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Choosing a kitchen island

A fantastic addition to both contemporary and traditional kitchens, the kitchen island needs to be both practical and stylish. Available in a full range of shapes, sizes and styles, choosing a kitchen island can be more difficult than you might initially think. Especially as you need to consider both the practical aspects, and the style of the island. Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to choosing a kitchen island.

Kitchen islands

An incredibly versatile addition a kitchen, a kitchen can island can be used to eat or prepare food from. It can be long and slim, or broad and square. It can house just a few cupboards and shelves, or your appliances and the sink. As you can see, the options are endless.
Whichever you choose, a kitchen island has two parts. A public side and a working side. The working side will have deeper cabinets for storage. And this can be a handy place to store the items you will need for food prep. In contrast, the public side will be more decorative and neat.

What do you need your kitchen island to do?

The purpose of your kitchen island will determine how it looks, and what kind of size you need. The most common uses include adding an extra food preparation area with additional storage, providing a boundary in open plan kitchens, providing a table surface, and housing appliances.

The design

For your kitchen island you should consider the design. After all, it needs to fit with the overall theme and style of the kitchen. You should think about:

  • The size- In general larger kitchens mean you can fit a larger island, while a smaller kitchen will need a smaller island. Getting the size right is crucial for getting the right look for your kitchen, as well as the practicalities.
  • Shape- With more kitchen space, you can be more creative with the shape of your kitchen island. Curves and round islands can be incredibly impressive, while rectangular and square islands are timeless.
  • The style

For more information or advice, or to begin looking for your perfect kitchen, why not take a look at what can offer, here at Homematas?