These Kitchen Island Tables Will Transform How You Use Your Space

Updated 02/09/18
Kitchen Island Tables
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Not all kitchens are equipped with sprawling islands, and unless you're planning a gut renovation, you often have to find creative and effective ways to make the best of your space. This can be especially frustrating with rentals, where kitchens can sometimes feel bare-boned. If you have an enclosed kitchen or live in an open-plan apartment with a one-wall kitchen layout, it may be tempting to add an island—which doesn't always leave enough room for a separate dining table.

Enter kitchen island tables: These versatile pieces of furniture can truly do it all. They can serve as extra prepping surfaces when you're cooking. In some cases, they can even provide much-needed storage space. In a flash, they can transform your small kitchen into a functional space to cook and gather. Best of all, since they're not built in, you can easily take them with you when you move. Convinced? These are our favorite kitchen island tables for every room size, style, and budget.

Paradigm High Dining Table
CB2 Paradigm High Dining Table $999
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Brass and marble enthusiasts will love this kitchen island table that will add a glamorous flair to any kitchen.

AllModern Cowley Counter Height Extendable Dining Table $630
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Want a large island that can double as a dining table for larger dinner parties? Look no further—this counter-height, extendable dining table sits up to six and is ultra versatile.

Nuevo Verona Counter Height Pub Table $1595
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Sleek and simple, this marble-top, counter-height table will seamlessly blend into your kitchen, no matter how minimal it is.

Wood Keaton Counter Height Table: Metallic by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Wood Keaton Counter Height Table $600
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For a farmhouse look, try this rustic kitchen island table that will add cozy, country charm to your space.

IKEA Fanbyn Bar Table $149
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If you're looking for an affordable bar table with a cool midcentury vibe for your petite space, IKEA has your back.

French Kitchen 72
Crate & Barrel French Kitchen Island $3499
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This sleek Crate & Barrel kitchen island table has plenty of storage space and an indentation on the opposite side to tuck in counter stools. 

Parsons Grey Marble Top/ Dark Steel Base 48x28 High Dining Table - Crate and Barrel
Crate & Barrel Parsons Grey Marble Top High Dining Table $939
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Simplicity at its best: Crate & Barrel's Parsons high dining table collection comes in a variety of finishes and marbles.

Metal Top Wyatt Pub Table: Metallic by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Metal Top Wyatt Pub Table $450
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With a sleek metal top and a sturdy base, this kitchen island table is both practical and stylish. We love the bottom shelf for extra storage.

AllModern Ahner Counter Height Pub Table $430
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This sturdy-looking kitchen island table is surprisingly compact but can easily seat up to four. 

Williams Sonoma Travis Kitchen Double Island $2995
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This William Sonoma piece is the next best thing to having a kitchen island custom built. It has plenty of storage space and surface area for cooking.

EQ3 Kendall Counter Dining Table $999
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This sleek and versatile bar table has customizable tops and bottoms so you can choose between a teak butcher block or a marble top and chrome or black legs.

Marble Top Blaine Counter Height Table: Metallic by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Marble Top Blaine Counter Height Table $450
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This marble-top table is sleek, affordable, and perfect for a small apartment.

palate marble 36
CB2 Palate Marble Rectangular Counter Table $579
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We love the marble-and-wood combo of this kitchen island table from CB2. The price point is another good incentive.

Cameo 72
Crate & Barrel Cameo Large Kitchen Island $3799
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With plenty of storage space and enough room for a couple of barstools, this kitchen island table looks like it's custom-built.

Design Within Reach Quovis Counter-Height Table $1645
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Developed with the help of an Italian restaurant-equipment manufacturer, this kitchen island table on wheels is compact and suitable even for serious cooks.

West Elm Rustic Kitchen Island $599 $480
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This table has a stainless-steel surface that's easy to maintain and sturdy, rustic legs. The extra shelf provides storage for large pots and pans or cookbooks.

No matter the size of your space or your budget, these versatile kitchen island tables will transform the way you interact with your space.

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