With the move towards larger, open-plan kitchen extensions, the kitchen island has become an essential feature. And it’s not hard to see why, given an island unit has lots to bring to a kitchen design.
The Island becomes the hub of the kitchen. It makes a kitchen more sociable as well as being able to add character and wow factor while providing extra prep and storage space. The island forms a boundary between the cooking zone and the living/dining area while maintaining the open plan.
Shape and size can be adjusted to suit your space; it can be long and slim, running parallel to the work area; neat and round in a compact room; or big and broad, housing a sink and appliances. It can accommodate dining also.
Don’t forget kitchen island lighting – it can turn a good-looking unit into a showstopper of a kitchen centrepiece.
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