After last night’s Block kitchen reveals, it seemed like a good day to talk kitchen islands!
When it comes to determining the layout of your kitchen island, functionality should trump all else. It is important to consider the daily activities that will happen around your island and tailor your design around those. Think about what kind of storage you might need, what items you’ll be using in the kitchen, the look you want to achieve, how you want to use your space and so on.
Josh Mammoliti from The Blue Space shares his hottest tips for how to choose the right kitchen island for you:
Don’t forget the basics
Have ample power points installed and not just for your kitchen appliances. Remember you will likely be charging laptops, tablets, phones and who knows what else regularly, so keeping cords nice and tidy and power within reach is essential.
Somewhere to chill
Breakfast bars are a great addition to a kitchen and double the functionality of your space for little additional cost. Informal meals, catching up on a bit of work or hanging out with a glass of red are almost daily rituals in a busy kitchen hub.
You will never regret adding in an extra sink and tap. With a vast island bench space you will find yourself preparing meals with ease and have the perfect space for entertaining guests. Adding a second sink for food prep work is as good as having a butlers’ pantry, especially to help avoid clashes with other people busily using the main sink and bench area for washing up.
— Josh Mammoliti is managing director of The Blue Space, a business changing the way you renovate. At the click of a button you can purchase not just individual items, but complete stylised bathrooms, kitchens and laundries.