Kitchen islands are an increasingly popular choice with our customers here at HKS. An island can truly complete your kitchen and adds a real focal point to your space. It can create a perfect social hub whilst also bringing real practical benefits to your kitchen such as allowing you to incorporate additional storage and appliances into your design.
We’ve put together this blog which outlines six ways in which an island can transform your kitchen…
An On-Trend Look
Kitchens islands are becoming an ever-popular choice and it’s easy to see why with their breathtaking looks. There’s no denying that they make a design statement in any space. Opting for the same materials throughout your kitchen will create a seamless, linear design. Similarly, islands can also act as a great opportunity to showcase a bold colour or stone choice that really stands out and gives that extra wow factor to your kitchen.
More Space For Appliances
While the appearance of your kitchen is undoubtedly a significant factor in the design process, it is also important to consider your workflow and need for appliances. A kitchen island provides vast additional space to house a sink or hob, which will free up valuable countertop space elsewhere in the room as well as making it easier to navigate when cooking and preparing food.
Space For Entertaining
If you’re looking to create the perfect space for entertaining, an island will help to form a natural focal point for your guests. From crudités and cocktails to cooking a Sunday roast, an open plan kitchen and island setting will provide a relaxed space where everyone is able to socialise, including the chef.
Seating For All The Family
Extra seating for socialising or hosting a party will never go amiss in any kitchen design. Feature tall bar stools alongside an island will create a space that will allow everyone to be involved in the fun. Perfect for modern life, an island can provide casual seating in the heart of your home without having to set the dinner table every night.
Perfect For Kids
Ideal for after school snacks, homework and ‘what’s for dinner?’ demands, a kitchen island suits the daily occurrences of family life. Alongside being a place to dump the school bags, relaxed seating around an island will keep the kids within earshot, allowing them to help prepare dinner and talk about their day.
One of the most significant reasons many people include an island in their new design is to add valuable storage space to their kitchen. Whether this is with lower cabinet space or integrated drawers, additional island storage can provide easy access of utensils that are used more frequently. For a bespoke look, open shelving can also be added as a stylistic feature for showcasing crockery and cookery books.
If you’re looking to transform your kitchen, get in touch today to see how we can help you to plan the perfect space for your home.