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Desirable feature spotlight: Sleek kitchen islands and breakfast bars

19th Dec, 2022

The kitchen is very much seen as the hub of any home, from the many meals prepared and enjoyed, to celebrations and get-togethers with friends and loved ones.

This is why a kitchen island or breakfast bar has become a desirable feature for potential home buyers, as it not only adds a design element to the space, but also adds practicality too. We’ve shared some of the reasons people love this feature within their homes…

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Benefits of a kitchen island or breakfast bar

Having this stylish feature in your kitchen not only looks impressive, it also offers a number of practical functions, no matter how you use this space.

The kitchen is no longer a space solely used to prepare meals, it is where many entertain guests or enjoy family time too. An island or breakfast bar helps to create a more sociable space, which ultimately enhances modern day life. They also offer a casual seating area that can be used for an array of purposes - from sitting to enjoy a cup of tea as you start your day or an evening tipple with your partner, to the kids doing their homework or enjoying snacks after school.

If you’re someone who loves cooking up a storm or enjoys home baking, an island or breakfast bar gives you an extra surface to work with - and room for additional appliances so you can cook with ease.

From an aesthetic perspective, an island or breakfast bar can also be turned into a design feature of this open-plan space - and ideal for showcasing household accessories.

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Insights from a Kirkwood customer

After years spent living abroad, Sheena and her husband Nick, alongside their two children Jess and Andrew, moved into their outstanding 5/6 bedroom detached ‘Drumallan’ at The Brambles in Sauchen. One of the family’s favourite features is the spacious kitchen and its contemporary breakfast bar:

“The kitchen, dining and family area is the perfect space for hosting and socialising with friends and family. The breakfast bar allows us to sit and chat to each other while cooking - plus Jessica and I love having the space to bake. The kitchen really is the hub of our home!”

- Sheena Hendry, Kirkwood customer

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Our housetypes

At Kirkwood, we work hard to instil a sense of quality and versatility in our homes, which is why many of our luxury 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedroom homes include a contemporary breakfast bar or a kitchen island.

Browse our housetypes with breakfast bars or kitchen islands below…

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