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Design kitchen with island: 20 ideas

Insert an island in a designer kitchen, is now more than a trend, it is a real way of life; those who choose to furnish their home with a kitchen island, decide to make the kitchen the centerpiece of the house.

The island thus becomes a place of aggregation, providing space, extra seating and also facilitating the operations of preparation and consumption of food.

The real beauty of the kitchen island is that it gives the homeowner a “working kitchen,” a concept rightly beloved by professional chefs for its increased efficiency and safety while cooking; you prepare one side and cook the other. It’s a simple but brilliant layout choice.

The best islands create a true “working side” of the kitchen as opposed to a “social side” to provide seating for the breakfast rush hour, eating lunch, or guests enjoying a pre-dinner drink.

A great design dedicated to a kitchen island layout is vital because your entire space revolves around this central element. Designing a kitchen island is therefore a task best tackled by having real experts take you by the hand.

RiFRA is a historic Italian company engaged in the design and production of high-end kitchens, with clients all over the world, that can help you in creating the design of your personal designer kitchen.

So, in the continuation of this article we are going to view 20 projects, which can be an inspiration for your next one.


ISLAND WITH SNACK COUNTER

Island with snack counter. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

The FLY kitchen by RiFRA with its characteristic 30° angles on the top and 45° angles on the doors is composed of three elements: a large island, the base unit area and the wall-mounted tall units.

The island is in oak finish while the top is in matt quartz.

On the island, also used as a snack, was installed the hob, with flush worktop and the retractable hood.

ISLAND WITH TABLE AND CHAIRS

Island with table and chairs . Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

The Line model by RiFRA is perfect for this L-shaped layout with a central island and a low table in lacquered wood.

The soft shade chosen for the lacquering of the doors goes perfectly with the top Ceramic Stone Calacatta gold veined glossy.

The column wall is intended for appliances but also for storage, at the request of the customer have been made with the doors recessed system to accommodate and hide if necessary the small appliances.

DESIGN AND STORAGE ISLAND

Design and storage island. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

In this villa a large and bright open space welcomes the kitchen RiFRA, for the island was chosen the model ONE, instead for the columns and bases behind was chosen the model LINE.

The monolithic island in the middle of the room, from the prestigious ONE collection, immediately impresses at a visual level with the profile of the top, sides, base and doors at 45°, and with the 45° shaped plinth.

The top in black ceramic stone lime, perfectly matched with the lead color of the finish of the doors, accentuates the chromatic effect desired to bring out the charm of the monobloc.

Behind the island, bases and columns of the LINE collection, in the matt silver grey lacquered finish, on which we find the same top used for the island.

ISLAND WITH SNACK SHELF

Island with snack self. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

The FLY kitchen by RiFRA is developed with a central island finished by hand, in Cemento Nero finish, with a top in Laminam Calce Nero that matches perfectly with the Cemento of the doors, because it has the same shade and allows a perfect working of the shaping at 30°.

The island is completed by a thick snack counter in black stained Oak.

ISLAND WITH SNACK SHELF ON TWO SIDES

Island with snack self on two sides. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

FLY kitchen by RiFRA, whose features are enhanced by the choice of finishes.

The glossy lacquer for the doors worked at 45 degrees accompany the natural marble for the top, which with its profile at 30 degrees gives extreme lightness; the natural wood for the snack shelf that is developed on two sides and is equipped with electrical outlets.

SMALL ISLAND

Small island. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

This small island is furnished with the FLY model, in the lacquered finish both for the columns and the island.

The top with its 30° profile gives lightness despite the dark tones that concern both the kitchen and the appliances, also chosen in black finish.

ISLAND WITH TABLE

Island with table. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

The kitchen chosen to furnish this villa is from the LINE collection, which is a kitchen with a clean and timeless design. The shades chosen make the environment elegant and sophisticated.

It is large kitchen equipped with style, containment and professional appliances to best satisfy the strong passion for sophisticated cooking of the owners.

The kitchen is presented with an oak column area, dedicated to storage.

The central island is presented with a with a large worktop resting on storage cabinets and a snack table of traditional height for quick lunches.

The base and wall units are developed along the wall with an important size.

ISLAND WITH HIGH TABLE

Island with high table. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

A large and bright open space hosts an imposing island covered in statuary marble gress, the undisputed protagonist of the kitchen environment.

Behind the island, bases and columns of the FLY collection.

A game of contrasts deliberately created by the choice of finishes, which enhance the characteristics of the collection FLY, high-end kitchen, which is characterized by peculiarities both aesthetic and qualitative.

ISLAND WITH HIGH SNACK COUNTER

Island with high snack counter. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

This design apartment has been furnished with a RiFRA kitchen model FLY in shades of white and black, a recurring contrast throughout the apartment.

The white chosen for the columns and the bases of the sink area makes them blend with the walls of the room, focusing all the attention on the island that becomes the fulcrum of the kitchen, around which to cook and spend moments of conviviality.

ISLAND WITH SNACK SHELF

Island with snack shelf. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

The kitchen environment is the result of a tailor-made design in which the structural features of a building of the late ‘500 have been respected, converting them into an open space design environment suitable for a young and dynamic customer.

The island features a snack shelf ideal for breakfast and quick lunches.

The kitchen is the FLY by RiFRA.

ISLAND WITH HIGH SNACK COUNTER

Island with high snack counter. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

This luxury and design apartment has been furnished with an impressive kitchen RiFRA LINE model.

