17 kitchen islands that are the best thing in the room

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17 kitchen islands that are the best thing in the room

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One of a kind kitchen:  Kitchen by PAN|brasilia UK Ltd,
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We all know that a beautiful, useful and striking island unit is the perfect finishing touch for any kitchen, but choosing between the myriad of styles available right now can seem like a gargantuan task! You want the right balance of storage, prep surface and even seating, but add in the fact that it needs to complement your current cabinets and suddenly, an already tricky decision has become so much tougher. We wanted to take a look at some of the more unusual and eye-catching island styles out there and wow, we have found some absolute corkers! The kitchen planners that selected these installations clearly had taste as well as expertise, so why not see if any of these really inspire you to think a little more about an island all of your own? 

1. This monochrome two-parter is absolutely amazing! So eye-catching and really divides the function of both parts.

MR & MRS SAMUEL'S KITCHEN:   by Diane Berry Kitchens,
Diane Berry Kitchens

MR & MRS SAMUEL'S KITCHEN

Diane Berry Kitchens

2. Talk about the focal point of the room! The overhanging integrated breakfast bar is a genius touch!

Bright, clean, contemporary:  Kitchen by Pyram,
Pyram

Bright, clean, contemporary

Pyram

3. Curvaceous and contemporary, this island is all sorts of cool!

Private Residential Refurbishment, Kent:  Kitchen by STUDIO 9010,
STUDIO 9010

Private Residential Refurbishment, Kent

STUDIO 9010

4. Speaking of curves; would you LOOK at this wooden island! We've never seen anything like it!

5. The colour, the shape and the Shaker cabinets here make this a one-in-a-million island design!

Modern meets Edwardian.:  Kitchen by Rencraft,
Rencraft

Modern meets Edwardian.

Rencraft

6. Stripped pine and an organic stone counter? We can't stop staring!

View from the Utility:  Kitchen by PAN|brasilia UK Ltd,
PAN|brasilia UK Ltd

View from the Utility

PAN|brasilia UK Ltd

7. Talk about a heady injection of colour! Who can ignore this bright red installation?

Handmade In Hitchin :  Kitchen by Planet Furniture,
Planet Furniture

Handmade In Hitchin

Planet Furniture

8. The inset pockets of lighting here make sure all eyes are fixed on this sleek island!

Kitchens made in Harrogate by Inglish Design:  Kitchen by INGLISH DESIGN,
INGLISH DESIGN

Kitchens made in Harrogate by Inglish Design

INGLISH DESIGN

9. What a size! Maybe it's a factor that does matter after all! The glossy white counter is so chic!

Countryside Retreat - Living Space:  Kitchen by Lisa Melvin Design ,
Lisa Melvin Design

Countryside Retreat—Living Space

Lisa Melvin Design

10. Small and square but no less impactful, this island is the perfect bijou kitchen addition!

11. How about square, with an inset sink AND integrated hob? You wouldn't need anything else!

Barn Conversion:  Kitchen by Studio3Kitchens,
Studio3Kitchens

Barn Conversion

Studio3Kitchens

12. The mix of materials and colours here is so dramatic! The wooden counter, for eating on, is so inviting!

Modern white gloss English kitchen:  Kitchen by AD3 Design Limited,
AD3 Design Limited

Modern white gloss English kitchen

AD3 Design Limited

13. Is this a boat or an island? Either way, we cannot tear our eyes away! So sleek!

14. WOW! Who would have thought that traditional wood and marble could be so engaging? Amazing!

15. A suspended counter and integrated lighting have made this an island to covet AND stare at!

Urban Style Kitchen - White handle-less kitchen with satin black glass units:  Kitchen by Urban Myth,
Urban Myth

Urban Style Kitchen—White handle-less kitchen with satin black glass units

Urban Myth

16. Corr! Jet black, shiny and monolithic, this island is impressive; to say the least!

A modern kitchen in rural location:  Kitchen by Urban Myth,
Urban Myth

A modern kitchen in rural location

Urban Myth

17. Polished concrete is always bound to get a lot of attention and this island is an amazing centrepiece in the room!

For more kitchen inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 25 colourful kitchens to spice up boring British homes.

Are you definitely sold on the idea of an island now?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd,

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