Assembling a planned kitchen with an island is the dream of many people’s consumption, mainly due to the influence of North American cinema and series in the imagination of Brazilians. After all, this style of kitchen is very common in the United States, both for the beauty and the functionality provided by this architectural project.
And if you also want to have this decoration in your home, you need to check this article full of ideas and tips to inspire you to build your planned kitchen with an island of dreams!
Tips for setting up your kitchen with island
First, to assemble your planned kitchen with an island, it is necessary to adapt the project to the size of this room. For this, it is essential to leave a free space around the island so as not to interfere with circulation in the environment. Therefore, the island is generally not recommended for small environments, as the minimum recommended circulation size is 70 cm.
Secondly, it is necessary to think about the visual result provided by the entire environment. In other words, materials and finishes used on the island must be in accordance with the decoration of the rest of the kitchen.
And to get the result you want and still save, it’s important to seek the guidance of an architect or designer to plan your environment. In addition, it is also necessary to make budgets with different suppliers and companies that work with planned kitchens.
Also remember that, when setting up your project, you can install a cooktop, hood, countertop and even a sink on your planned island. Therefore, it is also essential to evaluate the electrical and plumbing installation of your home and, if necessary, budget for the materials and labor required for the installation of all appliances and water points in your kitchen.
Regarding the decoration of your kitchen, in the next topics we cover the details to help you come up with ideas for decorating this room.
Image 1: The kitchen with Small Island is a great option to make this environment beautiful and functional.
Think about the highlight of your kitchen with island
The main differential of this type of kitchen is the presence of the island, which acts as a prominent element, as it is a multifunctional piece of furniture, detached from the rest of the environment. One of the benefits of its installation is that this piece of furniture can have different sizes, as long as it follows a standard height between 90 and 110 cm, following the height generally used on the sink countertop.
In addition, when planning your planned kitchen with an island, it is also important to choose the ideal lighting for that environment, especially to light the island, regardless of the function performed there. In this case, one of the most used luminaires is the suspended pendant, but you can also choose other luminaires, such as chandeliers, ceiling lights and LED spots, which can even be accompanied by the installation of a decorated plaster ceiling.
And to help you choose the ideal island for your kitchen, in the next topics you will find projects with islands of different sizes to inspire you.
Ideal for smaller spaces, the small island can also be used when you don’t want to install appliances or sinks, or when you want to use the open kitchen concept, that is, without partitions with the room. Check out the examples below!
Image 2: You can use a completely white decor to convey the feeling of spaciousness in the room.
Image 3: You can also adopt a metal frame bench as an island.
Image 4: In this environment, the island with a wooden bench also works as a table.
Image 5: But you can also install a stove in this location.
Image 6: Even on the small island it is possible to install a cooktop and a hood.
Image 7: However, it is also possible to install a sink on this island, which can still be decorated with decorated tiles.
Image 8: Another option is to take advantage of the space to install an oven, leaving the countertop free.
Image 9: In this case, the small island has a white finish and also has a cooktop and suspended pendants.
Image 10: But you can also install a modern hood and small table in your kitchen.
If you have a spacious kitchen, you can use a large, feature-filled island like cabinets, sink, and cooktop. This island can still be used as a bench or table, making the decoration even more beautiful. See examples of large island models below:
Image 11: If you have space, you can install a large island with a cooktop, metal tub and several cabinets to organize all your utensils and dinnerware.
Image 12: You can also take advantage of the space to install a table associated with the island.
Image 13: This large, modern island complements the rest of the kitchen’s sober and elegant ambience.
Image 14: But it is also possible to use a neutral and discreet decoration associated with a large island.
Image 15: The presence of this extensive island makes the environment more elegant.
Image 16: Another example of a large island equipped with a cooktop, sink and spacious cabinets.
Image 17: However, if you want a modern decor you can take inspiration from the image below and play with the colors in the composition of the island.
Image 18: Another way to decorate your modern kitchen is to use wood in the decoration, including the composition of the table installed next to the island.
