Custom Kitchen Islands That Look Like Furniture

One item we see on nearly everyone’s kitchen wish list is an island. It’s no wonder – a kitchen island can serve as a workspace, storage, a place to eat, and a place to gather. It gives you more room for cooking and projects, and helps the flow of traffic in one of the most popular rooms in a home. While a kitchen island serves many purposes, there is no reason it has to look utilitarian. Why not make this a focal point of your kitchen where practical meets artistic? A custom kitchen island can make your space unique, without sacrificing functionality. Here are some examples of custom kitchen islands that look like furniture. 

Custom Kitchen Islands That Look Like Furniture

rustic kitchen island

Rustic Charm

These days, so many people are searching for ways to add rustic charm to their homes. A kitchen island utilizing reclaimed wood or shiplap is a great way to achieve this look. Stick to warm stains or white paint to really capture that cozy farmhouse feel.

compact kitchen island

Make it Compact

Just because your kitchen is small, doesn’t mean you have to go without an island. A custom island can be designed specifically to maximize your space. Rather than adding a cafe table, consider pulling stools up to a small island. There is more room to gather when standing is an option, and you’ll be grateful for the height when you need the extra prep space.

Multi-level kitchen island

Use Multiple Levels

A kitchen island with multiple levels can help distinguish its many uses. Your island can include separate areas for cooking, eating, and preparation. Multiple levels might work well in a kitchen that is tight on space, or it can simply be a personal choice to give your kitchen texture and design.

kitchen island

Experiment with Shapes

Who says a kitchen island has to be a rectangle or square? In many homes, the layout of the kitchen may actually be best served with a many-sided island to make the most of your space. A good designer working alongside a carpenter can help you realize what shape fits best with your home to create a unique focal point no other home has!

Modern Appeal

When we think modern, we often think streamlined, clean, simple designs and colors. A kitchen island is a great way to hide storage in a minimalist kitchen. While white, black, or grey are often the go-tos for modern design, a bright and bold colored island can also add an artistic punch to this style. Or choose to add unusual stools to give it an eclectic spin.

painted kitchen island

Add Some Color

Color can be a great way to add personality to your kitchen island and help make it an inviting place to gather. A painted wood island serves as a cozy divider between a kitchen and living room by coordinating the color and design of the living room with the function of the kitchen. Hartley Group performs all masking, priming, painting, and finishing on our own site with a climate-controlled proprietary 10-step process to give your cabinets a durable, long-lasting finish. Hartley Group uses only waterborne products which are VOC-compliant for hard, durable finish for interior wood surfaces. Our products apply seamlessly, resist yellowing, are fast drying, and resist fingerprints.

Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Don’t Forget the Details

There are many small ways to change your kitchen island from boring to beautiful. Ornate woodworking on the posts or cabinet doors can really lend an artistic flair to your kitchen. Special hardware or lighting adds character and can be a minor way to make a make a major impact on your design.

When it comes time to design a new kitchen island for your home, there are many ways to make it your own. A skilled carpenter can help you design a custom kitchen islands that looks like furniture, while working with the design of your home. At Hartley Group, we use the best combination of materials, processes, craftsmanship, and passion to give each of our customers exactly what they need for their home. When you’re ready to plan your kitchen remodel, contact us to go over your plans and ideas!