Kitchen Island with Granite Top

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Investing in a kitchen island can go a long way in making your cooking area more efficient and functional. It adds crucial storage and counter space, while also serving as a casual spot for a quick sit-down meal. That said, adding a kitchen island with granite top not only provides you with these benefits but can also drastically enhance the visual appeal of your kitchen while resisting the daily wear and tear of cooking.

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51” wide traditional kitchen island with granite top

51” wide traditional kitchen island with granite top

This kitchen island presents a luxurious black granite top that beautifully contrasts with the solid wood base, finished in either cherry, vintage mahogany, white, or black. Classic details, such as crown molding, raised panels, and antique hardware make it a truly timeless piece.

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Although most kitchen islands offer towel bars and multiple storage compartments, this unit brings extra convenience with its spice rack. Of course, it can be used for more than just spices–use it to store canisters, utensil crocks, tea bags, and much more.

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Granite top kitchen island in rustic style
Cordova 50'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Island with Granite Top
Cordova 50'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Island with Granite Top
Cordova 50'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Island with Granite Top
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Cordova 50'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Island with Granite Top
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Cordova 50'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Island with Granite Top
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Granite top kitchen island in rustic style

Steelside™

This kitchen island combines outstanding durability and rustic beauty thanks to its reclaimed wood construction, thick granite worktop, and grainy brown finish. Features include a pair of drawers, open slatted shelves, towel bars, casters, and a handy built-in bottle opener.

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Kitchen island granite top with drop leaf
48'' Wide Kitchen Island with Granite Top
48'' Wide Kitchen Island with Granite Top

Kitchen island granite top with drop leaf

Canora Grey

Built from Asian hardwoods in a classy black finish, this kitchen island features an inlaid granite distressed oak top, ornate pillars, and ample storage through drawers and lower cabinetry. The drop leaf table-top allows for additional counter space.

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Kitchen island with granite top and seating
Swanscombe 48'' Wide Kitchen Island Set with Granite Top
Swanscombe 48'' Wide Kitchen Island Set with Granite Top
Swanscombe 48'' Wide Kitchen Island Set with Granite Top
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Swanscombe 48'' Wide Kitchen Island Set with Granite Top
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Swanscombe 48'' Wide Kitchen Island Set with Granite Top
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Kitchen island with granite top and seating

Beachcrest Home™

A practical yet sophisticated solution for informal dining, this granite top kitchen island comes with two padded seats and sports an all-black finish that makes a bold statement in the kitchen. Side open shelves, brushed nickel handles, and beadboard paneling complete the look.

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In addition to serving as a convenient place for quick meals, a granite kitchen island with seating is also ideal for a work or homework station and provides you with extra seats when guests come by. Or, perhaps you like to sit down while cooking. Either way, this set has a compact design that helps save space in tight kitchens. 

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Farmhouse kitchen island with granite top
Lana 47'' Wide Kitchen Island with Granite Top
Lana 47'' Wide Kitchen Island with Granite Top
Lana 40'' Wide
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Lana 47'' Wide Kitchen Island with Granite Top
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Lana 47'' Wide Kitchen Island with Granite Top
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Farmhouse kitchen island with granite top

Sand & Stable™

Designed with farmhouse appeal, this kitchen island with granite top will fit right at home in any cozy kitchen. It is finished in an antique white shade and boasts a beadboard-style base, adorned with X-frame patterns. The back overhangs for easy seating.

$1849.99

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Rolling granite kitchen island with open shelving

Rolling granite kitchen island with open shelving

This kitchen island flaunts a granite surface in soft shades of white and gray installed atop an open base in green, gray, natural, wenge, and white. It offers wine storage for four bottles, a drawer, removable wire basket, and slatted lower shelf.

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If versatility and mobility are what you’re looking for in a kitchen island, this unit will do the trick. The locking wheels allow you to easily bring food from the kitchen to your guests while its streamlined design adapts to most interior styles, whether traditional, contemporary or coastal. Better yet, the wheels can be removed whenever you don’t need them.

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Thin but wide granite island kitchen
Lombard 47.2'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Cart with Granite Top
Lombard 47.2'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Cart with Granite Top
Lombard 47.2'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Cart with Granite Top
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Lombard 47.2'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Cart with Granite Top
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Lombard 47.2'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Cart with Granite Top
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Thin but wide granite island kitchen

Alcott Hill®

At 47.2 inches wide and only 18 inches deep, this kitchen island granite top is a great addition for small areas. It is made of a combination of solid and manufactured wood and sports a white finish for a neat look.

$399.99

Designer Advice:

Despite its narrow size, this item provides endless usage possibilities with its long, open shelving and caster wheels. You can tuck it in a corner to house your pots and pans, turn it into a chic coffee station, or use it as a display for your cookbooks, fruit basket, and fancy bowls. It also makes a clever open-plan room divider!

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Contemporary kitchen island with paneled granite top
Bucher 47'' Wide Kitchen Island
Bucher 47'' Wide Kitchen Island
Bucher 47'' Wide Kitchen Island
Bucher 47'' Wide Kitchen Island
Bucher 47'' Wide Kitchen Island

Contemporary kitchen island with paneled granite top

Mercury Row®

This contemporary kitchen island includes a series of drawers and a cabinet with adjustable shelves to satisfy anyone’s kitchen storage needs. The brown oak wood tone, paneled granite top, and rectangular pulls give this piece a warm but still modern feel.

$1549.99 $1649.99

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Stylish granite top kitchen island with baskets

Stylish granite top kitchen island with baskets

Available in blue mist, weathered gray, and country white, this kitchen island features a glossy granite worktop in black accompanied by a charming frame outfitted with towel racks, woven baskets, drawers, and a cabinet that all open from both sides.

