Best Kitchen Island Ideas

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If you’re planning a new kitchen or looking to renovation an old one, you’ve almost certainly thought about having a kitchen island.

This table-like structure of cupboards in the centre of the kitchen can guarantee increased additional work space, storage, and a flexible layout for your appliances.

An island should boost rather than obstruct your room’s functionality. That is why it’s important to carefully assess your space before placing one.

Choose colour-block
A long island painted with a deep colour can fit perfectly as a central setting. You could pick a chunky worktop made of Silestone, which gives a seamless surface, and one with a discreet shadow line recess beneath the worktop to hide LED lighting.

Moveable piece
Why not have your island move around the room, for a unique touch of style; just plan ahead for a concealed-type electrical socket in the floor that could make any plugging task effortless.

Add some vented doors on your design to allow air to circulate around the vegetable drawers, and a stainless steel cladding for a strong and resilient worktop.

Shaker chic
Give your classic Shaker-style kitchen island some contemporary update by painting it with the softest tone of grey. Place some polished handles and a pale granite worktop to guarantee a refined sparkle.

Double duty
Get an extra work space by extending the worktop beyond the footprint of your island. This simple enhancement makes a great breakfast bar and increases prep space without sacrificing valuable floor area.

The space-saver
If your kitchen has a smaller area, a slimline island is a treasured space saver. Pick one that has a wide bar with solid top and an unobtrusive column support on both ends to save maximum space.

Enhance a traditional butcher’s block
A chunky oak worktop with drawers placed beneath it can definitely boost a traditional butcher’s block. Drawers provide extra storage and functionality, and if you want to assign a perfect place to store your vegetables, a slatted base is just the thing for you.

Enhance the style and functionality of your kitchen with these practical island designs!