If you have the space (you often need less than you think) for a kitchen island, it can really be the crowning glory of arguably the most important room in your home.
However, that doesn’t make the choice of kitchen island any easier. But that’s where we come in, because the Modern Homes team has spent years helping homeowners choose and install the best kitchen islands for their needs and budgets.
What makes a great kitchen island
The kitchen is the heart of every home, and a kitchen island is one of the best ways to add an area where family and friends can come together for work and play.
The best kitchen islands are mindful of kitchen ‘traffic’, feature utilities which enjoy plenty of use and enable people to comfortably sit at or stand by them. They also add considerably to the overall look, feel, and aesthetics of the kitchen design.
How to choose the right kitchen island
When planning your kitchen island, you need to start by assessing the space you have available. You’ll be surprised by how little space you need to accommodate a great kitchen island, but it’s also important not to overdo it and create something which becomes an inconvenience for the rest of the kitchen.
When you have the size in mind, start thinking about how people might sit at the island (if you want them to), and whether or not you want to integrate any appliances such as a sink or hob. Think about internal storage, too, and whether you want to integrate something like a dishwasher.
The benefits of a kitchen island
When you consider how much time you spend in your kitchen, it becomes obvious how important surface space is. Whether you’re cooking, playing, or working in your kitchen, you’ll want plenty of space to feel unhindered in whatever you’re doing.
A kitchen island can be a real statement piece within a modern home, but it’ll also become one of the most used surfaces in the room – more so than the rest of the worktops, in many cases.
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