Kitchen islands are a popular addition to any medium to large kitchen space. But how can you choose the right kitchen island to complement your kitchen space? Well, here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. From contemporary to traditional kitchens, we help homeowners and property developers make the right design choices. This includes kitchen islands. And this is our guide to everything you should consider when choosing a kitchen island.

What are the important considerations when choosing a kitchen island?

There are a number of considerations to take into account when choosing the perfect kitchen island for your kitchen space. These considerations include:

  • The purpose of the kitchen island
  • The size of the kitchen island
  • The shape of the kitchen island

The purpose of the kitchen island

In any medium to large kitchens a kitchen island should have a definitive purpose. The most popular of these tend to include:

  • Storage- a kitchen island can add a good amount of storage space to your kitchen. This can contain both cabinet space and drawers, or even shelf units, depending on your preference.
  • Seating- a kitchen island can be a perfect option for adding kitchen seating to your space. Whether you opt for a breakfast bar, or a more formal seating option with a lower level table, the kitchen island can be very versatile.
  • Food preparation- the kitchen island adds practical worktop space which can be perfect for food preparation. You could also add a sink here which can be very useful for preparing both meat and vegetables.

The size of the kitchen island

Choosing the right size of kitchen island can be essential if this is to fit perfectly in your kitchen space, with plenty of room to walk around on all sides. This means choosing the right width as well as the right height, to be as practical and useful as possible in your kitchen space.

The shape of the kitchen island

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

  • rectangles
  • squares
  • rounded islands
  • hexagonal islands

For more information or advice, why not get in touch with the team today? Or check out what we can offer online or in store, here at MLS Kitchens.


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