There are many reasons why adding a kitchen island to your space is a great idea. They can add extra functionality and storage to the whole of your space, as well as creating a divider between the different areas in an open-plan.
Large kitchens are made for an island, turning them into a great social space. Some kitchens, unfortunately, do not have the space for them.
We have designed many islands across our handmade kitchens from ones that are mobile to ones that are a solid fixed seating area.
- The island can be used to entertain guests, serve drinks, or let them watch you prepare the food and start a conversation.
- Prepare food on a kitchen island. You can feature cooktops and sinks into the design to add functionality to the whole of the kitchen. More worktop space allows you to comfortably prepare food with room to manoeuvre and by having your utensils within easy reach.
- They can act a divider, providing a boundary between the cooking zone and living/dining area.
- Great for the children to do their homework, or help prepare dinner. The children can feel part of the action and also be in close eye view.
- Extra seating for the family at mealtimes
Many of us dream for a statement island, whether they are long and slim running parallel to the work area, or neat and round to fit in a smaller space.
At the Handmade Kitchen Company, we can design and build any shape and sized island to suit your space and requirements.
The island in this kitchen is truly unique. It features our popular classic shaker style and a sawn oak breakfast bar/dining table with hidden storage below. It has also been the perfect place to house the Wolf Induction Hob and Downdraft Extractor, working as one of the points of the ‘kitchen triangle’.
The kitchen in this property was designed with Ginger and Mylo, an interior designer. We had a large blank canvas to work with and the island was a great choice to provide a divider to the other areas of the open-plan space. It includes plenty of storage solutions, a sink area, a bespoke pedestal table and a place for the hob.
As you can see a high attention to detail and a luxurious look was provided in this kitchen space to flow beautifully through to the living space. The island provides our client with extra storage, worktop space and an additional sink area completed with Perrin & Rowe taps.
The island was designed to provide a statement piece in this hub of the home. It has been hand-painted in a darker colour to bring all the design aesthetics together. It provides a space for the sink, a seating area and lots of worktop and storage area. It also features our bespoke chopping boards that are made to fit.
A single galley kitchen sits in this property with an island to add an extra run. A beautiful gas hob sits centrally, with bar stools the other side giving this hub of the home extra seating. It’s the perfect place for guests to start up a conversation while sipping on a fruity cocktail.
This room was the perfect size to add an elegant island in the middle with a chandelier suspended above! Our client opted for a two-tone colour scheme, so the island provided the room with a bold statement. The sink area was added to the island with enough space for prepping food and a comfy seating area.
Modern Shaker – Chigwell
This moveable kitchen island we designed for our client in Chigwell offers more floor space and a section of the kitchen to prepare on. Once finished with it can be rolled back underneath the kitchen cabinets out of the way. This practical work surface can be positioned wherever our client wants within their space.
A large island sits in the middle of this open-plan space, finished with a solid wood top and our modern shaker furniture. The main purpose of this island was to add extra functionality to the room with more storage and worktop space and a striking statement. There was even enough room for a prep sink!
This large extension provides a multi-functional room for all the family, including the kitchen, dining room, garden room, playroom and office. The grand island sits centrally dividing the space and adding a place for the kitchen sink and an area to entertain. It has been hand-painted in a darker hue to catch the eye of all guests who enter.