Some folks call the couch the heart of the home. But as anyone who’s ever cooked dinner whilst simultaneously meal prepping and helping the kids with homework can attest...it’s most definitely the kitchen island. Doesn’t this hardworking hub deserve to be fab as well as functional? We polled a few of our favorite designers for their most innovative ideas.
10 Bonkers-Gorgeous Kitchen Island Ideas You Haven’t Seen Before
Splurge On A Waterfall Countertop
It doesn’t get sleeker than a waterfall edge—aka an island where the countertop extends vertically down the sides. This kitchen by Studio Gild takes things one step further by tying in the backsplash as well (psst: Quartzite, above, is a particularly waterfall-friendly material.)
Opt For Table-height
In this imaginative Christie Leu kitchen, an L-shaped island cum room divider with a dining-height profile makes the space feel even larger. And is that a second sink we see? With a setup this ideal, we might have to take up ikebana.