15 Pretty Kitchen Island with Seating

The best thing that might have happened for kitchens is the introduction of a kitchen island seating! Why not? This enabled the cook to actually interact with their guests as they do their cooking.

It also enabled small homes, apartments or pads to have seating where they can’t fit a full dining room table. Depending on the amount of space you have and your entertaining style will dictate your seating for your island.

If your kitchen island is large, then the seating for it can utilize full size chairs. While smaller kitchen islands may be only able to accommodate two seats.

When deciding on your seating, decide how much space you want your guests to have. Often times in kitchens the island is more of a decorative addition than practical seating. Assess your space to see where your kitchen island falls. On that note, let us go ahead and check out our list of 15 Pretty Kitchen Island with Seating below. Have fun!

Bowman Residence

Kitchen Island seating

Cornerstone Architects

This home was actually owned and designed by an Architect. Obviously, the choices for the furniture and fixtures are awesome, as evident in this lovely kitchen.

Calacatta Gold Kitchen

one-piece counter

Carthage Stoneworks

This one-piece counter and island kitchen is really stunning. The materials used in this Kansas kitchen are nice; note the finish of the chairs for the island.

Cherry Sunny

custom made


According to the designers, the chairs were from Ikea, while the island was custom made from Gepetto.

Craftsman Charm

manageable design

Annette English & Associates

English kept the kitchen design relatively simple. The kitchen is by no means small – it’s a great kitchen to entertain in – but it’s also very simple and manageable.

Dakan House

kitchen stools

Steve Zagorski Architect

Using a different color for the kitchen stools makes it pop out since this kitchen is painted in light grey.

Kitchen Addition in Washington, DC

wrap-around porch

Ahmann LLC Architectural Services

Continuing the lines of the existing wrap-around porch, we were able to create a family kitchen with a raised ceiling culminating in a large skylight. The warmth of natural lighting highlights the palate of the material selection. The kitchen extends out to a new deck and yard beyond.

Lincoln, RI – Kitchen Remodel

natural granite

Nathan J. Reynolds-Poulin

The island countertop is natural granite, and matching it with striped comfy chairs, this kitchen space is already complete.

Manhattan Beach Home

Kitchen Island seating

Wendy Resin Interiors

We like the industrialized looking chairs we see in this kitchen space. The countertop is Caesarstone Misty Carrara, totally complementary to the chairs, won’t you agree?

Manning Residence Kitchen

leather stools

Max Crosby Construction

This Charleston traditional kitchen looks lovely with the color combinations in it, browns for the cabinets and drawers and blacks for the kitchen island and the leather stools complement the lighter color of the countertop.

Masons Ave Kitchen


Jessop Architects

Skylights can carve out areas of bright illumination. Top lighting can have a very intense effect throughout the day due to its location and consistent proximity to the sun. Dark walls further distinguish the brightness around the skylights here.

Menlo Park Ranch

closed cabinetry

Studio S Squared Architecture

Open upper shelves flanked by closed cabinetry paired with lovely set of countertop/kitchen island with the stools. This kitchen is a bit of San Francisco heaven.

Modern Kitchen

stainless steel backsplash

Mauricio Nava Interior Design

“My client doesn’t cook at all, but he does want a gathering space for visiting family and friends. He can certainly still make the occasional breakfast in this kitchen,” says Nava. The high-performance hood, sleek appliances and stainless steel backsplash up the gloss factor of the contemporary kitchen.

River Oaks

weaved kitchen stools

Greymark Construction Company

This lovely Houston kitchen became more stunning when the flooring was installed and the weaved kitchen stools were added and made the room have more drama.

San Clemente Remodel

bead board

Darci Goodman Design

Existing bead board on the cabinets and island works well with both country and coastal styles. A new ocean-inspired paint hue topped off with a glaze treatment made the island’s bead board detailing stand out.

Zen Kitchen

Kitchen Island seating

Olga Adler Interiors

Introducing periwinkle as the pop of color every kitchen never knew it needed! We love that the designer chose to paint the base of this seating area and island in this flavorful color. It adds a little zest to the space and really sets off the richness of the wood floor.

Kitchen island seating can make your kitchen more versatile and improve the communication between the cook and guests. From busy parents helping their kids, to sitting and enjoying a full meal, the kitchen island has become the new dining room table. Use these tips to help you decide what kitchen island seating suits your needs best. After all the heart of the home is in the kitchen, so take full advantage of it! Hope you liked the list above about the 15 Pretty Kitchen Island with Seating and please do check the 15 Lovely Built-in Kitchen Tables and tell us what you think. More to come on Home Design Lover!