Make the most of Summer

With the start of summer, we are all looking forward to the warmer weather and longer hours of sunshine. It’s a great time to organise and prepare for those those much-awaited BBQs and dinner parties in your home. One great place to socialise, catch-up and entertain whilst you’re cooking is a kitchen island.


Kitchen islands have become an essential feature in many kitchens and are useful and multifunctional. It is a perfect central unit to bring everything in the space together. An island unit brings lots of practicalities to the kitchen, creating extra prep space and can help spread out the busy hotspots of activity (away from the stove or fridge area).

Entertaining your guest

Kitchen islands can also integrate extra seating into the environment, which works perfectly if you’re preparing food whilst entertaining guests or catching up with friends and family members. Many island-owners incorporate bar stools or seating that can easily be stored away when not in use.

With the extra storage space, you can be more creative on how you store or even exhibit your kitchen appliances, equipment and even food and drink for your event. For your summer party, inbuilt wine racks are a great feature to have for entertaining your guests. You can also add hanging shelving units that provide further storage for crockery, utensials and other kitchen equipment – showcasing your culinary experience and avid love for cooking!

Dividing the Room

Kitchen islands can also work as room dividers, especially where kitchens and living room spaces have merged into one. Rather than building extra rooms or partition walls, an island doesn’t close up your space but creates a distinguishable separation that retains an openness.

Style and Ergonomics

Kitchen islands offers the possibility of adding more characteristics and personality to your kitchen. With a wide variety of cabinet door styles and draw handles to choose from, you can add that extra touch of personal taste and style.

There are various options of surface materials to make your island both practical and aesthetic. Options include polished granite, wood, marble, concrete, soapstone, slate in addition to metals psych as stainless steel.

If you are looking to add a sink to your kitchen island worktop this also opens up endless possibilities of choices in what basin, tap and even what drying area you want built in.

Kitchen islands can be fitted with high-quality appliances such as fridges and dishwashers, extra storage units and cupboards.

For more information on how you can refresh or incorporate a kitchen island into your kitchen please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our expert team.

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