Gourmet dishes or microwave dinners, a spacious island makes mealtime less of a pain. A smart prep station can even stash cookbooks, host cocktail hour and anchor a truly stunning space. Feeling inspired? Get more kitchen ideas for a room that’ll make you want to cook.
Anything that gets dinner done faster is a plus in our book. This kitchen maximizes efficiency by putting the sink in the middle of the action.
With cabinet space to spare, a farmhouse kitchen skips the bulky cube in favor of a rustic table. Plus, stools slide easily underneath for a low key breakfast spot.
Elevated with iron legs, a long slab of butcher block can handle prep work and dinner parties. This Brooklyn home’s showstopper chandelier only adds to the chameleon effect.
Keep those carefully-curated recipes close-at-hand, like this family-friendly home. Built-in bookshelves can house quite the collection on the end of an island.
Not every house has a cozy banquette. Fake an eat-in kitchen by expanding the counter over the edge of a block island.
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