Kitchen Islands And Other Trends – What Does Your Dream Kitchen Look Like?

Some of our clients come to us with a clear vision and others with questions. Whether you want to know if kitchen islands are a thing of the past or if hardware really makes that much of a difference, we’ve got the knowledge and answers to ensure your kitchen is exactly what you want it to be.
Last year, our Marbello Kitchen earned several accolades, winning ‘Kitchen Design Over £50,000’ at the International Design & Architecture Awards and ‘Kitchen Designer Of The Year (Over £40k)’ at the Designerati Awards. Yet, for us, every kitchen design project is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our exceptional team and we’re hoping your kitchen will be next.

The Role Of Kitchen Islands In Our Bespoke Kitchens

At Shape, we understand that clients may not always have a complete vision in mind. It’s not the end of the world if you know what you want without knowing quite how to get there, that’s our job. This often leads to questions about trends, including the enduring popularity of kitchen islands, a feature that we’re big fans of. Despite some misconceptions suggesting they are going out of style, the truth, as highlighted in a feature in Ideal Homes, is quite the opposite.

Most experts, including our director, Rob Streather, argue that kitchen islands are more relevant than ever. In a notable shift towards spending more time at home, the kitchen island emerges as a social hub, facilitating an inclusive cooking environment. It’s a misconception that they don’t belong in modern kitchens, especially smaller ones. As Rob mentions in the article, an island can be adapted to suit your space, which means you don’t need to rule them out if your kitchen is on the smaller side.

Kitchen islands aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, they are also functional. Ideal for entertaining, they also serve as valuable storage solutions and provide additional worktop space, making them incredibly practical too. This can be enhanced further by adding sinks or hobs, freeing up valuable counter space. This idea is also perfect if your kitchen truly is the heart of your home. We’re very much of the mindset that kitchen islands enhance both the form and function of your space but let’s not forget about those finishing touches that bring a space together.

It’s The Little Things

The little things count when it comes to your home. As discussed in another Ideal Homes feature, investing in high-quality appliances is crucial for daily use. Rob has said that choosing energy-efficient models not only ensures optimal performance but also contributes to environmental benefits. Something we love even more is hearing from clients who share our values. From appliances to smart home integration, we’re interested in every detail that makes a house a home.
Whether you have a fully formed idea or your home is a blank canvas waiting for inspiration, Shape London is your ideal partner in transforming visions into reality. Our commitment to care, attention to detail and a willingness to collaborate with clients set us apart. Every kitchen design project we take on is approached with dedication, ensuring that your unique vision is actualised to the fullest extent.

Get In Touch

The takeaways? Kitchen islands remain a timeless touch, no detail is too small for our team, and we’re ready to take on new and exciting projects! Let’s have a chat, tell us about your next project and we’ll make it happen. Contact us via our website or email us at to get started.

Related Articles

Accept Cookies

We use cookies to personalise content, provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies as stipulated in our privacy policy.

Accept Cookies