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

New Angles

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—made cozy with a fireplace—in the center, open to the kitchen and its unique triangular island on the left and the screened 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.

Kitchens Without Boarders

No barriers hinder interaction between the family room and the kitchen island, which supplies extra prep room and a snack counter for casual bites. Head back to 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.