Dream Bespoke Kitchen Islands

When we look at kitchen wish lists and talk to our clients, a kitchen island is always mentioned. There are many reasons why islands are popular in the home today, with so many options to choose from and a place where everything is situated. Some are designed specifically for food prep and others are the main cooking hub.

Are you building a kitchen that is focused on entertaining so your island will become the place to gather with a glass of wine? Will it have a built in wine cooler and storage for glassware? When it comes down to the planning of the kitchen island you need to discuss with the designer exactly how you plan to use it, making you end up with a design that’s perfect for you and your lifestyle.

A truly bespoke design has endless possibilities and you will see this in some of our examples we will show you throughout this blog.

One of our projects completed in the last few years in Billericay is where we find this fantastic island featuring a number of angles to the back and sides topped with a fabulous quartz worktop fitting the shape perfectly. This shape was a first for us and completely designed to our client’s specifications. It just shows you that a truly bespoke design allows you to create pretty much anything.

A solid wood skirting style plinth completes the look and a drop-down ceiling with integrated extractor suspends above. As soon as you walk into this room your eyes are immediately drawn to the unique shape of the island.

It houses the hob and features plenty of storage to make it a versatile island that’s ideal for all the family.

Another unique shaped island is at the Broxbourne project. With a white and green themed kitchen and a large L-shaped layout, the island is centrally positioned to make an impact as soon as you walk through the door. It has been designed with a circular front and finished with a granite top to make it that little bit extra special.

A kitchen island has to be practical and designed in a way that fills the room and gives it purpose. If you are adding an island to an open-plan space, think about adding seating just like our clients have below. You could integrate a table with seating to make your island the social spot to gather when entertaining in your hub of the home. Whether you use the seating area for brunch, completing homework with the children, or working from home it becomes a very versatile and useful space that emphasizes the sociable element of your kitchen that you have wanted to create.

Our client below in Clayhall integrated a quartz table to their island with a 50mm thickness, allowing it to be dropped down from the island top. A luxurious table has been created for mealtimes, working from home, and socialising with friends and family. We are also loving the curved end making it a bespoke unique piece.

You can also experiment with different materials and textures on your island such as quartz, granite, and solid wood. Many people choose a statement colour on the island and then use a contrasting material or texture to complete the look.

Our client below in Potter’s Bar opted for three different worktop materials in the kitchen with the island featuring two of them. The main island is completed with a black granite for style and simplicity, and a pedestal table was added to one end in solid wood for the perfect seating area.

Our project in Upminster has an island in the middle that has a contrasting material for the breakfast bar part at a lower level. It works wonders in this Scandinavian style and offers an alternative seating arrangement.

If you are considering a kitchen island in your hub of the home and you want to achieve the perfect one talk to us today – we look forward to hearing from you. We will put your dreams into reality with one of our truly bespoke handmade kitchens!

Fancy two islands instead of one? Check out our article on two kitchen islands

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