What are the benefits of incorporating a kitchen island into your design?

In open-concept living spaces where boundaries blur between the kitchen, dining, and living areas, the kitchen island serves as a unifying force. By incorporating features such as built-in seating or integrated appliances, the island becomes more than just a culinary workspace; it becomes a multifunctional hub for cooking, dining, and socializing.

Style definitely does not have to be sacrified for storage, you truly can have the best of both. With an island you can extend to 1200w or deeper to have cabinets on both sides. The cabinets facing outwards to the kitchen can be cleverley concealed to look like panels but offer practical storage with push catches on the doors. Drawers on the working side of the kitchen is often the most practical place to have utensils and plates close at hand as the island serves as the perfect area for preparation. It is often the perfect place for the sink as it allows the cook to interact with the family whilst preparing or washing dishes.

We also love an island for its ability to be a place of gathering. Incorporating an overhang for breakfast bar seating allows family & friends a place to sit. It becomes a mini homework station whilst parents are cooking dinner and multi-tasking at its best! Its also provides a casual dining space whether for breakfast or additional seating when guests are over. We can also create a design with a dropped down bench at a standard dining table height to provide a dining table for areas that may be short on space to incorporate a table or for those want ingthe functionality of a dining area in their kitchen.

Beyond its practical utility, the kitchen island serves as a design diva, commanding attention with its captivating presence. Its design can be tailored to complement the overall aesthetic of the kitchen, whether it’s sleek and modern or cozy and traditional. From minimalist masterpieces adorned with clean lines to ornate islands featuring intricate detailing and proud kitckboards, there’s a style to suit every design preference. By incorporating decorative elements such as pendant lighting, decorative corbels, boxed ends, or ornamental handles, the island becomes a visual focal point that adds character and charm to the kitchen space.

Our Narellan showroom has multiple islands on display for you to view in both modern and hamptons style. Contact our team to book in a consult with one of our team.

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