The kitchen is the hub of the home, and if you are fortunate enough to have the space in yours, then it is indeed worth having a kitchen island put in as part of any new kitchen that you plan. A well-planned kitchen island can be an incredibly versatile space, it not only adds storage but also offers you a place to eat amongst other things. Bespoke kitchen islands can also be a great way in which you can break up the kitchen in order to create two very separate and distinct areas within the same room.
When it comes to adding anything new to your home, redesigning a kitchen can be one of the most challenging rooms and adding a kitchen island into the design can also be tricky. So, if you want a plan that will really work for you.
Here Are Our Suggestions on What You Should Consider Including.
#1. What Function Will Your Kitchen Island Have?
Before you can consider what, you should include in your kitchen island you first need to identify what its function will be. Many people choose to add an eating area to one side of their kitchen island to act as somewhere you can grab a quick snack without the formality of having to sit at a table. The other half of the island is often devoted to cooking or food preparation. If you are someone who really loves cooking, then you might like the idea of an area where you can prepare food while your friends sit nearby socializing as you create a wonderful meal. For many people, this layout works really well. If you do want to use part of your kitchen island for food preparation, your choice will be between workspace or a combination of workspace and perhaps a hob.
A kitchen island can also be a convenient space to place some of your appliances. If a sink features in the design of your island, then you may want to have a dishwasher close to hand as well. Alternatively, you may want to consider a small under counter fridge in addition to any larger fridge you might have elsewhere in the kitchen. Refrigerator drawers would work exceptionally well if the primary function of your island is to create a space where you can prepare food.
If you want a hob built into your kitchen island, then you may also want to consider if you would prefer your oven to be there as well or if it would work better for you elsewhere in the kitchen.
A kitchen island can also increase the amount of storage space that you have for all your kitchen equipment. If this is an essential feature for you, then consider whether you would prefer cupboards or whether drawers would be more useful. Obviously, if you want to use part of the kitchen island as an eating area, then you will probably have a little less storage space.
You can also make a real feature of your kitchen island by incorporating a shelving unit at one side that can be used to store all your cookery books.
#4. Ask the Experts
There are so many variables that you will want to take into consideration when designing your kitchen island, so it is a good idea to find a company that specializes in bespoke kitchen islands as part of their kitchen design and installation service. They will be able to talk you through the pros and cons of any design features you may be considering for your kitchen island and make suggestions that will work for you based on how you want to use your kitchen.