12 Beautiful Inspirational Kitchen Island Layouts

Kitchen islands are one of the smartest things you can add to a kitchen these days. In fact, in many places, dining rooms are disappearing in favor of barstools under an island. They save space and give extra room for prepping. 

There are plenty of kitchen layouts and blueprints, but today, we’re going to talk about some of the most amazing kitchen island layouts

12 Beautiful Modern Kitchen Island Layouts

Gorgeous Black Granite And Wood Kitchen Island Layout

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This feature kitchen island layout is absolutely stunning. Notice the sleekness of the design paired with the textures of the granite and wood grains. The two offset each other while coming together as one eccentric design. 

Anyone can bring two designs together, just pick two that make you happy and work with them. If you can afford a designer to help you out then do so. If not, do your own research and the results are sure to be fantastic. 

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The unique hanging lights accentuate the other features with their transparency. Clear light covers and lampshades make your room appear larger, much like glass and mirrors do.

Notice how these bulbs are going up and down. This adds to the eccentric look of the lights and subconsciously complements the array of textures in the kitchen. 

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Sunken sinks are all you’ll see in kitchens right now. Stainless steel ones are most popular as they are easy to clean and scratch resistant. Not to mention stainless steel appliances look amazing in any kitchen.

These granite countertops look amazing but remember that you can get laminate countertops if you can’t afford granite. They come in the same patterns, granite is just higher-end than laminate. 

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Adding your stovetop to your kitchen island layout is ideal. It takes up less room, giving you more counter space. Most kitchens like these have a separate built-in oven. This is another way to save space. 

With extra space, you have more room to decorate with things like live plants. These milk jar cups are as unique as can be and add a country flair to the already modern kitchen. 

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These vintage cabinet doors have been brought to the 21st century by removing the knobs and handles. Their texture is balanced by the sleekness of the absence of hardware. You’d be surprised at how inexpensive cabinets like these are.

If you look above, you’ll see the standard black cabinets which aren’t accentuated in this kitchen. They are used as a background so your eye is drawn to the more unique wood grain cabinet doors. 

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Simply black barstools finish out this amazing kitchen. Adding wooden barstools may have overwhelmed this kitchen, but the designer went with black to balance it out. This ties the black granite into the design. 

All-around, this kitchen island layout is unique, bringing modern, country, and eclectic designs together to create a masterpiece. 

Pale Green And White Marble Kitchen Island Layout

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If the dark look of the black granite doesn’t impress you, this pale green and white kitchen island layout surely will. On this side of the kitchen, you can see a breakfast nook. The trend of a nook like this is catching on quickly. 

While most people put nooks in their living room to read on, pitting them in the kitchen is also a great way to go. You can use them at breakfast, snack time, or when you’re left eating alone.

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Likely the most impressive part of this beautiful kitchen is the marble backsplash. While most kitchens stop at their countertops, this kitchen brings that marble all the way up the wall.

This leads the eye to the gorgeous stainless steel kitchen hood that is the perfect mix of industrial and contemporary. On either side, we have a balance of solid and glass cabinet doors. A sneak peek, without being overly invasive.

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Mason jars are a great way to bring a farmhouse vibe to your kitchen. Pair it with modern designs as well as a wooden pantry and you have yourself a perfect melding of interior design styles.

What makes a design so special isn’t how standard it is, it’s how unique it is. If you can put little pieces of yourself into your kitchen layout, then who cares if you break a few rules along the way?

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Turn around and you’ll notice the green accents start to disappear. That is the 80/20 rule coming into play. This works for brighter colors and warm to cool colors alike. In this case, we have a mix of neutrals with 20% going towards the pale green. 

The balance is perfect in every way. Even the kitchen island sets in the middle of the kitchen, peeking through to the dining room on one side. This allows a conversation between the cook and his guests. 

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The hanging rack above this island is inspiring. It is hung from the top so it doesn’t take up any more room than it has to. It also contains gold accents which contrast the stainless steel appliances quite well. Something that is difficult to do.

If you can get by with something like balancing different metals in one room, then do it. It’s a great way to show off your strengths when it comes to interior designing. Everyone has them, no matter how inexperienced! 

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In this case, the butcher block was set on top of these cabinets and the white marble was built around it. Custom cut countertops are the only way to go if you want your kitchen island layout to look its best.

A butcher block is a perfect way to put a country spin on any kitchen. They aren’t always affordable, but with a little shopping, you can find your perfect fit. 

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The way that this countertop wraps around the top and drapes over the end of this counter and cabinet is stunning. It’s called a waterfall countertop. Not many granite specialists can pull this move off but this one is done exceptionally well. 

Waterfall countertops are just one of the many ways you can make your kitchen unique. All you need to get started is a little more inspiration. 

Japanese Kitchen Island Layout

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This layout was inspired by a Japanese kitchen. The bamboo cabinets and low to the ground wooden stools display the integrity of Japanese culture. We see straight lines without many details to clutter this kitchen up.

Natural And Modern Come Together

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Most modern designs tend to look fabricated and manmade. All you need to do to balance out a kitchen like that is add natural accents like stone and natural-cut wood. This kitchen adds the most amazing antique pot as well. 

Victorian Kitchen Island Layout

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People in love with historical cultures and a shabby chic design love a victorian kitchen island layout. It’s not easy to pull a look like this off on a budget but if you can afford it, you will not regret it. Start with something easy like dishes or chairs. 

U-Shaped Kitchen Island Layout

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This kitchen island layout is for those with a limited amount of space available. The countertops merge with the kitchen island to create a u-shaped counter and complete the kitchen. The waterfall countertop brings everything together. 

Crystal-Accented Kitchen Island Layout

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Without these crystal lights, this kitchen is beautiful. But with then, this kitchen island layout stands apart from the rest. This is a reminder that all it takes is one key accent to bring your kithcen to the next level.

Rounded Corners And Wine Lovers’ Kitchen Island Layout

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Everyone wine lover wants a wine rack in their kitchen. But this wine rack and glass cabinet door look is above and beyond the best wine lovers’ layout. To top it all off, the kitchen island extends into a sleek leaf-like table. 

Clear Cabinets Kitchen Island Layout

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Although this office-inspired kitchen island layout is fantastic, what really stands out is the clear cabinets. If you have dishes you want to display, there’s no better way. Just look at how perfect they look above the pullout island!

Detachable Table Kitchen Island Layout

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Here we have a kitchen that puts that detachable table to good use. There are designs that allow the table to slide out and others that allow the table to fold up and slide into the pantry when not in use.

Farmhouse Kitchen Island Layout

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Now, this kitchen would make Joanna Gaines proud. The pale green-colored cabinets with white as an offset color are perfect. Add a pantry with a built-in oven and copper as the chosen metallic! That’s a kitchen anyone would love. 

The 22nd Century Kitchen Island Layout 

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This kitchen does more than bring things into the 21st century, it brings things into the 22nd century. The sleek black design, mountainous wall decor, and slide-in table all come together to create a futuristic design to impress people of all ages.