Interesting Islands

This month’s blog is about those all important islands! Islands have never been more popular in kitchen designs here in Ireland, so we will be giving you a quick run-down on all the options available!

Islands can be used to really make a statement in a kitchen as they provide the visual anchor for the room – that crucial first (and often lasting) impression will be made by a fabulous island!

Islands can serve many purposes – they can be used for dining (you may want to have a gorgeous wooden breakfast bar incorporated for this), they provide vital extra prep space and always serve to make a kitchen a fantastic social setting – whether it’s chatting to friends over coffee or helping with homework while you prep dinner, maybe even providing extra seating for big parties?

You can also use your island to house various traditional kitchen staples such as a hob, a sink and even that all important wine fridge! This leaves you with plenty of open counter space in the rest of the room. Islands also have the benefit of giving you even more storage and vital extra sockets!

Visually, you have endless options for your island. Curved or straight edge? Quartz, laminate or wooden worktops? Colourwise, you can really make your island a strong focal point with a statement bright colour – whether that is the island itself or the stools that you choose, or even make it a modern classic with a chic grey or navy.

Whatever island you decide on, we’re sure that you will find the island that is perfect for you and love your show-stopping centrepiece!

Call in to our Douglas showroom to get some island inspiration or book in with one of our designers to start the process of getting the kitchen of your dreams!