you toward inspiring scale, shape, and color for the unique style of your whole home remodel or new home.