If you have the space for a kitchen island but not quite the budget (or the right layout), a freestanding work table might be the perfect solution for you. Whether you want to replicate the look of a built-in marble-topped island, or simply need a counter-height table for occasional use, these freestanding tables are a great way to add storage, style and prep space to your hardworking hub.
Scroll down for 12 kitchen island alternatives!
Don’t be fooled by its name — the Jerry counter-height table makes a splendid island, too.
Jerry counter table, $229.
The contemporary Frame kitchen console offers both a spot to dine and display dinnerware.
Frame kitchen console, $2,249.
At West Elm
Get the industrial look of restaurant kitchens with the stainless steel–trimmed Rimforsa work bench.
Rimforsa work bench, $699.
From Barclay Butera comes a concrete-topped island perfect for cooking or working from home.
Seaboard Bistro table, $3,229.
At Paramount Home & Design
Hidden wheels make it easy to roll this island into small spaces.
36-inch kitchen cart by Stylewell, $328.
At The Home Depot
Season, To Taste
The handsome Gourmet kitchen island 4836-W6 can be customized to suit any palette.
Gourmet kitchen island, $2,199.
Create a farmhouse vibe with the mint-hued Belmont kitchen island.
Belmont kitchen island, $799.
At Crate and Barrel
Bring a French bazaar look to the hub of your home with the Bordeaux Medium kitchen table, which comes with four boxes.
NovaSolo Bordeaux kitchen table, $1,219.
In Fine Form
A cold-rolled, blasted stainless steel frame and oak shelves give the B Solitaire island a luxe minimalist look.
B Solitaire stainless steel island, from $8,500.
Quartersawn white oak and a Craftsman-style shape give the MäRyan Island table an heirloom quality.
MäRyan Island table, from approx. $5,823.
At Sandy’s Furniture
Display your collection of kitchenware with the Westwood Village kitchen island table.
Farmhouse extendable kitchen island, $1,540.
At Stoney Creek Furniture
An extendable surface makes the Ian kitchen island ideal for entertaining.
Ian kitchen island, $5,069.
At Accents For Living