Dreaming of a kitchen with an island?

We get it. Over the last few years, they’ve become a staple of the modern home. A trend that has been seen all over the world. And although it may seem like a pipedream, for more and more people, a kitchen island is becoming a reality.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, lots of home-owners have chosen to embark on home improvement projects – and many are now biting the bullet and installing a kitchen island. . So, if you’ve been pondering the idea, now could be the time to get one for yourself.

Read on to find out…

Size of the room

The most important thing to consider when thinking about installing a kitchen island (by far!) is the size of the room. You have probably seen many kitchen islands in larger kitchens, where they close up unnecessary floor space by creating a useful centrepiece.

It is usually the case that kitchen islands work better in larger rooms, but with islands, it’s far from a “one size fits all” approach. In fact, we have seen many smaller kitchens successfully add a kitchen island to their design. So, if your room is on the small side and you feel an island may be out of the equation, don’t immediately rule it out.

Is it safe to do so?

The size of your kitchen may be large enough to incorporate an island, but it’s also important to consider its positioning. This is a vital aspect to ensure its safety and convenience.. You should ideally leave enough space for someone to use the worktop parallel to it, with room for someone to walk behind them.

Moreover, if you position your kitchen island too close to your kitchen doors, or doors of appliances such as a dishwasher, which open downwards, then you could risk damage or trips and falls for people trying to get past with sharp objects or hot items.

You should consider whether it is safe to install a kitchen island, and how you can optimise your island to ensure that it will be a brilliant addition to your home, rather than a hindrance.

Island intentions

It is all well and good having a vision of a kitchen island, but do you know what you are going to do with it? The beauty of an island is that it is versatile, and can be used in many ways, as you see fit! One way could be using it as a place to eat, bringing the household together instead of a dining table. You could also incorporate kitchen cupboards in your island as an extra storage option to make your kitchen as efficient as possible, which is especially useful with a busy household!

Modern kitchen islands also incorporate appliances such as wine coolers, ovens, or hobs to provide more space on existing worktops. Nowadays, the choice is well and truly yours as to what you want to achieve with your island!

Get in touch

Would you like some more information on how you could incorporate a kitchen island in your home? If so, be sure to contact the experts at Kitchen Warehouse today! As well as providing many kitchen cabinets and replacement kitchen doors for your islands, we are also the kitchen experts. We can tell you all you need to know about this potential new addition to your room.

To contact us, simply give us a call on 01795 640 000 or email us at contact@kitchenwarehouseltd.com. Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.