Kitchen islands make a versatile addition to any kitchen area as they provide a stylish and functional focal point within the room. Whether you have a modern or traditional home, these kitchen features are perfect for food preparation, storage and dining. From large and chunky traditional designs to sleek and modern styles, there is a kitchen island to suit all homes.

Traditional Dining

Traditional kitchen islands make a great alternative to a traditional dining table and can be used to compliment a rustic or period style kitchen area. A large chunky wood island can be partnered with simple oak bar stools and a wooden or marble style worktop to create a cosy and homely feel in your kitchen area. For a more shabby chic style design then opt for a panelled wood island painted in crisp white, cream or pastel tones that can be complimented with a medium oak work top and pastel painted stools for a fresh and uplifting interior look. These styles of islands also work well with an inbuilt sink or hob for added function and practicality.

Modern Dining
pexels-photo-273843Modern kitchen islands will create a sleek and artistic centrepiece in a contemporary high gloss or minimal kitchen area. A cube shaped or oval high gloss island in sleek monochrome or bold colourful finishes can be teamed with a polished cement or glittering granite worktop to create a sophisticated and glamorous look in your room. Include some mood lighting around the seating area that will provide a relaxed yet luxurious ambiance in which to dine and team with modern chrome and acrylic bar stools for a classic contemporary look. For a more modern industrial style, select a reclaimed wood or palette style island with a copper or brushed metal worktop and partner with industrial metal stools.

Traditional Storage

pexels-photo-271647Islands are a great way of providing additional storage space in your kitchen interior.  For a traditional and rustic look in your kitchen area, select an island that features large wooden drawers and cupboard areas that are perfect for storing any fruit and vegetables or kitchen accessories or alternatively opt for an island with basket style storage that is sure to create a country cottage style in your home. You can also include a wooden wine rack that provides functional storage and visual detail as well as hooks and hanging areas for any pots pans and utensils.

Modern Storage

Modern kitchens should look sleek and minimal therefore it is important for your room to have as much hidden storage space as possible to prevent your kitchen looking uncluttered. A modern kitchen island with handle less doors and drawers will provide the ideal space for your pots and pans or large crockery items while invisible drawers can be used for storing your cutlery and utensils. Modern islands can also include some small shelving areas in a central or end position that is perfect for housing your recipe books or herbs and spices.  You can further this hidden storage idea by including an in built waste bin and recycling bin to ensure that your kitchen interior remains sleek and stylish.

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