Getting your kitchen design right is essential to creating a functional and practical space that’s safe and comfortable for all the family. The size of the room will determine the best layout for your kitchen space, alongside any additional priorities you may have in terms of family size, appliance needs, and how high and wide you’ll want your cabinets.
What is an island kitchen?
This layout is probably the most popular design element of recent years, where an island sits in the centre of the room with worktops along the surrounding walls, providing a multifunctional space that can work as somewhere to cook, eat or entertain.
The island kitchen provides a large work surface and/or storage area in the middle of the kitchen in addition to three units that run across its three surrounding walls. This is really only a suitable option for larger kitchens as the floor space has to be big enough to incorporate the extra island, but its placement is a great way to create a natural and effective work flow. It can act as a bridge between work zones, cutting down on leg work and effort meaning you don’t have as far to travel when creating your culinary favourites.
There’s a lot of versatility with a kitchen island as it can incorporate a hob for cooking, a sink, or just be an additional preparation area or space for eating. It also allows for plenty of storage opportunities whether as cabinets, shelves or even a wine fridge.
It’s also the perfect place where you can interact with family and friends, making the kitchen the social hub of the house. Don’t forget to make sure that the island gets appropriate lighting, as you’ll need it to be bright enough to perform cooking tasks but also adaptable to create a cosy ambience.
If you’re still not sure which layout is the best for your kitchen, get in touch with our team today.
More Kitchen Layouts
If you are looking for inspiration for a new kitchen, take a look at these kitchen designs to see what might work for you.