Tips on Choosing the Right Kitchen Island

Tips on Choosing the Right Kitchen Island

The kitchen island bench is a multi-functional must-have for any kitchen. The beauty of an kitchen island bench is that you can choose what functions you would like it to serve, and custom-make it to your specifications to suit your home and lifestyle.


Kitchen island benches are popular with many new kitchen designs as they provide additional worktop space, more storage space and a place for your friends and families to gather around. As with any kitchen piece, kitchen island benches can be fixed to your kitchen floor, or freestanding on wheels.

More functionality can be added to your kitchen island by incorporating an alcove for your electrical appliances. Lighting and extra electrical outlets will make your kitchen island bench highly functional. Whist this is most common for people with large kitchens, where space isn’t an issue, but if the kitchen is designed correctly, it can be done in a smaller kitchen too.

Kitchen island benches can be single level surface or multilevel, to serve different purposes. For example, with a multi-level kitchen bench design, you can have an area designated for food preparation or cooking on the lower level, while the higher level can accommodate chairs for entertaining and casual dining. When making a decision on height, it’s important to consider other countertops in the kitchen to ensure a cohesive look.

Popular kitchen island benchtop materials include granite, marble, manmade composites, timber, laminate and stainless steel. Traditionally kitchen islands benchtops are made from timber, however, granite and marble have been very popular because they are long-lasting and easy to clean. If using expensive stone isn’t a viable option, you can achieve the same look as natural stone with manmade composites like Caeserstone which is also very popular.

Harrington Kitchens selection of customized kitchen islands can give your kitchen the extra space, storage and functionality to suit your needs. It’s no secret that no matter how big your kitchen is, you can always do with more space.

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

At Harrington Kitchens, we will design and create a kitchen that is tailored to specifically meet your individual style and requirements. No two kitchens from Harrington Kitchens will ever be the same.

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.

5 Comments
  • sophie wilson
    Posted at 11:35h, 07 October

    Nice post!! Laminate Kitchens looks great. I love it!!

    • hp-admin
      Posted at 08:18h, 08 October

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  • kitchen shelves
    Posted at 21:35h, 09 October

    Thanks for sharing nice tips.

    • hp-admin
      Posted at 11:27h, 14 October

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