Maybe there was a day when the kitchen island wasn’t an important part of kitchen design… But we doubt it! It doesn’t matter what kind of kitchen you’re talking about, people want islands, and they especially want completely custom and luxurious ones.
Now, you may just think of a kitchen island as extra counter space, but you should give the island more credit. With a properly design, conceived and executed custom kitchen island, you can get a lot more mileage out of your kitchen than you might expect. For example, if you’re a person that likes to drink a lot of fine wines, then why not include an attractive (and convenient) wine rack in your custom kitchen island? In fact, why keep your appliances only underneath the wall counters? Why not put them in a custom kitchen island?
Really, we’ve only touched the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to the possibilities for custom kitchen islands! So, if you’re thinking about installing one in your kitchen, or if you’re designing a kitchen for an entirely new home, sit up and take notice! You’re going to be impressed and inspired by the custom kitchen islands that follow!
1. Home On The Range
While many will prefer to have their range on their regular countertops, there’s something to be said for putting it on your custom island.
2. Two Counters
This massive green kitchen island features two countertops of different heights, one made of wood and the other of granite.
The two-tiered design of this custom kitchen island allows people to belly up to the bar while the chef is at work.
4. Drinkers Beware
If you love adult beverages, you may never get away from this amazing kitchen island, which features a wine chiller and liquor cabinets.
5. Baker’s Dream
If you’ve got an amateur baker in the home, you’ll appreciate having access to all of these bread drawers!
6. Small Sink
Adding a small sink to your custom kitchen island can be a real convenience that helps you stay clean while cooking.
With a prep counter making a U shape around a higher counter space for guests, this kitchen island design gets things right.
By extending your countertop over the edges of the island, you add space for seating and additional space for prep.
9. Bold Counter
Making a bold choice with your custom kitchen island’s countertop can really alter the vibe of the space.
Although it won’t appeal to every sensibility, you have to appreciate the creativity of the stonework in this custom kitchen island.
11. Bold Color
In addition to making a bold choice with your custom island’s countertop, you can also make a bold choice with its cabinet colors.
In a brighter kitchen, you may wish to have a darker custom island, as it will help to bring balance to the space.
The expansive size of this dark custom kitchen island is perfect for this larger space.
14. Big Guy, Little Guy
This exceptionally luxurious kitchen features two islands – one larger one in the foreground, and a small one in the sink in the background.
Depending upon your needs, a thin kitchen island might be all that you need in terms of extra counter space.
The wood countertop along with the red leather stools help to draw attention to this stunning custom kitchen island.
17. Complementary Styles
Your custom kitchen island can adopt a different style than the rest of your kitchen; just make sure that the two are complementary.
Have you ever thought about adding a breakfast nook to your kitchen island? You might after seeing this example.
The irregular shape of this custom kitchen island is a perfect match for the shape of the kitchen overall.
Incorporating shelves into your custom kitchen island makes it perfect for cookbooks or for décor items.
21. What You Need
This custom kitchen island includes a number of things, from shelves and a wine chiller to a full range.
With a particularly bold custom kitchen island, you may wish to tie it together with another element in the kitchen.
23. Classic Look
For a classic white kitchen, a color choice like this (along the wainscoting) can work exceptionally well for the island.
If your custom kitchen island is designed for seating, you’ll want to make sure you pick attractive stools.
In a large, open-concept living space, an L-shaped custom kitchen island can be just the thing you need!
26. Wood Working
The ornate paneling on this green custom kitchen island is perfect against the brick background.
27. Double Island
With two kitchen islands, you can vary the look – just be sure to go with the same countertop choice.
Playing with the edges of your custom kitchen island’s countertop can do wonders for the space’s overall aesthetic.
If you’re a person that loves rustic style, then you’ll love what’s been done with this stunning and beautiful custom kitchen island.
30. Main Event
With a hood overhead and that stunning granite countertop, this custom island is the main event in the kitchen.
31. Total Package
When you find ways of tying your custom kitchen island to other design elements of the room, the results are always stunning.
32. Counter to Cabinets
If using a different countertop choice for your kitchen island, consider keeping the color the same (or similar) to the kitchen cabinets.
33. Get Together
This unique kitchen island creates a unique place for people to gather in this open-concept living space.
