Choosing the style of your kitchen island

If you are considering installing a kitchen island, it is important that you choose the right style. There is no single style that suits every home. This is why you need to consider as many options as possible before making your choice.

L-shaped islands

This type of island consists of two adjoining cabinets that run perpendicular to one another. They are popular since they offer amazing additional storage and space for food preparation. It’s is also great for the general flow of the room. On the downside, they can be more expensive and they do not always suit very large kitchens.

U-shaped islands

These kitchen islands are loved for their spacious design and the fact that they are highly functional. That said, the presence of double corners can reduce the amount of accessible storage space. It is also not suitable for smaller kitchens.

Gallery islands

This style is excellent for a modern look. They are simple and minimalist in their appearance. You can place multiple chairs around this type of island and you don’t have to worry about corners getting in the way. If you plan on adding appliances to your kitchen island, however, this might not be the ideal choice.

Portable islands

If you like the option of moving your island around as needed, this is great for you! They are also perfect for smaller kitchens. Of course, the fact that they are so compact means that you are limited in terms of the size of these islands.

Remember, if you are not sure about the best island to suit your kitchen, you can always ask an expert for some professional advice. Another good point to remember is that the stone surface you choose for this space does not need to be the same as the rest of your worktops. Feel free to use this opportunity to spruce things up with a little bit of mix and match.


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