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Kitchen Inspiration: 10 Lovely Kitchen Islands

Lets face it, the kitchen is the new living room. It is a great place to gather with your friends and family.  And whether you’re entertaining, preparing food, or helping the kids with homework, you can always use more counter space. These 10 lovely kitchens provide kitchen island inspiration that is beautiful yet practical for teeny-tiny kitchens and big sprawling kitchens alike! And I love how the owners repurposed other furniture to create some of them!

Check out how …after the break!


  • Repurpose a Buffet 1 of 10
    Repurpose a Buffet
    This beautiful antique buffet adds one-of-a-kind appeal! Use a desk, or a dresser, and install a stone countertop to complete the charming look.
    Learn more at BHG
  • Accent with Beaded Board 2 of 10
    Accent with Beaded Board
    The beautiful beaded board adds subtle texture and a warm cottage feel.
    Learn more at BHG
  • Use a Small Butcher Block 3 of 10
    Use a Small Butcher Block
    A butcher block is the perfect island solution for those that dwell in small spaces!
    Learn more at Apartment Therapy
  • Paint! 4 of 10
    Paint!
    Painting is one of the cheapest ways to make a dramatic change. I love the sunny citron vibe that this bright color adds, it completely changes the mood of the room!
    Learn more at BHG
  • Mix Texture 5 of 10
    Mix Texture
    Use an antique wood desk to warm up the sleek austere surfaces of your kitchen.
    Learn more at Martha Stewart
  • Mobile DIY Island 6 of 10
    Mobile DIY Island
    This DIY island is cute, mobile, and adds that extra prep space when you need it!
    Learn more at Fresh Home Ideas
  • Attach Seating 7 of 10
    Attach Seating
    Attaching a comfy bench at the end of the kitchen island makes for a perfect breakfast nook or homework corner.
    Learn more at Flickr
  • Use a Narrow Table 8 of 10
    Use a Narrow Table
    This elegant narrow table adds precious extra counter space and helps define the perimeters of the kitchen.
    Learn more at Houzz
  • Extend the Island 9 of 10
    Extend the Island
    Extending the counter top can be deceptively easy and is a fabulous way to increase prep area!
    Learn more at BHG
  • Use a Small Cart 10 of 10
    Use a Small Cart
    Small inexpensive carts can be pushed to the side if needed and come in a huge array of styles and varieties!
    Learn more at Apartment Therapy

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