Deciding to install a kitchen island is usually an easy choice. If you have the room, a kitchen island can increase your storage space, your worktop space, and be a practical and stylish addition to your kitchen. But there are a range of choices you will need to make, to make sure you get the kitchen island you need. Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. From country to contemporary, we have something for every home. As a result, we have produced this guide to the key decisions for an effective kitchen island.
Key decisions for an effective kitchen island
If your kitchen island will be both practical and stylish, there are some considerations and decisions you will need to make. These include:
- The shape of the kitchen island- square and rectangular kitchen islands are probably the most common, but hexagonal and round islands are also popular. Choose a shape that fits with the style of the rest of your kitchen. Otherwise your island could look out of place.
- The style of the kitchen island- traditional, or contemporary, rustic or country kitchen, your kitchen island needs to match. So choose an option that will compliment the rest of your design choices.
- The size of the kitchen island- for smaller kitchens, you will need a smaller island. But for larger kitchens, you can choose the size to fit the space you want. Make sure the surface is large enough for food preparation, if that’s what you need. And you might think about a larger kitchen island, to use as a seating space, if that is one of the main reasons for choosing a kitchen island
- The purpose of the kitchen island- deciding on the purpose of the island, is the key place to start. This will help you make decisions about the shape, style and size of the kitchen island. So that you can choose something that will meet your requirements.
Why not take a look at our range of kitchens and kitchen islands today, here at Homematas.