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Make a kitchen island central to your design

Kitchen Island in Dramatic Navy in two tone Sheraton Shaker Kitchen

Is a kitchen island at the top of your wishlist?

A kitchen island is often a favourite when we begin to discuss kitchen features, layouts and dream designs with our customers, and there are good reasons for this!

  • An island provides worktop space for food preparation
  • It’s somewhere for sitting, eating and chatting together
  • It gives you extra storage
  • It creates a great focal point for your kitchen

Kitchen islands add value to your space

Designer kitchen - with the latest NEFF appliances

All the space you need to prepare a meal using the latest appliances 

Symphony Indigo Kitchen from the Ashbourne range. Blanco Sink and Chalet Oak and Quartz stone worktops

A place to share a meal in the heart of your home

Crystal Gloss Light Grey Kitchen Island

Extra pan storage just where it’s needed or how about a wine cooler or second fridge?

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Light up your island

Pendant lighting above an island countertop is an opportunity to create a real  focal point. Beautiful hanging lights will bring character and individuality to your kitchen. Look for dimmable lighting to set the mood for dining and entertaining.

Large globe pendant lights give this preparation island real impact. If your island needs bright, clear task lighting, recessed downlights also work well, giving you flexibility and precision.

Lighting is a key feature of any kitchen. Our kitchen specialists can put together a lighting plan to deliver the perfect light levels for your island and  the entire kitchen.

grey kitchen with island and cantelevered breakfast bar

Customise your kitchen island

Choose a complementary colour or finish for your island cabinets to create a kitchen with individuality. The kitchens we supply offer a wide range of colours and finishes so you can mix and match cabinets to create impact.

Our designers are expert in customising fitted kitchens so that every kitchen we supply has a unique look. This beautiful Shaker Kitchen from Sheraton Kitchens has a feature island finished in handsome grey blue Anthracite surrounded by wall units finished in a neutral Sandstone.

For more ideas of combining a splash of colour with neutrals or greys, explore these kitchen ideas.

Kitchen Ideas - Manor House Shaker Kitchen from Sheraton Kitchens in Sandstone and Anthracite with kitchen island

 Kitchen islands create the wow factor

The result looks amazing, even better than our expectations! The quality is first class.

Stephanie, Ruskington

Kitchen island solutions for customers

A kitchen island can increase the usable space in your kitchen

An island for the perfect working triangle

This kitchen island has an induction hob with a sleek low profile and safety features, and helps make the most of available space for preparing meals. It creates the efficient working triangle needed to help movement flow when using the sink, hob and fridge.

An island hugely improves the layout of a single wall or L shaped kitchens. And there’s no doubt it also makes a kitchen much more sociable – you can prepare a meal without having your back to anyone else in the room!

Kitchen Island - blue kitchen with quartz worktop

An island for dining and entertaining

If you’ve got space, why not plan for a large multi-use installation like this spectacular white quartz island for a family kitchen? It’s a flexible home working space as well as a place for dining and entertaining.

If seating is your priority, you’ll need counter width to tuck in stools and tall chairs. Pop-up power sockets and USB ports are a great idea. They drop out of sight when not needed, leaving the counter top beautifully clear.

Cantilevered islands save on space

A cantilevered kitchen worktop extends your kitchen island to create a ‘floating’ kitchen table. It’s a great way to create a smooth and seamless transition between kitchen and dining areas in an open plan space.

It’s an ideal design solution for smaller kitchens where there’s not enough room for a separate dining table.

Grey kitchen with cantelevered breakfast bar on the kitchen Island - chanceoptions homes

Stepped islands for multi-use

Islands with stepped counter heights are a clever design solution if you want your available counter area to serve more than one purpose.

Make a statement by selecting complementary finishes: warm wood and cool stone, sparkling quartz and dark granite – the options are endless.

Marble and oak are used to spectacular effect in this customer’s two-tone stepped island.  Supplied by German kitchen makers, Rotpunkt, this stepped island provides a breakfast bar and lower table level for informal dining.

Kitchen Island with cantelevered breakfast bar at separate height

A kitchen island suits all kitchen styles

Combine your kitchen island with modern kitchen units or country kitchen cabinets. Check out other kitchen styles we love:

Country Kitchens
Modern Kitchens
Small Kitchems

Get started with a free design consultation

If you’ve got some ideas for a design, but you’re not sure what’s available in your budget, why not speak to one of our expert kitchen designers? Leave your contact details below and we’ll be in touch.