For some people, there isn't ever enough counter space in their kitchen. Having a kitchen with two islands doubles your counter space and opens up the kitchen to a ton of different ideas and uses! Whether a split-level island, perpendicular island or two separate and distinct islands are your style, there's plenty of ways to incorporate an extra island into your kitchen. To help you along your way here are 25+ examples of kitchens with two islands.
25 Kitchen With Two Islands Examples
- Wood and Granite
- Blue Island
- Luxury Kitchen
- Seating Areas
- Major Storage
- Material Contrast
- Creative Islands
- Extended Island
- Chef's Dream
- Victorian Kitchen
- Sleek Modern
- Split Level Island
- Cooking Island
- 3D Design
- Long Island
1. Wood and Granite
This beautiful kitchen features granite countertops with wood panelings on the islands. A central island breaks up space in front of the sink, while another is a counter extension serving as a bar. The central island serves as a 360-degree stove, with burners on the counter and a stove set in the island.
2. Blue Island
These two islands make cooking and serving in the kitchen a breeze. With a sink and prep area on one island next to the stove, the other is a great serving area. In addition to this, it helps establish a flow in the kitchen to work, perfect for the avid home chef.
3. Luxury Kitchen
The two decorative islands are split by a prep area and connected to a breakfast bar. Since it's situated right next to the stove, it makes it easy to just turn and grab what you need while you're cooking. In addition to this, this setup adds a ton of counter space for you to work with.
4. Seating Areas
Not only do these islands add a ton of counter space, but they also create a ton of seating. Perfect for food prep and entertaining, these islands are ideal for bakers and party hosts. While everything you need is in easy reach, the islands also mirror each other and give the room a nice layout as well.
5. Major Storage
With one counter set up as a breakfast bar, the second island is set up with storage. It includes a sink, dishwasher, and extra cabinet space that would work great as a spare pantry or keep leftover containers.
6. Material Contrast
Contrasting the wood and white painted islands helps break up the room and keep it from seeming overly white. While the breakfast bar is painted white, the functional island is left unpainted, and the wood cabinets stand out against the white backdrop of the kitchen. It also matches the wood of the stools, keeping the kitchen's aesthetic consistent.
7. Creative Islands
One good way to incorporate two islands in a kitchen is to place them perpendicular to one another. It helps keep the islands in a smaller floor space while not compromising counter space or access to them. These counters contrast each other with a wood countertop eating area and a granite countertop with burners on top of it.
8. Extended Island
This modern kitchen features an extra-long island, giving you the counter space of having two. it also has a table extension coming off of it that creates a nice seating and dining area for any guests. With a sink and stovetop installed on the island, it saves a lot of counter space and is a great idea for smaller kitchens.
9. Chef's Dream
With two islands, each with its own sink and counter space, this kitchen is an at-home chef's dream. All the space and sink area you could dream of with a wood counter for serving. It even has a small cubby for keeping your pet's food out from underfoot!
10. Victorian Kitchen
The islands in this kitchen are absolutely beautiful. Featuring ornately carved wood, dual sinks, and a stone countertop, they're the centerpiece of the room. While the breakfast bar doesn't have a stone countertop, the dark wood of the islands stands out beautifully in the lighter-colored room.
11. Sleek Modern
This split island design is a perfect example of a modern kitchen. The overall grey tones are broken up with the lighter colored wood and it has a very sleek look to it. Splitting the island conserves some floor space while opening up counter space as well as creating a dining area.
12. Split Level Island
Another way to get some more counter space while also separating areas is to use a split-level island. One lever for food prep and another for dining. This kitchen further splits the levels by contrasting the wood grain of the dining island with the painted white of the prep countertop.
13. Cooking Island
Matching the stone countertops' color with the dull grey metal of the appliances enhances the smooth design of this kitchen. With wood cabinetry and an installed stovetop and prep area, this island is perfect to cook and prepare food on. While it lacks an oven, it makes use of the space by incorporating even more storage space for pots, pans, and utensils.
14. 3D Design
This 3D render is a beautiful and organized way to make the most of the counter space a split island affords you. With a sink, dining area, and cooking space, it's a great minimalistic way to maximize your countertops. The overall colors, style, and design can be changed to fit whatever space you have, making it a good choice for any size kitchen.
15. Long Island
We've talked about extra-long islands earlier in the article, but this one stands out for its beautiful use of white marble. The countertop is the brightest color in the room, and the white marble perfectly contrasts the dark painted under cabinets of the island. All of the extra lengths really opens up counter space and gives you plenty of room to store utensils and prepare food.