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10 Easy Pieces: Instant Kitchen Islands

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10 Easy Pieces: Instant Kitchen Islands

December 13, 2017

Do you have a smallish kitchen? Or maybe you’re on the fence about work islands (think they’re too suburban?). Here are a dozen low-commitment, problem-solving options, ranging in price from $109 to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The Quovis Counter Height Table designed by architect Giulio Lazzotti is \$\1,645 from Design Within Reach.
Above: The Quovis Counter-Height Table designed by architect Giulio Lazzotti is $1,645 from Design Within Reach.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The simple John Boos Cucina Classico Work Table is available in two sizes; prices start at \$856 from Kitchen Source. See a version at work in designer Lena Corwin&#8\2\17;s Brooklyn kitchen.
Above: The simple John Boos Cucina Classico Work Table is available in two sizes; prices start at $856 from Kitchen Source. See a version at work in designer Lena Corwin’s Brooklyn kitchen.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The March Kitchen Work Table, designed and fabricated by Berkeley based Matt Bear, combines the lines and lightness of a kitchen table with optional accessories for tools and storage; \$\23,395.
Above: The March Kitchen Work Table, designed and fabricated by Berkeley-based Matt Bear, combines the lines and lightness of a kitchen table with optional accessories for tools and storage; $23,395.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The Ikea Flytta Kitchen Cart in Stainless Steel is \$\179.
Above: The Ikea Flytta Kitchen Cart in Stainless Steel is $179.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The Rustic Kitchen Island with a steel top is currently on sale at \$4\19 at West Elm.
Above: The Rustic Kitchen Island with a steel top is currently on sale at $419 at West Elm.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The Sheridan Kitchen Island from Crate & Barrel is available in gray, white, and black for \$699.
Above: The Sheridan Kitchen Island from Crate & Barrel is available in gray, white, and black for $699.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The Rimforsa Work Bench has a stainless steel look and bamboo top; \$399 at Ikea.
Above: The Rimforsa Work Bench has a stainless steel look and bamboo top; $399 at Ikea.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The handmade March Turned Leg Table by Union Studio is made from white oak, honed solid Carrara marble, and Farrow & Ball paint; \$\1\2,5\10 exclusive to March.
Above: The handmade March Turned Leg Table by Union Studio is made from white oak, honed solid Carrara marble, and Farrow & Ball paint; $12,510 exclusive to March.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The John Boos All Stainless Steel Work Table with Shelf is \$848 at Butcher Block Co.
Above: The John Boos All-Stainless Steel Work Table with Shelf is $848 at Butcher Block Co.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands Ikea&#8\2\17;s Förhöja Kitchen Cart in birch is \$\109.
Above: Ikea’s Förhöja Kitchen Cart in birch is $109.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The Salvaged Wood Kitchen Island is made from solid pine timbers and is available in a range of sizes; prices start at \$\2,095 from Restoration Hardware.
Above: The Salvaged Wood Kitchen Island is made from solid pine timbers and is available in a range of sizes; prices start at $2,095 from Restoration Hardware.
10 Easy Pieces Instant Kitchen Islands The marble topped Modular Kitchen Island from Williams Sonoma is available with a polished nickel, antiqued brass, or oiled bronze base; \$\2,495.
Above: The marble-topped Modular Kitchen Island from Williams-Sonoma is available with a polished nickel, antiqued brass, or oiled bronze base; $2,495.
Lead photograph by Brian Ferry from Designer Lena Corwin at Home in Fort Greene.

For more inspiration, peruse our vast Kitchen Photo Gallery.

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose kitchen cabinetry and hardware in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Cabinets & Hardware.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 15, 2014.

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