Image 19: But if you are looking for a decor with an industrial and minimalist touch, you can use gray cabinets and steel finishes in your kitchen, including the large island.
Image 20: Unlike the previous examples, this island stands out for the presence of red on the countertop, contrasting with the gray cabinets used in the decoration.
Unlike the kitchen with a large island, which can be applied outdoors, the center island is generally used indoors. This island can be big or small, as long as it is located in the middle of the room. Check out the projects below:
Image 21: In this example, the central island contributes as a colorful element in the environment.
Image 22: In this planned kitchen, the island was used for the installation of a small digital wine cellar.
Image 23: But you can also opt for the simple island, just with cabinets, which also serves as a countertop for preparing meals.
Image 24: On the other hand, in this planned kitchen with an island, a large stove was installed, accompanied by a hood.
Image 25: In this modern environment with gray cabinets, the central island accompanies the decor and also features a cooktop and a hood, in addition to a wooden table with a gray finish.
Image 26: Another case of room decorated with light tones and a central island only with cabinets.
Image 27: You can also use a wooden bench on your central island.
Image 28: Despite having several cabinets, this island still has space for the cooktop and the countertop, which also doubles as a table.
Image 29: In this example, the granite countertop has an extension on which residents can dine.
Image 30: In this kitchen, a wooden countertop was installed as an extension of the central island, which is still equipped with a cooktop.
Kitchen island decorating styles
To plan your kitchen with an island, it is also important to define a style of decoration, which will guide various aspects of your project, such as the color palette, tiles and lighting. That’s why we’ve selected examples of simple and modern kitchens to inspire you.
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The planned kitchen with a simple island is characterized by a light and neutral color palette, as well as a decor without many ornaments or decorative elements. The focus of this environment is the functionality and durability of the materials used. Check out the examples below:
Image 31: This planned kitchen with island was all decorated with white elements, including tiles, in addition to a wooden countertop.
Image 32: Another example of a simple kitchen that uses white cabinets and marble countertops, including on the island.
Image 33: This planned kitchen stands out for the presence of an island with a stainless steel finish.
Image 34: In this environment with simple decoration, the island stands out for not having cabinets, but open shelves.
Image 35: This kitchen has been designed with simple and delicate decor, including potted plants and classically designed cabinets.
Image 36: But you can also use mirrored cabinets in your simple decor.
Image 37: In the decoration of this simple kitchen, white and blue cabinets were used, in addition to a small island with a cooktop and hood.
Image 38: This island kitchen is also decorated using a classic color palette with white and light wood.
Image 39: But you can also use wooden cabinets and granite countertops, even on the small island.
Image 40: In this case, the decoration was composed of wooden cabinets in a darker and more elegant tone.
To create a modern kitchen, you can choose cabinets designed with straight lines or geometric shapes, and even opt for different coatings, with varied textures and colors, which give personality to the decorated environment. See the examples below.
Image 41: In this environment, even the cabinets are lit with LED spots, including the wooden niches.
Image 42: In this modern kitchen, in addition to the black decoration, a wooden structure was also installed on the ceiling, in which LED spots were installed.
Image 43: In addition to the dark cabinets, this environment has a modern chandelier and cabinets illuminated by LED strips.
Image 44: But you can also install a brick wall that contrasts with the dark cabinets.
Image 45: In contrast, this modern environment uses only wood cladding.
Image 46: But you can also use elements with contrasting colors to set up your kitchen, like yellow and black.
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Image 47: Another example of a kitchen decorated with gray cabinets and White Island with sink and cooktop.
Image 48: In this kitchen with a modern island, the island has a stainless steel countertop.
Image 49: This modern decor draws attention due to the presence of the marble-finished island.
Image 50: This modern kitchen stands out for its gray decor and wood finishes.
Kitchen table with island
Many island kitchens are also associated with tables or countertops, usually installed close to the island and which can be composed of different materials, such as wood and granite. If you are interested in installing this furniture in your kitchen, it is important to define its location and manufacture when planning your project. Check out the examples below.
Image 51: In this kitchen a wooden table was placed attached to the extensive island.