Designer Advice:

Given its elegant molding, classy knobs, and slatted accents on the cabinet doors and side panels, this kitchen island is especially suitable for spaces with traditional, farmhouse, vintage, and country flair. While the gray and white finishes are extremely versatile options, the mist blue finish is subtle yet bold enough to add a pop of color to plain neutral kitchens.

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Kitchen island granite with a variety of storage options
Mishal 49.75'' Wide Rolling Kitchen Cart with Granite Top

Kitchen island granite with a variety of storage options

Latitude Run®

Featuring a stemware rack, wine bottle storage, spice rack, lower shelf, beverage side shelf, two drawers, and a spacious cabinet, this portable kitchen island is the ultimate kitchen helper. The light granite top stylishly juxtaposes with the sleek, black base.

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Buying Guide

Your kitchen island does not need to match your cabinets. The latest trend is to create contrast within your kitchen, and choosing an island that stands out against your cabinets is a clever way to achieve this look.

Consider the appeal of a juxtaposition between your kitchen island with a granite countertop and the cabinetry. Generally, if you select white cabinets, opt for a black or dark counter, and the reverse is also true. A white granite countertop looks fabulous when paired with modern dark gray cabinets. You can transfer this concept to your island and main cabinetry as well.

If you have white kitchen cabinets, use your island as a chance to add a pop of color to the space, making it more contemporary and unique. A popular choice is a dark blue island against white kitchen cabinets or even a white island and dark wood cabinets.

By not limiting yourself to one cabinet color, you can balance the look in your kitchen better. Having all dark cabinets can make the space appear smaller, but that doesn’t mean a bright white kitchen is right for everyone. Combining these two looks still maintains cohesion in your space but with a flair that sets your home apart.

To install a kitchen island with a granite countertop you may or may not need a professional; it depends on the model you purchase. Mobile kitchen islands or flat-pack models can be assembled DIY-style, as they are lightweight and typically come with all the tools and hardware you need.

However, larger kitchen islands may require electrical hookups and plumbing for under counter fridges, sinks, and dishwashers, which need a professional contractor.

Some kitchen island warranties are also void unless the unit is installed by a professional. Always check the manufacturer’s warranty before attempting to install a kitchen island with a granite countertop yourself.

Granite countertops are heat resistant which makes them a perfect material for a cooking and prep space.

Granite is a natural stone that forms under high pressure and high temperatures, so it’s resistant to damage from heat. On the Measurement of Hardness scale, granite ranks 6 out of 10, with 10 being the hardest, most durable mineral.

Granite is so heat resistant that pans straight from the oven or stovetop won’t damage your granite countertop. Hot items up to 1,200° F do not damage the granite, and these countertops act to draw heat out of hot items, making them an excellent place to set hot food dishes to cool. However, it is still a good idea to use a cork coaster or trivet on your counter because hot items can damage the sealant on your granite countertop. If this occurs, simply reseal the countertop; the granite itself is not damaged.

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Kitchen island with granite countertop

Modern kitchen island featuring a stunning granite countertop and a beautifully designed wooden base. Finished in a glossed white shade, the island also comes with a series of drawers and closed-door cabinets for storage. You also get black coated metal hardware accents all over for style.

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This is an elegant kitchen island that has polished wooden floors and cabinets. The countertops are made from granite. The layout of the kitchen is stunning and the table at the center is quite spacious for cooking activities.

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Kitchen traditional kitchen other metro

Large, square kitchen island with wooden shelves, cabinets and drawers in traditional dark brown color. It features a durable and attractive granite top that provides practical kitchen working space and improves attractiveness.

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White kitchen island with granite top provides the perfect workspace. Large and small pull-drawers and woven basket drawers make it easy to keep supplies and tools close at hand. A doored compartment offers storage for larger kitchen canister items.

Alleine Kitchen Island with Granite Top

Alleine Kitchen Island with Granite Top

Contemporary Kitchen Island with Granite Top & Black Finish, perfect for living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens. The kitchen island offers a solid black granite top, 2 storage drawers, 1 spice rack with towel bar, and raised panel doors that conceal amply space for storage.

Kitchen Island with Granite Top

Kitchen Island with Granite Top

Clean lines of this kitchen island exudes a classic elegance. It features a 20-bottle wine rack and side-mounted 3-bottle wine valet and the top provides ample surface space for presentation of your wine and cheese.

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Granite countertops are the kitchen work surfaces, that sometimes become the most important decorative part of the kitchen. Presented wooden kitchen island, with with finished was stacked with a granite countertop in honey and grey shades.

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A beautiful kitchen island that comes with the stunning granite top and offers the light finish of it that contasts well with the dark shade of the rest of the structure, creating a sure piece of class and functional use.

Island with granite countertop

Such an amazing setup for a kitchen, a great combination of different styles. Just look at the way the wonderful, very traditional white cabinets and shelves complement the more modern, smooth granite surfaces.

Kitchen islands with granite countertops

This kitchen island sports a stunning and huge design ensuring that you have more than enough space for you to use and letting you eat with style and comfort. It sports the granite countertop that will prove to be durable.

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Large kitchen island that provides working and dining space. It includes a light granite countertop and a sink. The lower area is made of wood finished in neutral black color, so this island matches any kitchen design.

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Elegant colours and smooth silhouette are the most distinguishable features of this refined kitchen island. Granite countertop is successfully juxtaposed with grey wooden base.

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Rustic kitchen island with sink and bar

Rustic kitchen island with sink and bar

Kitchen island with granite countertop

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