28 Sep Island Living
For most people when they’re thinking of their dream kitchen, an island is the first thing on the wish list. It’s more than just extra storage, it’s the hub of the kitchen; a place to do homework, have informal dinners and stand around sipping cocktails with friends.
Here are some of our favourite kitchen islands and some clever tricks to making the most of this key kitchen feature.
1. Storage, storage everywhere
Demonstrating perfectly the fact that an island is not just there to look good, it can also be used cleverly for extra storage on the non-kitchen side. Here, space for bar stools is framed perfectly by bookshelf ends to store recipe books, or just to show off your favourite things.
2. Part of the furniture
When is an island not an island? When it’s part of the furniture. In this stunning kitchen, a banquette seat has cleverly been positioned adjacent to the island to create an unforgettably stylish dining area. The pop of purple upholstery colour brings contemporary and classic together seamlessly.
3. No walls, no problem
In this world of open plan, an island can be the perfect way to divide a kitchen/dining area without diminishing that free-flow feel. Here, the dark painted cabinets are in contrast to the paler wall and floor cabinets to create a natural room divide between the two areas. Simply sensational.
Are you planning to include an island in your design? Speak to one of our designers today to help create your dream kitchen.