34. White To Walls
This beautiful white custom kitchen island works beautifully with the white, high walls of the space.
The red and wood of this ornate kitchen island is truly beautiful and it would work amazingly in virtually any home.
36. Do So Much
Not only is this beautiful custom kitchen island a wonderful place to sit, it incorporates a number of elements that do so much!
The offset placement of this custom kitchen island allows for a premium of floor space in this beautiful kitchen.
With room for five stools, there’s plenty of room to sit at this beautiful custom kitchen island.
39. Curving Out
Arching out into the space, this kitchen island presents a seating area that’s perfect for conversation.
40. Nice Counter!
A beautiful wood island countertop like this can do wonders for a kitchen featuring classic design and style.
41. Tone Shift
The slight change in paint tone from antiqued white to the slightest blue is a wondrous choice for this kitchen island.
42. Big Cabinet
The big cabinet at the front of this custom kitchen island is both functional and attractive.
43. Modern Flair
If you’re the kind of person that loves contemporary style and design, then you’ll appreciate the clean look of this custom kitchen island.
44. Full Rustic
The beautiful, deep stain on the wood plus the ornate woodwork makes this kitchen island a thing of beauty!
The way this custom contemporary kitchen island has been laid out makes it business in front, party in the back.
Whatever you decided to do with your custom kitchen island, it will be important to match your furniture to its look.
47. Another Table
If you didn’t enjoy the last kitchen island that featured a table, perhaps you’ll appreciate the layout of this one.
You have to appreciate the way in which the hanging lights complement the look of this custom kitchen island.
49. Stand Out
Even with a more modest kitchen, you can use an ornate custom kitchen island to completely transform the look into something luxurious.
50. Simple Look
The simple look of this custom kitchen island is elevated to luxury thanks to that wonderful countertop.
The metal holding up the countertop on this black kitchen island with wood countertop is a deft design touch.
52. Finish The Vibe
With unique stools and untreated wood, this beautiful custom kitchen island completes the rustic look of the space.
53. Beige To Beige
Here’s an example of a custom luxury kitchen island that ties its counter color to the cabinet color of the room surrounding.
Creating two distinct work areas within this amazing kitchen, the island does a lot to contribute functionality to the space.
To create a unique look for your kitchen, you can have the island contribute a third color to the space.
56. New Shapes
This beautiful custom kitchen island perfectly demonstrates that you don’t have to stick to a boring old rectangle when it comes to shape.
57. Bar Table
Adding a bar table to the construction of this custom kitchen island was a unique and rewarding choice.
58. With The Hood
You’ll see this design choice often. It’s one where the color of the custom kitchen island is tied to the color of the range’s hood.
Extending out from the range and with hanging lights above it, this custom kitchen island defines the space.
60. Two Tones
With a stretch of granite countertop in the middle, this custom island is planked by full wooden ends.
61. Another Table
Here’s another example of a beautiful custom island that incorporates a kitchen table into the design.
62. Cabin Living
The wood choice for this rustic custom kitchen island is bold and completes the cabin-living vibe of the space.
63. Keep It Clean
The modern design of this custom kitchen island is sure to be appreciate by those who privilege clean aesthetics.
Check out how the end of this custom kitchen island doubles as a place to watch television within the open-concept space.
Notice how the glass-front wine chiller adds an interesting sense of dimension to this custom luxury kitchen island.
66. Unique Look
The stone front of this custom kitchen island creates a unique look for the space, almost bringing the outside to the inside.
67. Two-Tier Interest
This kitchen island adopts the two-tier style, but it does it differently than most. A layout like this is perfect for a smaller kitchen.
68. Towel Rod
Normally, you keep the towel rods in the bathroom, but wouldn’t one be convenient on your custom luxury kitchen island?
69. Solid Concrete
In a contemporary living space, perhaps you might want to try a solid concrete kitchen island like this?
70. Shape to Shape
Not how the shape of the light fixtures has been tied to the shape of the custom island in this Craftsman-style kitchen.
71. Table or Island
When you need it to be, this island is extra workspace. When you don’t, it’s a kitchen table. Amazing!
72. Total Aesthetic
If you’re adding a custom island to your kitchen, know that it will define the look of the entire space in almost every case! Check out how the countertop here completely transforms this kitchen.