design. The ergonomics of an island rely upon how distinct areas function in unison. For example if an island features a cook top this should be positioned to face the seating area. There should be a natural flow between spaces and interaction between people throughout the room should be easy. Therefore, a well-designed island enables the cook to stand looking out onto the rest of the room rather than with his or her back to what’s happening. ZONING AN ISLAND The diversity of islands are what makes them so popular. We’ve designed islands with everything from herb gardens and ice buckets to bread bins built in. In order for an island to be truly multifunctional it is zoned into specific areas for specific jobs. For example a prep sink alongside some clear work surface for food preparation and a refrigerated drawer within easy reach of glassware for serving drinks - practicality has to be at the forefront of 17