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Kitchen with with Island Design Ideas

Bec
Bec
Merit Homes
This is an example of a contemporary open plan kitchen in Sydney with a single-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, beige cabinets, metallic splashback, mirror splashback, black appliances, with island, beige floor and beige benchtop.
Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary Kitchen
Inspiration for a contemporary galley kitchen in Newcastle - Maitland with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, window splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Kitchen Photography
Kitchen Photography
Daniela Fulford Photography
Photographed for Tux Lux
Contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Port Hacking Kitchen
Port Hacking Kitchen
Live by the Sea Photography
Live by the Sea Photography
Photo of a contemporary u-shaped kitchen in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Kitchen Area
Kitchen Area
Stratti Building Group
The kitchen of our Leichhardt Project incorporates intricate and beautiful materials that compliments the organic and lively feel of the entire space, hand form tiles with intentional lipping were used to compliment the style and feel of the home. Great attention to detail is evident throughout the finishes of our Leichhardt Project
Mount Eliza 1
Mount Eliza 1
Waterson Builders & Design
Emily Bartlett
Design ideas for a contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, black splashback, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Winthrop Custom Built II
Winthrop Custom Built II
Putragraphy
Photo of a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Perth with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, blue splashback, glass sheet splashback, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Mosman
Mosman
Northern Beaches Kitchens and Bathrooms
Mid-sized contemporary l-shaped open plan kitchen in Sydney with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, quartz benchtops, metallic splashback, mirror splashback, light hardwood floors, with island, white benchtop, black appliances and beige floor.
Iluka
Iluka
The Little Brick Studio
Photo of a contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, window splashback, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Bondi Kitchen
Bondi Kitchen
AW Interior Design
The idea behind this kitchen was to have an ultra-modern chefs kitchen with a touch of classic elegance. I wanted the space to feel open, airy and inviting. Somewhere to roll out that pasta dough, bake cookies and host fabulous cocktails with friends. The first thing I was inspired by was this magnificent stone. The veins in it were phenomenal and I had to have it. The counters and waterfall kitchen island are all extra chunky which adds to the luxury of the space. To create a bit of intimacy and extra light I added these industrial polished chrome pendants which really complete the space. We also used top of the line @mieleaustralia appliances. My favourite item besides the stone is the tapware which is a super modern square mixer which is just so chic.
Kitchen
Kitchen
Glenco Building Group
Contemporary u-shaped open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, grey splashback, stone tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island and grey benchtop.
Mixed Use House
Mixed Use House
Matt Gibson Architecture + Design
Shannon McGrath
Photo of a contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
White Gum House
White Gum House
Lydia Maskiell Interiors
Anjie Blair Photography
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Hobart with an undermount sink, black cabinets, solid surface benchtops, black splashback, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, concrete floors, with island, grey floor, white benchtop and flat-panel cabinets.
Woolshed
Woolshed
Alatalo Bros
sleek and simple beauty by Flair Cabinets
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Other with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, black appliances, laminate floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Claremont Residence
Claremont Residence
Retreat Design
Inspiration for a modern l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Perth with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, window splashback, with island, grey floor and black benchtop.
Modern Hampton, Camberwell
Modern Hampton, Camberwell
Mayfair Living
Design ideas for a large contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with with island.
Urban Kitchen Conversion
Urban Kitchen Conversion
schemes & spaces
The existing kitchen was dated and did not offer sufficient and functional storage for a young family. The colours and finishes specified created the contemporary / industrial feel the client was looking for and the earthy/ natural touches such as the timber shelves provide contrast and mirror the warmth of the flooring. Painting the back wall the same colour as the splash back and cabinetry, create a functional kitchen with a ‘wow’ factor.
Westgarth Cottage
Westgarth Cottage
Heartly
Design ideas for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, grey splashback, panelled appliances, with island, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Henderson - Renovation
Henderson - Renovation
Big House Little House
Photo of a contemporary galley kitchen in Brisbane with black cabinets, window splashback, ceramic floors, with island, grey floor, white benchtop, a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
New Dwelling Surf Coast
New Dwelling Surf Coast
Baker Drofenik Architects Pty Ltd
New contemporary kitchen with porthole
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary single-wall open plan kitchen in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, solid surface benchtops, green splashback, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island and grey 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 839,721 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Waterson Builders & Design and Live by the Sea Photography. 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.