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Kitchen with with Island Design Ideas

Ecclestone Kitchen
Ecclestone Kitchen
Lydia Maskiell Interiors
This is an example of a large contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Hobart with a farmhouse sink, white cabinets, granite benchtops, cement tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, white benchtop, flat-panel cabinets, green splashback and brown floor.
Simple, Elegant Kitchen
Simple, Elegant Kitchen
An Interior Thing
Inspiration for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, black appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Blue Preston
Blue Preston
Kitchen Centre
This is an example of a country galley kitchen in Hobart with a drop-in sink, blue cabinets, wood benchtops, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and brown benchtop.
Branksome
Branksome
Weststyle
Expansive contemporary galley kitchen in Perth with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, tile benchtops, concrete floors, with island, grey floor, grey cabinets, stainless steel appliances, white benchtop and exposed beam.
Stanhope House
Stanhope House
AD DESIGN DEVELOP
Julian Gries
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with black cabinets, quartz benchtops, light hardwood floors, with island, grey benchtop, an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets and beige floor.
Subiaco (DBSJ18)
Subiaco (DBSJ18)
Kitchen Capital
Notice the two colour benchtops; Caesarstone Statuario Maximus on the island and Raven against the walls. More info on main page.
This is an example of a transitional l-shaped kitchen in Perth with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, subway tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, a double-bowl sink, medium hardwood floors, brown floor and black benchtop.
The Park House
The Park House
Element Property Group
Peter Taylor
Large contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, light wood cabinets, limestone benchtops, black appliances, marble floors, with island, white floor, grey benchtop and flat-panel cabinets.
Bifold Doors Open Up Entertaining Area
Bifold Doors Open Up Entertaining Area
Helen Baumann Design
Live by the Sea Photography
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional single-wall kitchen in Sydney with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, granite benchtops, grey splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, a single-bowl sink and grey benchtop.
Munro St
Munro St
Sublime Spaces
DMF Images
Design ideas for a large transitional galley open plan kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, quartz benchtops, multi-coloured splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, white benchtop, stone slab splashback and beige floor.
Floreat Residence
Floreat Residence
Moda Interiors
Kitchen designed by Moda Interiors. D Max Photography
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary u-shaped eat-in kitchen in Perth with a double-bowl sink, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor, white benchtop and flat-panel cabinets.
Bronte Renovation
Bronte Renovation
Denby Dowling Interiors
Inspiration for a transitional galley open plan kitchen in Sydney with a double-bowl sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, green splashback, subway tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Glossy White Keperra Kitchen
Glossy White Keperra Kitchen
Kitchens by Kathie
Photo of a contemporary u-shaped kitchen in Brisbane with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
House.2040.HS
House.2040.HS
Robert Parisi Architecture + Design
Contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Sydney with white cabinets, subway tile splashback, with island, grey floor, grey benchtop, flat-panel cabinets and white splashback.
Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, grey splashback, stone slab splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Hamptons West Coast
Hamptons West Coast
Intrim Group Pty Ltd
This home,perched within stones throw from the ocean, is all about layered materials and classic silhouettes to create a relaxed yet elegant interior. The heart of the home, the kitchen, is light, bright and seamlessly blends into the open floor plan. The two lounge areas in the open plan layout are releaxed yet elegant, and have their own distinct feel to create the obvious feel of two spaces. Custom joinery is featured throughout as a beautiful way to bring character and personality to the home, with a neutral palette used right through with pops of black for contrast. The master bedroom was created more like a hotel suite with a quaint sitting area placed in front of the fireplace. A grand 20 metre hallway lined with VJ wall panelling and linen sheers creates a magical walk from the open plan at the front to the guest rooms at the rear. Without a doubt this home is spectacular from any angle. Intrim supplied Intrim SK568 skirting board in 185mm high skirting board and 115mm wide architrave, along with SB01 skirting blocks to finish the look. Construction: Kings Rd Construction | Design: M Interiors | Carpentry: Boss Carpentry WA | Photography: Jody Darcy
Canterbury Kitchen, Butler's Pantry & Laundry
Canterbury Kitchen, Butler's Pantry & Laundry
The Kitchen Design Centre
Designer: Michael Simpson; Photographer: Yvonne Menegol
Design ideas for a mid-sized transitional galley eat-in kitchen in Melbourne with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, green splashback, subway tile splashback, black appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Wheelers Hill Display Home
Wheelers Hill Display Home
Sienna Homes
Contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
McNamara Project
McNamara Project
Blakes Of Sydney
Inspiration for a large country u-shaped open plan kitchen in Sydney with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, ceramic splashback, coloured appliances, with island, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Armadale House
Armadale House
Tom Robertson Architects
Lillie Thompson
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, grey cabinets, marble benchtops, white splashback, marble splashback, light hardwood floors, with island, white benchtop, flat-panel cabinets and beige floor.
Gladesville
Gladesville
Santamaria Design
This is an example of a contemporary galley kitchen with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, window splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.

Are you planning on adding an island to your kitchen design? Browse our picture gallery for inspiration before getting in touch with a professional builder or interior designer. You can even save your favourite photos and use them to brief your designer later!

Kitchen islands are a versatile and useful addition to any kitchen. Even if you have a small space, there’s clever design tricks to make it work. You can use filters to drill down further into more details that fit you, e.g. choose “size” > “compact” to see kitchen islands in small kitchens, or choose “style” > “modern” to see modern kitchen island designs. Or you can combine filters, e.g. choose “layout” > “l-shape” in addition to the compact size, and you’ll see small kitchens with l-shape layouts and kitchen islands!

Of course there’s cases you won’t find filters for, but even in this case we’ve got your inspiration needs covered. We’ve put together special collections for butcher block islands, kitchen islands with attached tables and the best lighting over an island. Even if you’re looking to add a kitchen island extension, there’s curated inspiration for you.

Here’s a few more things you may want to consider for your design:

Is your design practical?

Depending on your kitchen, you want an island that fits and adds value to your space. The fitting is where a professional can help, the value you can really brainstorm in ur gallery. Make your island work for you by adding appliances like a dishwasher or oven. Make your space really open and perfect for entertaining by placing a sink or cooktop on the island - you’ll never have to turn your back to your guests again! Adding seating instantly turns your island into a bar or separate eating area, whether you use bar stools or a sturdier option. The possibilities are endless. Storage is another factor. Whether you add a wine rack or a bookshelf, use your space wisely!

Which kitchen style do you want?

How would you describe the style of your kitchen? Your island needs to fit in. There’s no point in adding a country style island with a farmhouse sink if the rest of your kitchen is industrial. You also have a lot of options here. Stainless steel or a butcher block, moveable or not, you’ll want to pay attention to the surface you choose, the colours and the lighting above.

Have a browse, collect ideas and put together a better brief for your designer. It’s a great process to make your renovation go a lot smoother!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a kitchen with with island renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 852,212 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Lydia Maskiell Interiors and Blakes Of Sydney. Look through kitchen photos in different colours and styles and when you find a kitchen with with island design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful kitchen with with island ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.