61 Long Kitchen Island Ideas and Examples (Photos) - Home Stratosphere (2024)

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Welcome to our collection of kitchens with long kitchen islands where we feature long islands of all styles, materials, and colors.

What is a long kitchen island? It’s relative, but our selection process required that it have ample room for at least 4 stools (even if it isn’t set up as a breakfast bar). You’ll notice that our hand-picked selections below are definitely above-average length. Some are narrow while others are wide.

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A modish large kitchen with a long center island featuring a marble countertop. There’s a breakfast bar too, lighted by pendant lights. The kitchen also features hardwood flooring.

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Above is an interesting long kitchen island with farmhouse sink and wood columns. See this home and floor plan here.

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A cozy kitchen with white details and elegant window curtains. It features a long center island with a wooden countertop lighted by three sets of a chandelier.

White kitchen with a large and long center island with a marble countertop. There’s a wide space for the breakfast bar and the scattered recessed lights illuminate the area.

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This rustic kitchen has a classy feel to it. It features wooden details up to the cabinets down to the flooring. The center island is beautiful with enough space for the breakfast bar.

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This modish kitchen has an amazing L-shape center island with vinyl countertop. The flooring looks beautiful while the tiles backsplash perfectly fits the setup.

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A large kitchen with a rustic details to it boasts a large kitchen island with a granite countertop lighted by four beautiful pendant lights.

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This large kitchen and dining set offers an elegant flooring perfectly fits the white details all over the place. The long countertop features a stunning marble countertop.

This large kitchen offer spaces for coffee and dining. The hardwood flooring adds classiness to the already elegant kitchen set.

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This kitchen looks modish with its stylish marble countertop with a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights. The ceiling feature beams adding style to the kitchen set.

This rustic kitchen is oozing with elegance as the stunning countertop fits perfectly well with the cabinets and with the other kitchen details such as the shelving and flooring.

This kitchen offers a wide space along with a large center island featuring a cozy breakfast bar. The walnut cabinets add beauty to the already stunning kitchen.

This modern kitchen offers a sturdy glass countertop with a space for a breakfast bar. The hardwood flooring looks good together with the other details of the kitchen such as the brown cabinetry.

This Mediterranean kitchen offers a long center island with a six-seat breakfast bar lighted by cute pendant lights. The hardwood flooring looks stunning along with the yellow and blue cabinetry.

This contemporary kitchen is stunningly beautiful. The smooth white center island with laminated details offers a six-seat breakfast bar while the scattered ceiling lights brighten the area.

An elegant kitchen set with a center island with a five-seat breakfast bar lighted by five pendant lights. The kitchen also features white walls and cabinetry.

Contemporary kitchen with a long center island with a laminated countertop. The space for breakfast bar offers stylish bar stools set on a hardwood flooring. The beautiful black cabinetry adds style to the awesome kitchen.

This modern style kitchen offers a long center island featuring a granite countertop along with red bar stools lighted by stunning pendant lights. The walnut cabinetry looks good with the kitchen style as well.

A modern kitchen with a long center island perfect as a bar. The tiles flooring makes it classy while the TV in front adds entertainment while enjoying the kitchen.

This elegant kitchen set with a large center island featuring a five-seat breakfast bar with classy seats looks stunning. The hardwood flooring blends well with the other kitchen details.

A beautiful kitchen surrounded with classy white. The center island lighted by pendant lights features marble countertop and enough space for a breakfast bar.

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This cozy kitchen offers smooth white counters. The center island is a large and long one. There’s a coffee spot on the side while the dining nook is on the other side.

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This kitchen looks modish with its stylish marble countertop with a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights. The ceiling feature beams adding style to the kitchen set.

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This white kitchen backed by blue center island cabinetry and hardwood flooring will surely attract visitors’ eyes. The smooth white counters look perfect. The colors combination fits perfect well with the kitchen style.

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A classy kitchen filled with wooden details and classic bar stools. The recessed lights perfectly match the kitchen style. There’s also a black counter extension for the bar.

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This is a very stylish kitchen featuring stone built counter with a thick marble countertop. The cabinetry perfectly blends with the lighting and the wall colors.

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This kitchen features an elegant style and has a large long center island with granite countertop. There are seats for four lighted by pendant lights. The kitchen looks refreshing with all the plants surrounding the space.

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Modern kitchen set with a long center island featuring a cozy bar area for four persons. Recessed lights scattered on the ceiling to illuminate the whole kitchen space.

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A rustic style kitchen featuring wooden cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and other rustic details. There’s a large center island with a breakfast bar for three lighted by elegant pendant lights.

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A classy kitchen set filled with walnut details all over the place. The cabinetry and flooring are all perfect with each other while the center table fits well with marble countertop and a breakfast bar.

