The kitchen island is one of the most diverse features in any kitchen, providing both storage and work space. It is a wonderful and practical addition to any new kitchen design but it is not the only option. Maybe your family and lifestyle would better suit a kitchen table. If you are thinking of breaking away from the standard island, here are some things to consider when deciding between a kitchen island and a kitchen table.

Preparation Space
The layout of your kitchen will determine whether you need additional preparation space. If you have ample bench top space along the perimeter of your kitchen, you can opt for a central kitchen dining table. Kitchen islands double as preparation space, so if you have a small kitchen, an island can provide an extra work station for additional cooks or other family members.

Many people request a kitchen island over a kitchen table for additional storage space. Kitchen islands can include space for drawers, dishwashers, sinks, kitchen appliances and trash disposals. If you choose a kitchen table, it is a good idea to install extra cabinets above your kitchen bench tops to ensure you have enough storage for all of your kitchen supplies.

Dining Space
Think about your lifestyle and if you will be entertaining in your kitchen. Kitchen islands offer a more intimate dining experience with a small number of guests and a close work space. Kitchen tables allow you to entertain a larger number of people in a spacious area. The absence of an island allows a kitchen to appear larger as a table provides open space below thebench top.

A bit of both
If you still can’t decide between a kitchen island and a kitchen table, consider having the best of both options with a working-height table. Try a custom made kitchen island transitioned into a table with seating on one side and storage on the other. This is a great solution if you don’t want chairs in your preparation area but like a seamless finish with the same bench top material.

There are many ways to make your kitchen perfect for the whole family. Our designers here at Harrington Kitchens consider your whole family and lifestyle while designing your dream kitchen to ensure that all bases are covered and to make sure you get the most out of your kitchen.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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