The kitchen was designed for a young family, thus combining functionality, comfort but without sacrificing the refinement of shapes and especially of materials.

The central island used as a snack and the technical area behind in the cement material finish are inserted in an open space adjacent to the dining room and living room, so it was necessary to design and transform the kitchen to be able to hide appliances at the time desired by the owners.

In order to allow this, a concealed door system was conceived and designed and chosen in the slate gray hand-splattered cement finish.

DESIGN ISLAND AND LOW TABLE

Design island and low table. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

This design villa has been furnished with the ONE kitchen by RiFRA, which was chosen for its 45° cuts also on the plinth, thanks to which the effect is that of a monobloc suspended on the floor.

The large windows let the light reflect on the hand-spatulated cement finish, bringing out the nuances of the finish, enhancing its craftsmanship.

ISLAND OF DESIGN AND CONTAINMENT

Island of design and containment . Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

A cozy open space of an attic located in the Italian Alps, is furnished with a kitchen island model FLY.

The kitchen FLY is a high-end kitchen that is characterized by peculiarities both aesthetic and qualitative.

Its top with the profile at 30 °, is enhanced to the point of exasperation, and together with the throat deliberately over size characterizes the collection.

The finish of this kitchen is the brass metal that is hand-spatulated on mdf panels for an incomparable result.

ISLAND WITH SNACK SHELF

Island with snack self. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

A large and bright open space, welcomes an imposing island model ONE pure white lacquered.

The top, the snackbar and the backsplash have been deliberately chosen in a contrasting shade to create a game of contrasts.

The top is in Ceramic Stone dove-colour.

DESIGN AND STORAGE ISLAND

Design and storage island. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

This villa is characterized by a clean design and extremely elegant, RiFRA, has furnished the kitchen, with the model ONE, adding design, style and quality to the house.

The kitchen chosen is the ONE collection, in pure white lacquered matte finish.

The imposing island ONE, thanks to the perimeter and the plinth shaped at 45 °, seems to float in the void, creating an effect desired by the customer.

ISLAND WITH SNACK SHELF

Island with snack self. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

This young couple has chosen to furnish their kitchen with an island model FLY with doors and top shaped respectively at 45 ° and 30 ° in the fine black cement finish hand-spatulated, a material that combined with the technique of manual processing gives a materiality and a unique look to the kitchen.

The island is completed by a thick snack counter in Antique Oak.

ISLAND WITH HIGH TABLE

Island with high table. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

This kitchen has a double wall with bases and columns of the collection LINE, the finish chosen recalls the shade of gray, the predominant color throughout the apartment.

The central island is instead of the collection ONE, in black concrete finish hand-spatulated, a color contrast wanted to bring out the charm of the monoblock center room;

the island is used in part for the consumption of meals and in part for the preparation and storage.

ISLAND WITH LOW TABLE

Island with low table. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

Questo appartamento arredato con la cucina LINE di RiFRA, l’isola, divenuta il fulcro della casa è stata arricchita da uno snThis apartment furnished with LINE kitchen by RiFRA, the island, which has become the fulcrum of the house has been enriched with a natural wood snack counter that combines its modern practicality to the functionality of a classic dining table, gathering and involving the guests around the island making every preparation a real culinary exhibition.

ISLAND WITH SNACK COUNTER

Island with snack counter. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

A play of colors between black and white for this LINE kitchen by RiFRA.

The top of the island is in absolute black Granite, a finish chosen by the customer for its particular effect to the touch and for its brightness, which dialogues perfectly with the materiality of the cement finish and gives a pleasant contrasting effect on the bases next to it.

ISLAND WITH SNACK COUNTER

Island with snack counter. Rifra RiFRA Milano. RiFRA Kitchens and baths direct from Milano

In this villa RiFRA has furnished the kitchen with the ONE island in black cement, while the wall-mounted kitchen, with a width of 8 meters, is part of the FLY collection, again with a hand-spatulated black cement finish. Both solutions feature black ceramic tops with integrated sinks in the same material.

The importance of the project

Surely among one of these twenty of our achievements you will have found the right inspiration for your next designer kitchen with island.

Every kitchen you have seen in this article has been designed and manufactured by us at RiFRA in every part.

The most important thing for us, when we are in front of a client, is to start with a project.

Only after discussing with the client his dreams, his goals and what he expects from his new kitchen, can we move on to the design phase and then the estimate.

Today it is even easier to contact a RiFRA designer for your kitchen project.

Our working method called ” OnLine Project ” consists of four phases that leads you to have in hand, without obligation, a RiFRA project with its kitchen quote. The four phases are:

1. FILL OUT THE FORM

Click on this link and fill out the form in all its parts. CLICK HERE

We will get back to you for an initial call with one of our designers.

2. FIRST CONTACT WITH A RiFRA PERSON

We will contact you by email or phone and we will ask you for the floor plan of your house to start thinking about a type of kitchen that fits your situation.

You would then be contacted for the appointment of the first video call.

3. FIRST VIDEO CALL WITH ONE OF OUR DESIGNERS

In the first video call we will introduce you to the RiFRA brand.

We will evaluate together which are the best collections and finishes for your needs and we will identify the type of design that best suits your spaces.

The call ends with the appointment of the second video call.

4. SECOND VIDEO CALL: PROJECT PRESENTATION

In the second video call, we will present your custom 3D project with a quote.

We will discuss the project and the kitchen solution that we have designed for you, without any commitment on your part.

Thank you for your attention!

See you soon,

The RiFRA team

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