Should you include a kitchen island in the designs?

Kitchen islands have become a popular addition to modern kitchens, and for good reason.

Kitchen islands have become a popular addition to modern kitchens, and for good reason. They are not only stylish, but also incredibly functional and versatile within any home. If you're planning to redesign your kitchen, the question of whether to include a kitchen island in your designs is an important one.

The answer to this question depends on your specific needs and preferences. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to include a kitchen island in your kitchen designs:

Available Space

The size and layout of your kitchen is a crucial factor to consider when weighing up whether to include a kitchen island in the plans. If you have a large kitchen with plenty of space, then a kitchen island can be a great addition and a statement piece in the room. On the other hand, if you require small kitchen design ideas, a centre island may take up too much space, making it difficult to move around and creating an area that cannot be properly fulfilled.  

However, some people have the misconception of kitchen islands only being available in limited shapes such as circular. This is not the case, a kitchen island can be designed in a variety of shapes to accommodate your bespoke kitchen requirements, such as rectangular, square, L-shaped, U-shaped, circular, or oval. The most suitable shape will depend on the available space, kitchen layout, and personal preferences.

If you are unsure as to whether a kitchen island can be featured in your fitted designs, converse with our award-winning kitchen designers at Aristocraft who can cleverly create a plan that includes all aspects you wish but doesn’t require you to compromise on functionality and practicality.


At Aristocraft, our modern kitchen islands can provide additional worktops for meal preparation, dining space and storage for kitchen appliances and utensils.  

If you frequently cook for large groups of people or entertain guests in your kitchen, a kitchen island can be a worthwhile investment, making the logistics of your kitchen a lot smoother. Additionally, if you have children, a kitchen island can serve as a homework space or family-bonding area for baking together and enabling the children to get stuck in! This quality time together as a family cannot be matched and will result in cherished memories amongst you all.

Social events  

A well-designed kitchen island is ideal for social events because it provides a central gathering place for people to socialise and interact while cooking and preparing food. It encourages the host or hostess to remain engaged with guests while also attending to the meal. Furthermore, it can provide extra seating and space to easily serve food and drinks and accommodate a larger group of people at your home.  

When the weather isn’t very appealing outside or you simply fancy a night in, invite over your friends or family to join you in the newly fitted kitchen by Aristocraft, it’s guaranteed to impress!  

Modern kitchens  

At Aristocraft, our fitted kitchens can include islands in a variety of styles, from traditional to modern kitchen designs, and can add a stylish element to your kitchen. If you're looking to update the aesthetic of your kitchen, a kitchen island can be a great way to achieve this and truly upgrade your home interior.

Many modern kitchens incorporate islands to serve multiple functions beyond just food preparation and storage. They can incorporate features such as built-in sinks, cooktops, and seating areas, making them more versatile and durable for many years to come.  

With the right kitchen designers, a kitchen island can create an open-concept feel, increase storage, and provide a gathering place for family and friends.  

Speak with our kitchen designers  

If you are considering a kitchen transformation or want to find out more about how a kitchen island can benefit you, please get in touch with our kitchen designers to discuss your options. Aristocraft is a leading kitchen and bedroom retailer, stocking first-class quality ranges that will fit seamlessly into your home.

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