In a large, open plan kitchen it can be important to create specific spaces or zones for different kitchen activities. From food preparation and cooking to eating and socializing, an open plan kitchen can be the perfect kitchen for family meals or entertaining. But to create these different zones, so that your kitchen can flow, you will need to seriously consider the layout and design. A kitchen island can be the perfect way to divide the space for different zonal areas. But what are the advantages of using kitchen islands to create zonal areas? Well, here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design professionals. As a result, we have produced this guide to zonal areas and kitchen islands.

What are the advantages of using kitchen islands to create zonal areas?

There are several advantages to dividing an open plan kitchen by using a specific kitchen island, or a pair of kitchen islands. These include:

  • Adding storage space- a dividing space by using a dining table or a breakfast bar can be useful, but a kitchen island can add additional storage space to your kitchen. From cabinets and draws to open shelving, kitchen islands can provide a variety of storage suitable for your needs and requirements.
  • Adding worktop space- a kitchen island can add worktop space that can bridge the gap between the food preparation area as well as the dining or entertaining area. This can help you stay involved in the conversation, while cooking up a delicious meal.
  • Adding seating- although an open plan kitchen will probably make use of a full seated or dining zone, adding a kitchen island means that you can also include a smaller seating area or breakfast bar which can be useful for more relaxed seating.

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