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If your kitchen is big enough for an island, snap one up fast. Not only do they provide a sociable area where friends and family can congregate, but they'll give you tons more storage and workspace too. From contemporary to classic, there's a style to suit everyone.
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Choose the right lighting above your kitchen island
Efficient lighting is essential in food preparation areas. While recessed spotlights work well, dangly pendant lamps make more of a focal point when suspended over an island. Midsomer kitchen painted in Blue and Pale Blue, from £207.00 for a full height base cabinet, Crown Imperial
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