Kitchen islands are a great way to add functionality and appeal, even in a small space. The plans below, none more than 1,900 square feet (and one less than 1,000!) offer buyers surfaces on which to prep food and enjoy casual meals. They also offer appealing open layouts and attractive amenities such as walk-in closets and screen porches.

New Angle on an Island

Full of cottage style, this charming plan will draw lots of attention in the neighborhood with its clipped gables, columned porch, and shingle siding. Inside, a versatile and roomy layout puts the great room in the center, open to the kitchen and its unique triangular island on the left and the screen porch to the back. Bedrooms are grouped on the right, with the master suite enjoying a luxurious bath, two walk-in closets, and a vaulted ceiling. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.

Wide Open Spaces

This open design has no barriers to hinder interaction between the family room and the kitchen island, which supplies extra prep room and a snack counter for casual bites. Toward the back rests the private master suite, complete with porch access and a large walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms sit near the front. For more room, buyers can take advantage of the huge bonus space upstairs. Lovers of the outdoors will rejoice to see the barbecue porch, lanai, columned front porch, and a screened breezeway to the optional garage. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.

Stylish, Smart, and Small

This impressive budget plan only has 998 square feet to finish, but includes features found in a larger home, such as the large kitchen island, the master bedroom with private bath and walk-in closet, two additional family bedrooms, and a columned front porch. An open layout maximizes space. The compact size of this house and the front-facing garage make it a great fit for a small lot. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.



Flexible Functionality

An angled island and snack bar adds tremendous usefulness to this open, 1,800-square-foot plan. From the foyer, the line of sight extends through the family room to the screened porch beyond. The split-bedroom layout affords privacy to the generous master suite on the right, which enjoys its own sitting room and easy access to the laundry space. A flexible room near the entry can be used for dining, working from home, or more. If more room is needed, expand upstairs into the bonus space above the three-car garage. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.