Use a natural stone looking counter top - in neutral. And save the world from one more granite counter top!!!!

Versatile Island Option- A rolling kitchen cart becomes a versatile island in this small space. In a modest footprint, the cart offers extra storage and can be wheeled to any corner when not in use. The finish mimics the stainless appliances. White cabinetry, open shelving, black countertops, and a deep stainless-steel sink give the small kitchen a tailored look.

Open kitchen shelving

kitchen island

= reclaimed shop counter as kitchen bench

Kitchen Island--with one side that folds up to increase space on top, and two bars tools to fit on the bottom shelf, this would be perfect for my kitchen

American Classic

Kitchen sideboard in cottage style farmhouse with open shelving created from stock shelves from Michael's

A furniture-style table -- given an antiqued finish and topped with white granite -- becomes a striking focal point in this small kitchen. The island accommodates everything from meal prep to dinner parties. Expert Tip: For a truly unfitted and unique look, let a table be your island. Add electrical outlets by fixing the table to the floor, winding wires up a hollow leg, then tucking electrical outlets along the skirt.

Great open kitchen island (less visual bulk than a closed island!). And, I love the black and white checkered floor!

Kitchen Re-Do | Everything You Might Want to Know | 7th House on the Left -- large island with bar stools

cabinet refacing + countertop

Wow love this kitchen & those lanterns are great!

Colorful robin's egg blue island is oversized to provide ample storage and workspace.

love this kitchen

open shelving in kitchen

Love this grouping of four glass pendants over the island

A movable worktable with a butcher-block top serves as an island in this kitchen. The island's portability allows it to be used as extra counter space, a prep area, a bar, or even a buffet table. Drawers and a shelf below boost storage in the small kitchen. When not in use, the island nestles into a storage unit along the wall.

gorgeous display in the kitchen