Natural stone kitchens with islands have been very popular in North America since the 80s, nowadays it is a trend due to its numerous aesthetic and functional benefits. You will find in many homes that the design of the kitchen mostly has an island.
Given its usefulness, every day more interior designers and architects decide to incorporate an island into the design of this room of the house.
From L’Antic Colonial we tell you the best ideas for a natural stone kitchen with an island.
What is a kitchen island?
If you are not quite sure what exactly a kitchen island is, it is an individual module with four free sides, which is usually located in the middle of the kitchen and allows for a larger work surface.
In addition to having more space for cooking, the kitchen island allows more storage for electrical equipment or kitchen utensils, or even you can meet and eat with family and friends.
When designing a natural stone kitchen with an island, it is essential to take in to account the space available, as they are ideal for large or open kitchens. It should allow you to move around the kitchen and work in it without any problem.
Professionals recommend that the island surface should not be less than 100 x 100 cm, 60 cm minimum wide and 90 cm minimum high, however, if it is to be used as an eating area it is recommended that it should be at least 110 cm high.
Types of natural stone for kitchen islands
Choosing the right material to design your kitchen is essential. Natural stone not only offers numerous advantages given the technical properties it has, but it will also add beauty and exclusivity to this room of the house.
There is a wide variety of natural stones that can be used for the design of natural stone kitchens with an island. In L’Antic Colonial’s catalogue you will be able to discover an infinite number of possibilities.
Professionals of interior design make special use of granite and quartz when it comes to natural stone kitchens with an island due to the properties of each one.
Also, each stone is unique, there are no two alike so by choosing this material you will have a unique and exclusive kitchen.
One of the most commonly used materials for the design of natural stone kitchens with islands is granite as it is characterised by its durability, resistance to high temperatures and resistance to scratches.
Quartz is the second most used material for natural stone kitchens as it offers great durability and provides zero porosity, which is ideal for humid environments as it does not allow the development of any bacteria.
Advantages of natural stone kitchens with island
These are some of the advantages offered by natural stone kitchens with an island:
As we have already mentioned, natural stone kitchens with an island can also be used as extra storage space, as well as a workspace, or for children to do their homework.
In addition, the island can be a perfect separator of areas in a house, so that there is still harmony between the two spaces.
Social and family life
The natural stone kitchens with an island will enhance the social and family life for those who have decided to install it, since while you are cooking you will be able to interact more with family members or guests.
The kitchen island does not have to serve only for preparing and cooking food, or for storage, it can also be used as a table for breakfast, informal meals, having a coffee with someone, or enjoying a snack, among others.
Which types of kitchen islands exist?
There are four basic types of kitchen island design:
Island with work and storage area
This is the most basic of designs, a kitchen island used only as a working area, for example for food preparation and extra storage.
Island with sink
The design is alike to the above, but with a particularity, it includes a sink which makes the island even more functional
Island with kitchen area
The design of the kitchen island incorporates a cooking hob, so it becomes the heart of this room, allowing you to talk to your guests while you cook.
Island with kitchen area and sink
This is the most complete design of all, because as well as being a work area, it also has a sink and a cooking hob.
Natural stone kitchens with island at L’Antic Colonial
Whatever style you are looking for in your kitchen, we recommend that you visit the website of L’Antic Colonial where you will find a wide variety of products made from excellent quality materials.
For more than 20 years we have been dedicated to the treatment and marketing of materials as excellent as natural stone, adapting to all styles and personalities.
Meet our line Altissima Stone, a collection that has a catalogue of 68 references that include exclusive pieces.
Consult our catalogue to find out about the treatment and properties of each of our products. At L’Antic Colonial we recommend that the installation should always be carried out by a professional.
If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you.