These kitchen island design ideas will ensure it’s a chic, sophisticated and practical element of the room – while highlighting Caesarstone as the main feature! Kitchen islands are the main source of prep space, as well as a seating area during mealtimes. On top of this, they can also add a major aesthetic appeal to your kitchen. Here’s some ways to get the most out of yours…
Function vs Form
Depending on the size of your kitchen, your island can either be on a grand scale, or need to fit into a more compact space. Either way, your choice of colours, material, and design aesthetic can make the kitchen island an attention-grabbing feature. It can also serve as a great design anchor, breaking up the different workspace areas from the community areas where friends and family can come together. You can also make sure that while you’re cooking – to not isolate yourself from your guests.
Your Perfect Kitchen Island
These kitchen island ideas will help to inspire your choice of size, shape, finish, and design. You can also think about island seating ideas, cooking spaces, and ways to make this a timeless space for years to come…
1. Use a waterfall edge for a seamless look
Elevate your island unit with this popular design feature – the waterfall edge! This involves continuing the countertop seamlessly from the horizontal kitchen island to its vertical sides. Deeply veined or textured countertops look particularly effective, as the movement can flow beautifully to the ground. It’s also important to consider the flooring and how it will compliment your choice of countertop – adding a touch of contrast always works best!
2. Show off an island with statement lighting
Make a real design statement with your brand-new kitchen island directly under a carefully-selected light feature – scoring high on both form and function. Use your lighting to enhance the drama in the kitchen, but not to steal the show – your Caesarstone countertop should do that!
3. Go bold with the choice of materials
A bold approach in your design aesthetic can result in an incredible kitchen island! Consider it a work of art, or a performance space where you can produce culinary masterpieces.
4. Create island seating with a wraparound countertop
Kitchen islands bring about multiple functional benefits to the space – as well as adding a sense of character to the design. If you’ve fallen in love with your Caesarstone countertop choice (how could you not?!), then why limit it to just one surface? Installing a wraparound countertop will create a seamless and modern look. Leave the fourth side open where you can incorporate a gorgeous seating area for your family to enjoy.
5. Mix and match your storage options
If storage stage space is a priority for you, then a kitchen island will open up a world of design possibilities. Incorporate a mixture of cupboards and drawers for effortless storage of differently sized cookware and utensils. Open shelving can also be used to showcase your most aesthetically pleasing items.
6. Create different zones
Switching it up by adding various materials to your countertop can help break up a long kitchen island. This can also be done to achieve different zone areas – depending on what you need. For example, your Caesarstone countertop can be used for meal prep, while a different material such as wood can be added for a ‘breakfast bar’ feel.
7. Go long
If space is not an issue in your kitchen, then you have the luxury of doing what you want with zero limitations. One way to make the island stand out is by making it extra-long – this can also be used as a modern alternative to the traditional dining room table.
8. Use the kitchen island as a central cooking area
By integrating the cooking space into the kitchen island – it immediately makes it the central point of the room. This way, the person making the meal can face the rest of the room while they’re busy – allowing for easy social interaction. Make sure to leave space for meal prep and a display area for your culinary delights.
9. Add a sense of drama with your kitchen island
A kitchen island is a great way to incorporate drama into your kitchen’s design. For a show-stopping centrepiece, look at Caesarstone’s Black Tempal, which offers a more tactile finish, with a granular look and feel. Make sure to use a successful mix of colours, designs and textures to add a sense of personality and warmth to your kitchen island.
10. Pick a luxury material for your kitchen island
Caesarstone’s surfaces are ideal for virtually any kitchen countertop – no matter your design choices. It is tough enough to handle the wear-and-tear risks of high traffic interior spaces and beautiful enough to complement any design scheme. Resistant to stains, scratches, and cracks, Caesarstone is impervious to heat and cold and to common household chemicals and makes for a beautiful, highly durable surface.
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