10 kitchen island design mistakes to avoid, according to experts

A kitchen island can offer huge benefits, from extra storage and a central cooking zone to a sociable space for entertaining family and friends – providing you get it right. There are a number of kitchen island design mistakes to avoid, so we’ve spoken to experts who have highlighted the pitfalls and how to prevent them when considering your kitchen island ideas.

‘When planning your kitchen island you need to consider it’s functionality,’ says Lizzie Beesley, Head of Design at Magnet. ‘Will there be integrated appliances, a breakfast bar area with chairs, and/or different levels of work area?