3 Kinds of Kitchen Islands

Laura Hernandez

Laura Hernandez

September 19, 2019

Choosing a kitchen layout can be a very difficult thing, there are many shapes and sizes to each cabinet and kitchen! There are also so many options when it comes to the shape and size you can have for your kitchen island. Working with an interior designer can help you make sure that you choose the best island suited for you and your needs for your space. During your design process you can find the best way to configure your kitchen and install the best type of kitchen island for you!


Freestanding Islands are islands that are not attached to the floor in your kitchen. They have a few useful features, even though they are less commonly seen. Besides the fact that they’re a bit smaller than a normal island, they can also be much more convenient for smaller spaces, or for general utility and storage. They range from 1/2 feet x 4-6/7 feet. Some of them are more mobile than others, but for a small kitchen with only a little countertop workspace or only a few cabinets, it provides the perfect solution.


This is the island you are used to seeing in most kitchens. It ranges in size from 24 - 48" deep and 36"-x wide. These are a great addition and can look a million different ways. Typically they would include one side with cabinets for storage. They can include a number of fun features like bookshelves or craft storage! Working with and interior or kitchen designer can make sure that you get the best features and use your space wisely.

End Table Island

This type of island gives you the option to have a table on the end! It is a great method for smaller spaces where you might not have room for a kitchen table. You can add anywhere from 2 - 6 seats depending on the size of your kitchen! You can also change the materials from the island to the table by using something like butcher block or granite as a transition material.

Cooktop/Sink & Seating

The final kind is the most useful and is what you’ll typically find in newer homes. These islands integrate appliances and storage into them while giving others a place to sit too! The sink and dishwasher combo are one of the most popular that you’ll find. Having an island with a cooktop in the middle, or the in cabinet microwave is another very common trend. These kinds of islands can be any shape and size that your kitchen can accommodate.

No matter what type of kitchen you have, there is an island that can work for you! There are so many different ways to configure and design your space. We work with some of the industry's top interior designers to make sure that you get your kitchen designed properly so it is functional and useful for you! Remodelling your kitchen also adds significantly to the value of your home, read about our other article "https://www.bambooapp.com/get-the-best-roi-on-your-next-remodel/ (Get the Best ROI on Your Next Remodel)" so you can increase the value of your home. Call us to schedule a free consultation and get started on making the kitchen of your dreams, and with the RIGHT island!

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