Designing a kitchen island: All your questions answered

blue shaker kitchen with large kitchen island
(Image credit: Harvey Jones)

Designing a kitchen island is undoubtedly exciting — after all, this is a feature that can form the heart of the space as a whole.

However, with so many different kitchen island ideas to choose from, the task of creating a design that will work both visually and practically can seem somewhat daunting — there are just so many decisions that need to be made. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.