There are a variety of tried and tested kitchen layouts to consider when planning your new look. Kitchen islands and breakfast bars are a great way to add extra surface space into the heart of your home and can also provide seating to ensure family and friends are kept from under your feet but not excluded whilst you are cooking. Our recent #WeekendWorktops competition on Twitter saw a number of customer kitchens featuring striking island centrepieces. We have compiled a list of some of our favourites below so read on to be inspired for your new kitchen design!
If the phrase ‘blue and green should not be seen without a colour in-between’ is true, then this kitchen island perfectly splits the two shades seen in the image here. We love the vibrant green wall which brightens the room and gives it a carefree, summery feel – it also provides an excellent contrast for the smart dark blue on the base of the island.
With an otherwise neutral backdrop featuring black surfaces and white cabinets, the oak worktop takes centre stage and provides a striking central focal point for the room. The warmth of the timber makes the seating area an inviting space.
This kitchen showcases the classic combination of natural wood and white, which is enduringly popular amongst our customers. Contemporary chairs and light fittings provide this neutral kitchen with an up-to-date twist, and could easily be changed to stay on top of current trends in future.
The kitchen island shown here is an ample size and has enough room to accommodate four people comfortably. A space like this is perfect for a family home and works with children of all ages as it ensures the cook is not isolated whilst preparing meals.
Many people opt for rectangular kitchen islands to fully utilise the available space, but this customer’s horseshoe-shaped island is a striking choice that ensures the room does not feel overcrowded. There are cabinets the entire way around the island to make best use of the space beneath the beautiful walnut worktops.
Slate tiles are a stark contrast to the white cabinets in the rest of the kitchen, creating a focal point that is as beautiful as it is practical. With space the entire way around the island for seating, additional stools could be added to accommodate more guests if needed.
A large kitchen is made to look larger with the addition of a grand skylight above the island shown here. Illuminating the island instantly marks it out as the centrepiece of the kitchen. The gloss cabinetry suggests a modern cook space, and the sofa at the back of the picture shows the kitchen is the heart of the home and where this family spend their time.
A wooden worktop is the perfect addition to a range of kitchen islands, whether they are in contemporary or traditional settings. Which is your favourite? Tell us below, or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.