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33 Unique and Practical Ideas for L Shape Kitchen Island in Your Compact Kitchen


Are you struggling with limited space in your kitchen but still want to have a functional and stylish L shape kitchen island? Look no further, we have rounded up 33 unique and practical ideas for you that will show that a small kitchen island can make a big impact.

1.Classic and Rustic Butcher Block Island

Design by deVOL Kitchens

This classic and rustic butcher block L shape island from deVOL Kitchens is perfect for a small kitchen. The simple Shaker cabinetry designs, and butcher block top add a timeless charm to the setting.

2.Multipurpose Teal Island

Design by Space Factory / Photo by Hervé Goluza

Go for a multipurpose small kitchen island like this beautiful teal L shape island from Space Factory with a sleek, integrated inversion burner cooktop, and comfortable seating for two.

3.Black Metal Kitchen Island on Wheels

Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Josh Franer

This black metal kitchen island from Leanne Ford Interiors adds a graphic note to the kitchen while preserving the airy and open feel of the space. Adding wheels to the legs of your small kitchen island makes it easy to move around as needed.

4.Vintage But Elegant Island

Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Max Kim-bee

A narrow vintage kitchen island with a row of baskets on the lower shelf adds a rustic and vintage feel to this bright kitchen from Leanne Ford Interiors.

5.Glamorous L Shape Island

Design by Michelle Gerson Interiors / Photo by Marco Ricca

A modest-sized NYC apartment kitchen island from Michelle Gerson Interiors is not only functional but also glamorous. The comfortable upholstered seating, waterfall edge countertop, and brown wood base add the perfect mix of style and functionality.

6.Semi-Open and Rich Stained Wood L Shape Island

Design by Basic Projects / Photo by Kate Towill

This small and unique L shape island from Basic Projects has semi-open rich stained wood, and a marble top, helping to structure the open-plan kitchen while adding vintage vibes that complement the French range and echo the dark hardwood flooring.

7.Sage Green Painted Base Kitchen Island

Design by Becca Interiors

This small wood kitchen island from Becca Interiors has an elegant wood top and pale sage green painted base that works as a subtle color accent in the neutral room. The addition of a pair of vintage metal stools enhances the chic country-inspired vibes.

8.Small Farmhouse Kitchen Island

Finding Lovely adds a small overhang to this compact kitchen island that accommodates a pair of bar stools without infringing on the flow of the bright and airy space.

9.Pull-out Dining Table L Shape Island

Design by Space Factory / Photo by Hervé Goluza

The narrow kitchen island in this tiny Parisian studio apartment from Space Factory has a space-saving white dining table/bar for two that slides in and out.

10.Oakland Highrise Elegant L Shape Island

This small highrise kitchen island from Forbes + Masters floats in the center of an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room, helping to structure the space. Built-in storage and waterfall edge countertops give it a polished and elegant feel despite its modest size.

11.Farm Table Inspired Butcher Block Island

Design by Marie Flanigan Interiors / Photo by Julie Soefer

This classic L shape island from Marie Flanigan Interiors functions like a small kitchen island while adding some French country character to the modern space.

12.Color Drenched L Shape Island

Design by Space Factory / Photo by Hervé Goluza

This small Parisian kitchen island from Space Factory features bold dining space for two and an induction cooktop. The base is drenched in a vibrant deep shade of blue and plays off against the natural accents and black-and-white patterned tile floors.

13.Freestanding L Shape Island

Blogger Annie Diamond of Most Lovely Things swapped out the bulky built-in island in her new home with a smaller freestanding model that includes two drawers and open storage on the bottom. Although compact and without bar stools, there is still plenty of space for cozy corner banquette seating nearby.

14.Plywood-Clad Mini L Shape Island on Wheels

This small and unique plywood-clad island on wheels from Fantastic Frank adds a raw and informal vibe to the open plan space.

15.Square-edged Marble Kitchen Island

Design by Erin Williamson Design

This square-edged large marble top island from Erin Williamson Design has slim metal legs that don’t take up much visual space in a classic kitchen with navy painted cabinets and classic checkerboard floor tiles.

