Should kitchen island height be the same as the worktops?

pink kitchen island with stools
(Image credit: Smile Kitchens)

Has the subject of kitchen island height got you scratching your head? This can, admittedly, be a tricky detail to get right. Thankfully, we are here with all the advice you'll need to ensure your new island slides into your interior scheme seamlessly and stands out for all the right reasons. 

There are now a huge number of kitchen island ideas to choose from, from those with vast swathes of worktop area on which to prepare food, to designs packed full with sleek appliances and gadgets. There are portable islands, teeny tiny kitchen islands and those that are cleverly divided up into different zones, each with a specific purpose. 

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.