Massive white kitchen with ornate coffered ceiling in galley layout with large center island featuring a smooth marble countertop. There’s a breakfast bar for four sets on a hardwood flooring while being lighted by elegant pendant lights.

Very classical kitchen surrounded by wooden details all over the place. The center table looks glamorous and has a small breakfast bar for two lighted by stunning pendant lights.

A huge kitchen offering two long center islands. The one is for preparing dishes while the other island serves as the breakfast bar for eight persons, both are lighted by cozy chandelier backed by several recessed lights.

This kitchen offers a large center island with a lovely marble countertop. There’s a wide space for breakfast bar lighted by two pendant lights. The backsplash of the kitchen attracts eyes.

This kitchen is enchanting. All the details spent in this kitchen are all worth the glare. From the walls, down to the floor, they are all magnificent, especially the center island lighted by a chandelier.

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This enchanting kitchen offers a clean-looking, very attractive style that many will surely love. The lighting is perfect and the flooring mixes well, while the center island looks so perfectly placed.

This kitchen is all about style. Each wall carries a different style from each other. The lighting is perfectly placed while the center island looks stunning with its fine black countertop.

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Designed by: Axis Mundi

This kitchen boasts a contemporary look. The countertop and sink, along with the fridge all features matte black coating, making every eye glare at them. The white walls and the hardwood flooring mixes to the style well too.

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Designed by: Ceramiche Refin

This open kitchen set up is fascinating. There are plants on the sides for a refreshing look, while the center island’s smooth white countertop calls for attention.

An open kitchen set up with a large center table equipped with a smooth white countertop. There’s enough space for a breakfast bar exclusive for four persons.

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This elegant kitchen set up is captivating. The lovely counters are just perfect with the white, tiles-style backsplash and cabinetry. The pendant and recessed lights combo are very interesting as well.

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Designed by: Grupo Arquitectura

This contemporary kitchen features a very stylish flooring that matches well with the brown cabinetry. The long center island offers a personal space, serving as a dining nook or breakfast bar.

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This glamorous kitchen’s lighting is very alluring. It compliments the white details of the kitchen set and lights up the center island featuring the breakfast bar perfectly.

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This kitchen has a stylish look with its different details. The center island offers a granite countertop with enough space for a breakfast bar. The tiles flooring looks good with the setup as well.

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This kitchen is tantalizing because of its bright lighting illuminating the white-filled space. The center island looks magnificent with its marble countertop too.

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The huge kitchen offers a dining nook on the side, but the main attraction here is the center island featuring a smooth, white and beautiful countertop.

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This kitchen offers a long center island featuring a smooth marble countertop. It has enough space for a breakfast bar, which is lighted by pendant lights set on a shed ceiling.

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This stylish huge kitchen features a long center island topped by a marble counter. It also features a breakfast bar for four, which is lighted by a set of pendant lights.

This rustic kitchen is a truly eye catcher. The walnut details of it look very elegant while the granite countertops of a sink, counters, and the center island add style to it.

A contemporary style mixed with the beauty of nature, this kitchen features very stylish espresso finish cabinetry, along with a center island equipped with a smooth white countertop. The plants around the space blend perfectly well with the espresso finish.

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This kitchen offers an elegant vibe with its walnut finish cabinetry, flooring, and seats. The center island topped by a granite counter is long and has a breakfast bar for four persons.

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FAQs

How long should an island be for 4 stools? ›

How long should an island be for four stools? At minimum, you'll want an island to be 96″ long to accommodate four stools. For comfort, you should allow at least 24″ of space per stool, and up to 30″.

How long should an island be for 3 stools? ›

An island for three stools could be around 8ft (2.4m) long for luxuriously spacious seating. It is possible go smaller, though, allowing a width of 24in (60cm) per person, which makes for an island length of 6ft (1.8m).

What is a good size kitchen island? ›

A kitchen island should be a minimum of 48″ long by 24″ wide, but the best size for a kitchen island largely depends on the overall size and layout of your kitchen. An island that's 72″ long by 36″ wide is a great size for the average kitchen as it offers both ample counter space and seating for three people.

What direction should kitchen island face? ›

One of the most important questions you may have when installing your kitchen island is which way should the seating face? The kitchen island seating should be on the opposite side of the task space. For example, the seating should be on the opposite side of the kitchen island you use for food preparation.

How many bar stools do I need for a 6ft island? ›

A 6-foot bar island can accommodate between two to four bar stools, depending on the width and style of the seats. If the stools are between 15 and 18 inches wide, you can fit three stools. If they're 22 inches wide and can swivel, you can fit two stools.

How many stools fit at 8 foot kitchen island? ›

If you have a 8ft Kitchen island you can fit 8 average sized bar stools.

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