Custom kitchen islands is the dream of many kitchen buyers. Even buyers who have a small kitchen. Rightly so! A cooking island is not only a place to cut peppers or to lay down the wet dishes. A kitchen island functions well as a temporary workplace, cooking area or as a (dining) table. In addition, a cooking island looks exclusive. It gives your interior a golden edge. Modern or nostalgic? A cooking island fits into any interior. It is not wise to choose a cooking island if you have a very small kitchen. Is your kitchen smaller than 20 square meters? Then think carefully about the layout of a cooking island.
The cooking island needs space to ‘breathe’, so we recommend a minimum passage of one meter. This way you can easily walk around the cooking island. In addition, the extra breathing space ensures that you can easily operate the kitchen appliances and can open the kitchen cabinets without problems. A cooking island is especially good in an open kitchen.
A cooking island can also be used to cook – literally -. But where does the extractor come? The cooker hood can simply hang freely, like on the top photo. Another possibility is to process the extraction in the worktop of the cooking island. This trend is coming up more and more often in kitchens in the coming years, but is already a household name. Below you can see a picture of how extraction works in the worktop. Futuristic, is not it?