Kitchen islands have been all the rage since the 1990's, when they started being seen as a sign of having a high-end kitchen layout. But, is it really the case that one is absolutely necessary? The answer, of course, is that it depends. On one hand, having this central space for working and presenting items is beneficial and flexible. On the other hand, however, there are other design layouts that might better suit your specific needs.
- Kitchen islands have been all the rage for a couple decades now. But are they essential?
- The answer, of course, is that it depends. What matters most is that everything in your design flows together.
- If you're going to go with an island, make sure it's big enough – at least two meters in width in order to be functional.
“If we can identify tangible everyday uses for a kitchen island, which add to the enjoyment and functionality of our kitchen, we can then consider its design to become the epicentre of the kitchen.”