Create a Centrepiece for Your Family Life with a Kitchen Island

Are you looking for ideas to improve your kitchen? Have you given any thought to kitchen islands? The trend of having much larger open-plan kitchens means that the kitchen island has seen a revival and become an essential feature of the modern kitchen. This is something that many experts probably saw coming, as its easy to see why island units bring so much to a kitchen design.

Obviously, it creates more space to prepare meals and helps to form an almost boundary between the kitchen and the living/dining area. The shape of an island can help direct traffic in the kitchen away from preparation areas, with many different styles to choose from. You can have a long one that runs parallel to the work area or a round one for more compact rooms or even a broad one that is home to appliances like your sink and dishwasher.

Read on as Ridgeway Kitchens walks you through some ideas for the perfect centerpiece!

  1. Modern Classic Navy and Grey Colour Scheme

Choosing a shaker-style island is navy blue is very on-trend and can create a country kitchen feeling with a very modern twist. The one pictured features a built-in sink, cupboard storage, a marble top, staging-style shelving and one of the sides is even a dedicated breakfast bar. Combining this with grey units and a range cooker will help you to create a striking balance between classic and contemporary.

  1. Bright Stools to Make a Statement

Investing in new cabinetry can be a big investment, that you might not want to experiment with different colours. However, you can introduce some brighter shades to your kitchen by adding accessories that are much easier to switch out if you get bored of then. The example we show here is bar stools or for something that’s not as permanent of a change, you could get a vase with flowers.

  1. POWER!

With the use of technology in the modern age being so high, it is vital to include lots of plug sockets on your island. They will be useful for powering small appliances for your kitchen like mixers and food processors and even for charging phones and laptops. Additionally, timber stools add some beautiful contrast to the island especially when paired with a pale blue island.

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