Additional workspace An island unit might be out of the question, but a butcher’s block or portable kitchen trolley will provide extra prep space and can be moved out of the way when not required. Here, a 60cm-wide reclaimed sideboard provides a link between cooker and sink, plus a long length of workspace.
Add a slatted shelf to one end of your kitchen island for storing heavy pots and pans. This light green island will suit most kitchen colour schemes too. http://www.john-willies.com/kitchens/freestanding_islandunits.php