Ace your space with a multi-functional kitchen island unit


If you’re planning a new hub, a kitchen island is a great way to add storage and workspace as well as create ‘wow’-factor style.…

 Masterclass Kitchens navy blue Shaker kitchen and kitchen island with white worktop and grey bar stools

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Paradise island

Creating a new kitchen is a fantastic opportunity to tailor a stylish and practical space to your needs and lifestyle – and a kitchen island can be a real asset. Whether you want to boost storage and workspace, streamline your working triangle, or provide a sociable focal point, a multi-functional island can bring endless benefits to your hub.

Masterclass Kitchens not only creates beautiful kitchen islands in a wide range of designs and colours, it also offers an unparalleled choice of storage solutions to streamline life in your space.

Masterclass Kitchens open plan kitchen diner with white peripheral cabinetry navy blue kitchen island incorporating open shelving 

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Slick storage

When planning a functional and flexible kitchen island, hardworking storage is a great place to start. To boost organisation, Masterclass Kitchens’ Signature collection offers a range of stylish and hardwearing pull-outs that offer 50 per cent more space than the average cabinet – perfect for concealing groceries, cookware or unsightly bins. Plus, the extra-wide LineaPlus drawers ensure everything is easy to find with nothing lost at the back.

Masterclass Kitchens kitchen island with pull out cupboard

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A kitchen island lends itself well to open storage too. Making small kitchens appear more spacious, integrated shelving is a practical way to stow the everyday items you need close to hand and provides an elegant perch to display foliage and favourite treasures.

And if you’re thinking of creating a stylish drinks station for entertaining at home, Masterclass’s bottle storage and bespoke wine drawers will make for the ultimate luxury home bar. 

Masterclass Kitchens contemporary grey kitchen with blue kitchen island incorporating wine storage grey bar stools and silver pendant lamps

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Bespoke style

Whether your house is contemporary or traditional, Masterclass Kitchens offers a vast range of kitchen islands in palettes and finishes to suit your space. For a minimalist look, choose the sleek handleless H-Line collection which has over 28 handle profiles including shimmering metallics. Or, for timeless simplicity consider an elegant Shaker design in the latest opulent dark tones.

If your style is more laid-back, a freestanding kitchen island in a contrasting colour is the perfect way to inject character. Choose from a spectrum of painted finishes for a mix-and-match scheme that’s unique to you.

 Masterclass Kitchens handleless H Line kitchen in charcoal with wood effect kitchen island and integral induction hob

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Masterclass Kitchens is offered by 130 expert kitchen retailers nationwide. To see the full range of kitchen islands and kitchen collections, please visit


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