It’s the end of the year, and we’re talking about the end of the kitchen island, but not to worry, we don’t mean it’s the end of islands in your kitchen designs! We’re talking about how to make the most of your island, well the end of it. We have a host of ideas on how to make that prime real estate in your kitchen, work hard and look great.
Make it informal by extending your worktop and adding bar stools. Or incorporate a lower, standard height section to your island and create a stylish dining area.
Rack em up
The end of an island is the ideal spot for a set of racks or hooks. Make those items you use on a daily basis easily accessible and visible. Choose from tea towel hooks, wine racks, spice racks, and book and magazine racks.
You can also factor in storage options for bigger items. Keep it behind closed doors with cabinets or choose open shelving options so you can display your favourite and most-used pieces.
We like a combination of open shelving with a drawer, giving you the flexibility to have some items on display and some stowed away.
If your dream kitchen island is more about having a design statement than having extra storage, a waterfall edge could be just the ticket.
A waterfall edge is where the worktop continues at a 90-degree angle and down to the floor. Waterfall edges are particularly stunning with dramatic veined worktops, like the one pictured here from a kitchen we designed for a period property in Horsham. They are a contemporary design statement and give your kitchen a really seamless aesthetic.
A really great feature for the end of your island is a beautiful wooden butcher’s block. These are practical and add character to your kitchen if you’re using stone elsewhere.
Complete the look with open storage underneath for a more classic, traditional design, perfect for shaker-style kitchens.
But the best news of all is that you can, of course, use both ends of your island to really maximise your storage and display options. Or mix and match, with a waterfall edge on one end and storage or seating on the other. It really is your kitchen island, your way.
If you’re ready to design your kitchen island exactly how you want it, make an appointment for a design consultation. Book by calling 01737 906074 or get in touch at email@example.com.