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Storage options for your kitchen island

When it comes to your new fitted kitchen, you need to make sure you use all of the space to your advantage. And this includes the space afforded by the kitchen island. Whether you’ve chosen a round island or a rectangular island, there should be a fair amount of storage available. And here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen experts. So we have produced this guide to storage options for your kitchen island.


Using drawers in your kitchen island, instead of cupboards can actually provide more than 30% more storage space. Just think about your tin cupboard, and all the wasted space. Why not store all those tins in a deep draw instead, and save your cupboard space for other items.

And if you have a contemporary kitchen, and need a flat finish, why not hide these drawers behind a cupboard door. That way you have the same finish, but with more storage.

When choosing drawers, you need to make sure your chosen design can support a lot of weight, and that the drawers are deep enough to store bigger pots and pans if necessary.


Shelves can be a fantastic option for kitchen islands. You can store those cook books and recipe books, jars and preserves, and even your mugs or glasses. But while this will look incredible in a traditional or a rustic kitchen, it might detract from the desired effect in a contemporary kitchen. Where the emphasis is on smooth and streamlined finishes.

Larder style pull-outs

Pull out larders can be really practical inside your kitchen island. This is because you can store things like spices, tins and condiments in the pull out, and they will take up a lot less room than a drawer or cupboard.


Glass fronted or closed off, cupboards can be used in your kitchen island to give your kitchen a lot more storage space. In fact, cupboards are probably one of the best storage options for your kitchen island because they can suit any home or style.

For more information, get in touch with the experts today, here at Homematas.