Kitchen Island Inspiration for Small Spaces

kitchen island inspiration for small spaces
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Our kitchen has a decent-sized open space that I would love to make more useful with a kitchen island. Something basic to add extra counter space and with an open shelf to hold recycling containers. Nothing too bulky or complicated. These photos prove kitchen islands work well in small spaces too.

Small Space Kitchen Islands

small space kitchen island ideas
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Table as Island

A small counter-height table in the middle of the kitchen would be a handy way to add seating and expand easy-access counter space. I'd take this whole kitchen as-is.

kitchen islands for small spaces
{butcher block kitchen island}

Butcher Block Island

This rugged butcher block island is a perfect addition to an otherwise refined kitchen. A good minimalist staple.

kitchen island ideas for small spaces
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Island as Decoration

A towel bar with a set of cute hand towels and a few potted flowers when not in use makes this kitchen island a pretty addition when not in use.

small-space kitchen island inspiration
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Fun Way to Add Color

A painted kitchen island is a potentially fun, easy and cheap way to add color to an otherwise neutral kitchen.

Update: See our perfectly small and functional island >> here.


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