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35 open kitchens with central island for inspiration

35 open kitchens with central island for inspiration

35 open kitchens with central island for inspiration © SoCoo’c

It is often the centerpiece of American cuisine. The central island never ceases to seduce and is essential in many kitchens. Having become a living room in its own right, it is more and more frequently integrated into the living room. The open kitchen makes it possible to resize the room by gaining in volume, but also in user-friendliness. While it is true that it is preferable to have a little space at your disposal, the islands are now available in all dimensions, and thus find their place in (almost) all kitchens. And its advantages are numerous: it makes it possible to create a transition space between living room and kitchen area, and organize the room optimally. Spontaneously, we also like to meet around this space, and cooking, like eating, then becomes a real moment of sharing. Be careful, however, because says open kitchen, says cooking noise or smells. So as not to regret having knocked down the partitions, we will therefore take care to respect some basic rules : namely install a hood powerful enough to avoid the dispersion of odors and fumes in the rest of the house, choose silent household appliances, and provide plenty of storage to avoid being invaded. The central island is a dream, but how to integrate it at home? Which layout to choose? Which style to choose? Here is what to answer a few questions and fill up with ideas with 35 examples of open kitchens with a central island.

A kitchen organized around the central island

A kitchen organized around the central island © Aviva

An island in XXL format which occupies the center of the room and embodies the heart of the kitchen. We prepare meals there, we eat there, we work there … In a word, we meet there!

The trick: an island large enough to accommodate the sink, the cooking point, a comfortable dining area, but also storage.

The board : a touch of color (as here in the niches) to illuminate and energize a room painted white.

A kitchen organized around the central island

An elegant central island for a contemporary kitchen

An elegant central island for a contemporary kitchen © But

We love the natural elegance of this black kitchen with sober and refined lines, warmed here and there with warm touches of wood.

The trick: a central island which also serves as a dining area thanks to the bar plan, for contemporary and convivial cuisine.

The board : matching storage elements on the living room side to create a visual unity and a harmonious atmosphere in the room.

An elegant central island for a contemporary kitchen

A kitchen with an island full of character

A kitchen with an island full of character © Cuisine Plus

This kitchen relies on sober lines and a play of raw materials (wooden elements and slate-like finish) for a family kitchen full of character.

The trick: a dining area integrated into the central island but offset from the work plan, to clearly identify each space.

The board : cultivate the industrial spirit of this kitchen throughout the room, with a brick wall for example (think of the wallpaper for a trompe-l’oeil effect larger than life).

A kitchen with an island full of character

An urban-style kitchen with an island

An urban style kitchen with island © Lapeyre

Centerpiece of the kitchen, this central island seduces with its large stainless steel top, subtly highlighted by the colored facades, which gives the room a very modern urban chic style.

The trick: naturally elegant, stainless steel is also the essential material to give your kitchen a professional look.

The board : aluminum cupboard handles, matching the worktop, and playing with light throughout the room.

An urban-style kitchen with an island

An XXL central island for a family kitchen

An XXL central island for family cooking © Schmidt

This kitchen thinks big! Its generous dimensions make it a living room in its own right, where everyone finds their place (including the cat, which has its own space).

The trick: a dining area independent of the island which, thanks to its XXL format, could have accommodated it, for real moments of conviviality with the family.

The board : additional lighting above each element to see clearly at any time of the day.

An XXL central island for a family kitchen

A large central island in a contemporary kitchen

A large central island in a contemporary kitchen © Ixina

Despite an imposing central island, this kitchen focuses on sobriety with clean lines and impeccable finishes: an elegant matte black on the fronts and cupboards without handles.

The trick: a dining area accessible from both sides, like a table, for more comfort.

The board : a linear of storage which integrates the household appliances for an open kitchen where nothing sticks out.

A large central island in a contemporary kitchen

A multifunction kitchen island

A multifunction kitchen island © SoCoo’c

Dining area, worktop, cooking, storage … This kitchen island can do it all!

The trick: different heights and materials to visually identify the dining area in the preparation area.

The board : a sufficiently powerful hood built into the ceiling just above the hobs to limit cooking smells in the living room.

A multifunction kitchen island

A kitchen with an island designed for the whole family

A kitchen with an island designed for the whole family © Leroy Merlin

Fully integrated into the living room, this kitchen has been designed for family life. The central island is here the link between the kitchen area, the dining area and the rest of the living room, for a functional and friendly room.

The trick: storage on the living room side at child height, which the little ones can use to store their toys and access them at any time.

The board : remember to secure the drawers accessible to the youngest (or some of them), to avoid a possible accident with objects dangerous for them.

A kitchen with an island designed for the whole family

A kitchen with white central island in white

A kitchen with a blanc de blanc central island © Mobalpa

Dressed in white, this kitchen plays the card of elegance with elements with sober lines, and a central island with generous dimensions which gives relief and rhythm to the whole.

The trick: cupboards without handles for storage that is almost invisible to the eye, especially around the island.

The board : a kitchen without false note thanks to an extractor hood built into the false ceiling, to make it almost invisible too.

A kitchen with white central island in white

Friendly and generous family cuisine

Friendly and generous family cooking © Ixina

This large kitchen is built around a generous central island, which accommodates a large dining area designed to meet with family or friends.

The trick: a large work plan designed like a dining table, which also incorporates the hotplates and storage space.

The board : opt for comfortable seats, which will allow you to sit for hours around the meal.

Friendly and generous family cuisine

A high-end kitchen with central island

A high-end kitchen with central island © Perene

Praised for its natural elegance, marble is a material of choice for a chic kitchen. Stone dresses the central island here, but also the splashback, and fits perfectly into this luxurious contemporary interior.

The trick: neat design elements (such as luminaires with elaborate lines) to contrast with the massive profile of the island and give rhythm to the whole.

The board : a line that blends into the decor thanks to more sober facades so as not to overload the room.

A high-end kitchen with central island

An open central island for a modern and fresh kitchen

A black Vega Prem’s kitchen with central island to organize the space © Cuisinella

The central island almost plays the role of a log in this modern, open and bright kitchen. The circulation is done around the island in a simple and ergonomic way.

The trick: The openwork island allows you to see all the items stored there without having to search. Smart!

The board : Opt for details in OSB wood, that is to say left raw, to give an industrial and natural touch to your kitchen.

An open central island for a modern and fresh kitchen

An island with XXL dimensions in the center of the kitchen

An island with XXL dimensions in the center of the kitchen © Ixina

This island in XXL format stands out as the central element of the kitchen. Its generous …

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