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Choosing the right shape for your kitchen island

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Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen experts. From the kitchen style, to the cabinets, we can help you make all the right decisions and create a kitchen that you will enjoy for a long time to come. This includes kitchen islands. Kitchen islands are a popular way of adding space, storage and style to a medium to large kitchen, or an open plan kitchen. And they are available in a range of shapes to suit all kitchen styles, designs and spaces. As a result, we have produced this guide to choosing the right shape for your kitchen island.

Choosing the right shape for your kitchen island

Kitchen islands are available in a variety of shapes, including:

  • rectangular kitchen islands
  • square kitchen islands
  • curved kitchen islands
  • round kitchen islands

Each of these shape options have their own advantages and draw-backs.

Rectangular kitchen islands

Rectangular kitchen islands tend to run parallel to the work-surfaces and cabinet spaces in the kitchen. And this makes a stylish addition to any medium or large sizes kitchen. Because rectangular kitchen islands tend to be long, straight and slim, they can also make for a good seating place in the kitchen. As a result, one side of the island will often use an overhanging edge to create a seating area, where bar stools or chairs can be tucked underneath. While this is very practical for kitchens with limited seating options, it can reduce the amount of storage space provided by the kitchen island.

Curved kitchen island

Kitchen islands that are curved can look stunning in a wide range of kitchens. Especially contemporary kitchens where they bring added depth to a space that is sometimes focused only on straight lines and edges. Curved kitchen islands include those that are S shaped, and ovular, and they can also accommodate a seating area.

Round kitchen islands

Kitchen islands that are entirely round tend to be smaller than other options, and used entirely as an additional work-surface and storage space. These can look incredible in both contemporary and traditional kitchens, and they are also really practical.

For more information or advice about choosing the right shape for your kitchen island, get in touch with the experts today, here at Homematas.