Islands look fantastic in any kitchen. Not only will they make your kitchen a more sociable space, perfect for entertaining, they will add extra storage and workspace for the family chef. There are plenty of kitchen island ideas out there, but it's imperative to remember the importance of positioning of your kitchen island.
First of all, think about the measurements of your space. Make sure that there is enough clearance space around the entire island to ensure free and safe movement around your kitchen. Also make sure there is enough space to fully open doors, drawers, ovens and dishwashers safely.
Then think about the size of your kitchen island. Size is likely to depend on how you want to use your island, for example you may need a bigger space to house an oven than a sink. Alternatively, you may wish to simply use your kitchen island as a space for entertaining guests with a couple of stools placed around, or as a breakfast bar.
When drawing up kitchen island ideas you could also consider the option of a kitchen peninsula (meaning 'almost an island') rather than a full island. Peninsulas are a practical option for small kitchen spaces because they take up much less kitchen floor space by being fixed to a wall.
Alternatively, for a more creative take on a kitchen island, a sideboard works wonders. They are also a great option if you have a smaller space and you are worried about an integral island looking too big for your space. You could even push one end of your sideboard against the wall to create a unique peninsula that adds far more character than an extension of your kitchen worktops.
In a reclaimed wood kitchen, the Beam Small Reclaimed Wood Sideboard would look stunning. Handmade with two central solid wooden doors and handcrafted drawers, this sideboard cabinet is exceptionally produced. Custom made with solid reclaimed wood, the chunky legs complement the overall construction of the lovingly crafted piece of furniture.
The Eastwood Medium Rustic Oak Sideboard would make a stunning centrepiece in a contemporary kitchen design. The sideboard is a perfect blend of rustic and contemporary style with a combination of rustic oak, contemporary shape and sleek metal finishes.
In a rustic kitchen, an injection of white with your sideboard is fantastic. The Medium Dorset Reclaimed Wood Sideboard is the perfect sideboard for any space. The simple design and distressed base is finished with antique brass handles for a shabby chic look with plenty of character. Pair with other reclaimed pieces for a modern take on rustic style.
To find the perfect sideboard for your kitchen or gather other kitchen island ideas, take a look at the selection available at Modish Living, or get in touch with one of our team members for any enquiries.