16.Minimalist Scandi-style Small Kitchen Island

This small kitchen island from Fantastic Frank floats in the middle of this minimalist Scandi-style eat-in kitchen, skipping the bar stools in order to leave plenty of space around it for circulating. An adjacent dining table provides a place for meals by the window.

17.Minimalist Wood Clad L Shape Island

This minimalist British kitchen from deVOL Kitchens has a classic look with a wrap-around pegboard wall hooks for hanging pots and plants, and a small wood-clad, marble-topped L shape island for prepping meals.

18.Cheerful L Shape Island with Butcher Block Top

This cheerful kitchen from deVOL Kitchens includes a small L shape island that houses a gas stove range and a butcher block top for extra prep space.

19.Warm Wood Clad L Shape Island

In this Danish-inspired San Francisco kitchen from Cathie Hong Interiors, a small wood-clad L shape island adds warmth and contrast with the black-and-white palette and stainless steel appliances.

20.French Country L Shape Island

Adding French-style wooden bar stools and a sparkly chandelier gives this small L shape island from Jessica Nelson Design a French country vibe that’s easy to live with and will outlast trends.

21.Vase of Tall Branches on L

Shape Island

In this minimalist kitchen from Plain English, a vase of tall branches adds a touch of nature to a small, white wood-clad L shape island. The simple design allows for ample counter space and room for stools.

22.Industrial Chic L Shape Island

This industrial chic kitchen from Trestle Homes features a small L shape island with a concrete countertop and open shelving for storage. Metal stools and matte black fixtures add to the modern industrial look.

23.Rustic L Shape Island with Pendants

This rustic farmhouse kitchen from Lauren McBride features a small L shape island with a distressed wooden top and white base. Vintage industrial pendants and a mix of old and new accessories complete the look.

24.Scandinavian Inspired L Shape Island

This light and airy Scandinavian-inspired kitchen from Humphrey Munson has a small L shape island with a white countertop and light wood base. Simple black bar stools and pendant lights complete the minimalist look.

25.Navy Blue L Shape Island with Brass Accents

This small L shape island from Studio McGee features a navy blue base with brass accents. The neutral white countertop and natural wood shelves allow the blue to pop for a dramatic effect without overwhelming the space.

26.Art Deco L Shape Island

This art deco inspired kitchen from Kelly Wearstler features a small L shape island with a marble countertop and black base. The stunning geometric pendant light and brass accents add to the luxurious feel.

27.Coastal Cottage L Shape Island

This coastal cottage kitchen from Bria Hammel Interiors has a small L shape island with a white beadboard base and butcher block countertop. The natural woven bar stools and nautical details complete the beachy vibe.

28.Glamorous L Shape Island with Mirrored Backsplash

This glamorous kitchen from Samantha Pynn features a small L shape island with a mirrored backsplash and waterfall countertop. The statement pendant light and gold accents add to the luxurious feel.

29.Mid-Century Modern L Shape Island

This charming mid-century modern kitchen from SF Girl by Bay features a small L shape island with a colorful geometric tiled countertop and warm wood base. The white cabinets and vintage appliances complete the retro feel.

30.Eclectic L Shape Island

This eclectic kitchen from House Beautiful features a small L shape island with a distressed teal base and marble countertop. The mix of vintage accessories and colorful light fixtures adds to the quirky vibe.

31.Rustic Farmhouse L Shape Island

This rustic farmhouse kitchen from Joanna Gaines features a small L shape island with a distressed wood base and white marble countertop. The vintage stools and country-style lanterns complete the charming feel.

32.Minimalist L Shape Island with Concrete Countertop

This minimalist kitchen from Design Milk features a small L shape island with a sleek concrete countertop and black base. The open shelving and pendant lights add to the clean and modern vibe.

33.Retro L Shape Island

This fun retro kitchen from A Beautiful Mess features a small L shape island with a colorful tiled countertop and hairpin legs. The bright yellow cabinets and playful accessories complete the vintage feel.



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