Sunday, 17 October 2010

Kitchen Islands in 2011

Kitchen islands will become the icon of modern kitchens in 2011 and it's easy to see why.

Because it is true that "everbody ends up in the kitchen", a well-designed island offers a casual place for people to congregate, cook and just eat snacks.

Kitchen islands
are functional. They save space, are accessible from all sides and serve the function of a variety of tasks. Space saving is such an important consideration these days when many people have very small kitchens and no room for the old big kitchen table and chairs. Kitchen islands can be designed for many different uses. It really depends on what you want to do.

Fitted with a kitchen sink, hob, warming drawers, refrigerator and a dishwasher, kitchen islands make food preparation and cleaning up more convenient and social. Positioned as a room divider, a kitchen island creates a galley kitchen and provides a serving area from for parties. Kitchen Islands also add beauty and architectural interest to the kitchen.

Kitchen islands can be fixed or moveable, curved, rectangular, square or circular in shape. Islands can be plumbed and wired for running water and lighting. You can incorporate appliances such as sinks, ovens and dishwashers. Finishes can include wood, stainless steel, laminate, stone, metal, eco-friendly materials etc.

Dimensions can be customized to fit your particular space. Worktops can be as for any cabinetry can include a breakfast bar, overhung worktops for eating at. Storage can be added for kitchen utensils, decorative items, books and wine racks. A conventional extractor can be mounted above the kitchen island if it contains your hob but these days downdraft extractors are becoming more popular. Downdraft extractors can be retracted into a base unit when not being used.

Kitchen islands
work well in U-shaped and L-shaped kitchens because they shorten the distance of the working triangle traffic. Islands also add beauty and architectural interest to any and all modern kitchens.


  1. This blog is very nice....
    Kitchen Islands is very beautiful and kitchen design is very well.....


  2. really nice kitchen there, im in the process of design a new kitchen. Do not know whether to get an island or not. They do look really good though. Im looking for a bespoke kitchens for my flat in london but it way to small for most of the fitted kitchens

  3. This is great blog post. The kitchen islands is beautiful, I agree.

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  4. Kitchen is now not only place for cooking,it also improve as place for family and friends to gather.