One of the latest design trends involves using not just one kitchen island, but two. This can be a practical and visually effective option for larger kitchens that have the space to implement this, and for open plan kitchen layouts. However, to makes sure you are getting the most out of this design choice, there are a number of considerations to take into account. Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design professionals. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know when planning two islands for the kitchen.
What are the important considerations for double kitchen islands
If you are planning to install two kitchen islands, there are some things you should consider, including:
- The purpose of each island- with two kitchen islands, you can make use of each one of these for a clear and defined purpose. For example, one may be used for food preparation and storage, while the other is used for seating or an additional sink area. Making sure each island serves a purpose can help to ensure that all space is used effectively.
- The kitchen layout- using two kitchen islands can alter the layout of your kitchen. To make sure this change is positive, be sure to think about the high traffic flow within your kitchen, and the way you would like this to be directed. Otherwise your new kitchen islands could be in the way.
- Kitchen zones- for open plan layouts, kitchen islands are particularly effective for dividing the large space into zones. So be sure to position these islands in the perfect zonal areas, but also make sure that the purpose of the island matches the zone. For example, a kitchen island for food preparation would be better suited closer to the kitchen cupboards, oven and sink, than one that is to be used for kitchen seating.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at MLS Kitchens.