Kitchen Island Shape Help - Pics please!

KitNoviceJune 10, 2013

Hi all,
I'm planning a kitchen island with seating on two sides. The island countertop will be 41" by 77". I'm having a hard time envisioning a shape for the island countertop. I'm trying to dress it up a bit without being too formal. I also want to maximize seating as best as I can. I don't want legs or corbels. I was thinking about just having a slight curve on the longer edge of the island, but now I think I want something more. Does anyone have any good websites to search for island countertop shapes? I'm not having much luck (houzz, pinterest, etc). If anyone has pictures of their island, that would be fantastic.

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My island is shaped like a quarter of a circle - not exact but very close. I have usable cabinets on 2 sides. Looks like something similar would work well in your space. You have a large aisle on the top, so I'd make the island a bit deeper there. I have no legs or corbels, but I do have a steel plate that my contractor had custom cut that sits on the cabinets and supports the center section of the arc.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 9:30PM
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Not sure if this will help, but here's a picture of the end of our peninsula, while we were still in the construction phase. It's a gradual arc. We like the look, and it gives just slightly more space for a stool underneath.

I think an island with this shape at both ends, or with square ends and a graceful arc on the long side would look lovely in your space.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 4:18AM
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    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 5:03AM
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Ours is a peninsula instead of an island but you could do the same thing on the end. My husband drew the template, cut it out and gave it to the granite guy.
I don't like the way they've resized the pictures here :)

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 4:57PM
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I remembered your thread when I stumbled across this HGTV website with a ton of different kitchen island shapes. I thought someone might be interested in seeing it!

Here is a link that might be useful: HGTV island shapes

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 5:56PM
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