Image 52: This small island is accompanied by a wooden bench.
Image 53: But you can also use a rustic wooden table in your decor.
Image 54: Another example of modern decor where a wooden table is used.
Image 55: In this environment, the island’s bench is extended to function as a table.
Image 56: But you can also use a table with a metallic and copper frame.
Image 57: In this kitchen, instead of the traditional stools, armchairs were used next to the countertop.
Image 58: This rustic wooden table contrasts with the rest of the modern environment.
Image 59: But you can also opt for a glass table.
Image 60: Another example of an island associated with a rustic wooden bench.
+40 Pictures of kitchen with island
If you still haven’t found a project that matches what you want, then you need to check out this selection with different kitchen island models to inspire you!
Image 61: This kitchen with island uses simple colors but has a modern design.
Image 62: The wooden elements make this environment more cozy and rustic.
Image 63: The simple decor, with wooden cabinets and granite countertops, never go out of style.
Image 64: The wooden bench on this island matches the classic decor.
Image 65: But you can also have a modern white island kitchen.
Image 66: Suspended pendants match this sober and cozy decor.
Image 67: Using the burnt cement finish can complement the look of the modern environment.
Image 68: But you can also install an island with a metal frame.
Image 69: This kitchen was even more beautiful with these LED spots and the ceiling light.
Image 70: Another example of kitchen with stainless steel worktop.
Image 71: But you can also build a modern and cozy environment using light tones.
Image 72: This kitchen has lighting specially designed for the modern island.
Image 73: You can still opt for black cabinets on the island, contrasting with the white of the rest of the decoration.
Image 74: Just like the previous example, here you can also find the contrast between light and dark elements.
Image 75: In this case, you notice the existence of a small island associated with an extensive bench.
Image 76: But you can also opt for a classic decor with wooden cabinets.
Image 77: How about a modern kitchen with orange cabinets?
Image 78: In addition to being modern, this island-planned kitchen is luxurious, mainly due to the island’s design and the golden elements in the decoration.
Image 79: This room has a simple decor, but with a modern design.
Image 80: Another example of a kitchen with simple decoration. However, in this case, the chandeliers over the island draw attention.
Image 81: This luxurious kitchen stands out for the marble finish used on the island, as well as the modern hanging pendants.
Image 82: In this environment with simple decoration and full of white elements, the rustic wooden countertop makes the environment cozier.
Image 83: In this modern kitchen, in addition to the functional island with a white finish, a glass table was also used.
Image 84: But you can also create a modern and minimalist environment, like in the image below.
Image 85: In this kitchen, the island cabinets were replaced by shelves and places for installing appliances.
Image 86: This island-planned kitchen has been delicately decorated with white and light blue elements and a modern chandelier.
Image 87: This kitchen was designed for someone modern, laid-back and who likes to cook, since even a place for a vegetable garden can be found on the island.
Image 88: On the other hand, this room has an innovative island, with a metallic structure and wheels for displacement.
Image 89: Another kitchen with an island and simple and elegant decoration to inspire you.
Image 90: This modern kitchen has an island with a red finish, in addition to black and white ceramics on the walls and floor.
Image 91: But you can also use black and gray decor in your kitchen.
Image 92: The wooden elements, the striped wallpaper and the red decoration draw attention in this environment.
Image 93: But you can also use white, blue and red combination in your decoration.
Image 94: Decorated tiles and rustic wooden cabinets also stand out in this kitchen.
Image 95: This kitchen with island and simple decoration gains a modern touch with the use of golden tiles.
Image 96: But you can also use an island with a yellow countertop in your planned kitchen.
Image 97: This modern kitchen was decorated with exposed brick tiles, mirror, wall with blackboard paint, as well as ceiling light and LED spots on the ceiling.
Image 98: This functional suspended island makes this room more contemporary.
Image 99: But you can also opt for a simpler decoration, even if the room is spacious, as in the image below.
Image 100: Another example of simple and elegant decoration to inspire you. Also, see how the use of this modern chandelier on the table made the environment more beautiful.
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