Lately, a great deal of kitchen islands are starting to look an awful lot such as kitchen tables. Sure, furniture-style legs and other details have been around for ages in kitchen island design, yet this trend is taking the dining table thought bit farther, with more and more wood tops, little or no storage beneath, and seating on at least two sides. Whenever these islands do have storage, it’s high enough off the floor so that you may see . These islands feel and look like tables, except for practical purposes, they’re still a 36″ counter-height island.

Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

This island looks like a desk that’s had its legs stretched 6″. This table-like island has no shelving or storage below but is mixed with counter-height, backless stools and 2 pendants overhead.

Tip: Standard table height is 30″-32″, standard counter height is 36″. Bar height is 39″-42″.

This table-style island’s marble countertop makes it increasingly island-like (it would read very differently with a timber top), and the counter stools have backs, making them seem somewhat more like chairs. Three pendants overhead is more likely to be seen over an island than a kitchen table. It is the seating on each side of the island and the lack of closed cabinet storage that really makes a island look like a table.

Tip: For much more of a dining-room texture, opt for a chandelier rather than pendants.

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

This hybrid island has counter stool seating on both sides but a open shelf cabinet at the same end. This allows the cook to work with a bit of counterspace without having to maneuver the stools.

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

Here’s another hybrid — part island with foundation chairs and storage on one side only. This arrangement allows for the main sink to be in the island too. This island is a work horse, tackling prep, dining and cleaning in 1 area.

When you have a bigger kitchen, you may always opt for the very best of both worlds: a complete island with base cabinet storage plus also a table-like island attached (or just pushed up along side) at the end. I can not tell if this table has seating on either side, but it surely could.

SK Designers – Shimrit Kaufman

In a more contemporary style kitchen, transitioning the island into a dining table with seating on either side can be a seamless affair. In this case, using the same countertop material and creating a waterfall edge as the end of the dining table.

Zuniga Interiors

This island has vertical seating on either side instead of being over from one another. Not as table-like since some of those above, but a good solution if you don’t desire chairs in your prep area. The additional details of the furniture style legs make this island appear more table-like.

John Maniscalco Architecture

This terrific square island, complete with butcherblock countertop, doubles as a kitchen dining table with seating for 2.

Mal Corboy Design

In case you have a unique space, an”L” shaped island can occasionally feel like a huge obstacle. But if you make part of the”L” a desk by keeping it available underneath, you will get to have your cake and eat it as well.

Austin Patterson Disston Architects

If you do not have the room for seating on either side, but still want a table-style island, obtaining the cabinets off the floor is essential.

Having room beneath so that you can see the floor below the island gets all the difference.

Venegas and Company

Having the ability to view under and beyond the island generates an airy feeling in a kitchen and provides the island much more table-like feel. Just because you do not have an overhang on either side doesn’t mean that you can not pull a few counter stools to another side. You might have to sit down at an angle, but it’s doable in a pinch.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

Freestanding stainless steel work tables are great solutions to have a table and island in a single. Because there’s no storage beneath, your knees have a place to go when you pull up a stool. This work table could fit four stools if desired, and surely made the idea of a kitchen table unnecessary in this kitchen.

Elad Gonen

A Houzz reader just asked a question about whether to perform a table or island along with this terrific photograph, so I needed to include it. Because the timber is just like the cabinetry — even though this is actually table elevation — it looks like an island.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

The stools at this island dwell on three sides the majority of the time, however when friends are over for supper, 2 have been pulled on the outside side to create more of conventional dining table set-up.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

Help me decide what to do in my kitchen! I have been on the lookout for examples of the table-style island lately. We had a fire in our house this past year, and we are now in the process of fixing. It is a small city coachhouse and therefore has limited space, so we were initially considering placing our dining table in the kitchen rather than a island. But today we are considering a table-style island to provide us a bit more workspace at counter height. I am reluctant to give up a table, but I am being swayed. A island with seating all around could be the solution. What would you do?

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