Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the most common kitchen island design mistakes.

What are the most common kitchen island design mistakes?

A kitchen island can be a practical and stylish addition to any kitchen that has the space. This can add seating, storage and worktop space to your kitchen, while also working as a zonal divider in large open plan kitchens. However, when the kitchen island is not designed effectively, a number of issues can emerge. So what are the most common kitchen island design mistakes? Well, there are several, including:

  • Choosing a kitchen island that is too large- a kitchen island that is too big for the available space will make it more difficult to move around your space safely, and will be more of an obstacle than a useful addition to the space. This is an issue for both small and large kitchens alike.
  • Choosing a kitchen island that is not the right height- it can be common practice to choose a kitchen island that is the same height as the worktops in your kitchen. However, if you want to use your kitchen island for seating, this may need to be slightly lower in order to be comfortable, especially for younger members of your household. Additionally, some people may prefer a higher surface for preparing food, to make this activity easier, and reduce the amount of bending necessary.
  • Not deciding on the purpose of the kitchen island- a kitchen island can be used for any number of things in your home, and this includes adding seating, or storage, or a combination of the two, as well as worktop space, or even for adding a second sink basin. However, during the planning of your kitchen, you will need to decide on the purpose of the island, to ensure that you make the most practical choice for your household.

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