The island is much more than simply a current trend, it is designed around your lifestyle. It can create either a harmonious link between the Kitchen and Living/Dining areas or it can be the main attraction, full of designer flare and functionality. Designed in many different ways, the island can often contain rounded corners for softness or it can be designed with very clean lines. using a number of elements including side panels which match the worksurface, accent colours or bespoke shelving elements to give your Kitchen the personal touch for a relaxed, social environment.
Central islands are often chosen for spacious Kitchens (over 20m2) and allows for a simple eating area / breakfast bar or for cooking appliances to be situated in the middle of the room to create a real feature. When installing an island, it is important to maintain good circulation around the room allowing 90cm for drawers to open and 1m20 for two people to pass easily.
It may be wide enough to accommodate storage on both sides or, if situated in an open plan setting, be designed with decorative shelving for decorative objects visible to the living / dining area.
Other layout examples
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The L-Shaped kitchen design is the most popular layout as it requires little space and suits open, half open and closed Kitchens. It can also accommodate a breakfast bar or simply define living / dining areas for entertaining with friends and family.
A U-Shaped fitted kitchen is compact and clever! It is the ideal solution for a well-conceived design in small areas. Used on 3 walls or 2 walls with a bar, it furnishes a perfect blend of functionality and style adapted to open or closed Kitchens.
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