101 Custom Kitchen Designs With Islands

A very small kitchen with a bold red glass tile backsplash and three mismatched barstools. The island has a granite countertop that extends to the beautiful pine floor.

A country kitchen with a pale green and polished wood island and an iron baker's rack that's been painted a bright green.


An elegant eat-in kitchen of modest size, featuring a large granite island with a white base. The rest of the cabinets in the kitchen are a light natural wood. Mounted on the wall behind the stove is a long faucet that's perfect for filling up heavy stockpots that don't fit well in the sink.


A casual, charming contemporary small kitchen with a walk-in pantry off to the side. The dark stained cabinetry complements the subway tile backsplash and wall accents like the enormous key. The kitchen is open to the dining room, which features a large glass-top table


A small kitchen where the majority of the countertop space is centered on the two-tier island. The higher tier is used as a long eat-in bar with room for four. Visible from the side is the built-in wine rack.


Lengthy pendant lights hang in a trio above the curved, polished wooden island with black iron accents. A gorgeous skylight above the sink area lets in natural light to brighten the small kitchen.


A small but chic loft kitchen with pre-fabricated cabinets and island from IKEA and a lovely tile backsplash. The money saved on the cabinetry allowed for high-end appliances in stainless steel.


A small kitchen situated against a half-wall in the center of the open-concept living area of an attic living space. The slanted roof makes it difficult to place the kitchen anywhere but in the center of the room. The kitchen itself has glossy black formica countertops and frosted-glass faced wall cabinets.


A view the above kitchen from another angle, showing the slanted roof and the dining set in the background.


A small kitchen with a beautiful multi-colored backsplash and natural wood cabinetry. The island is host to a dual-basin sink in stainless steel.