Designed and installed by: Staffordshire Kitchens & Bedrooms, Newcastle under Lyme

Budget: £20k and over see more in this price range

Kitchen style used


The Brief

The clients were keen to have an island as the focal point in their kitchen to not only provide practical storage and preparation space but fundamentally a breakfast bar area to encourage socialising. The designer had to devise a way of creating the largest possible island unit, whilst maintaining adequate walkways. This was achieved and incorporated a curved breakfast bar. The shape meant very little preparation surface was lost, yet it enabled three people to comfortably sit around in a formation that maximised the visible floor space.

Designer's Tips

Breakfast bars don't have to be square or round. Modern manufacturing techniques enable almost any shape to be created, such as this 'Comma' design, which is very individual to the customer. The mix of worktop materials complements the matt Inzo cabinets beautifully. Angled extractor hoods are a great solution if you are tall as they angle away from the head, unlike traditional chimney extractors that sit horizontally.