February 22, 2023

Finding the right balance between functionality and style is the recipe for success in your bespoke kitchen island.

The island can be the focal point of the room, and often has the highest amount of use whether it is for prepping, cooking, and baking or entertaining and dining. Kitchen islands can provide extra workspace, seating, storage, appliances, and more – it’s up to you to decide how you’d like your custom kitchen island to work and look.

The key to getting your kitchen island design right is to ensure it has adequate amount of space on the worktop while also ample room around it to ensure the kitchen is easy to manoeuvre for the whole family. Here are some of the most popular styles of bespoke kitchen islands for some inspiration for your new kitchen:

Galley Islands

Simple, sleek and straightforward galley islands work great in most kitchen layouts. The layout ensures a smooth flow of movement and is suitable for bar stools as a casual seating option.

Both modern and traditional galley kitchens islands can look stunning and provide functionality in whatever size space you have. Incorporate a sink or a cooker in the centre to free up counter space (and give your significant other room to do half of the work!)

Incorporate a custom Champagne trough within your island for an extra bit of glam!

Kitchen islands with a bar table

Custom kitchen islands that incorporate an additional raised seating area will add a wow factor to your kitchen. The integrated yet separate design with help to keep children or company away from the mess or heat that can occur while cooking.

kitchen island with raised table

Add a wooden chopping block style bar table to a contemporary kitchen design to make the room feel cosy, or ask your kitchen designer to use the same material as the island worktop for a seamless appearance.

Kitchen islands with a built-in diner

Family kitchens can benefit from the practicality of having an island with built-in seating for a corner dining table. This saves space as opposed to having an island and a dining table, and will make your kitchen design truly distinctive. Bench seating is comfortable and intimate and the design helps to make the room feel luxuriously spacious.

What type of kitchen island design are you craving? We’d love to make your kitchen dreams come to life!

Bespoke Interiors designs, manufactures and installs custom kitchens throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and the North East – get in touch today to discuss your kitchen project.

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