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A spacious celebration

13 October 2017

Whether you’re throwing together a midweek meal, prepping for a feast or simply laying out a selection of snacks, a centre island is a great hub for everyone to gather round together in the kitchen.

A spacious kitchen and dining space with a central wooden aisle with black front doors.

"An open plan living area is a flexible space for all sorts of occasions. From extra seating to smart storage, you can enjoy stress-free celebrations with room for everyone." 

Marie Tenglund, IKEA Interior design leader

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Save yourself the journeying to and from the kitchen by loading up a trolley. When you need an extra pair of hands for all your bits and bobs you can simply wheel it over and when you don’t it can stay hidden under the island - out of sight, out of mind.

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Take the stress of hosting off your hands by letting people help themselves. These open storage shelves make for easy access to cups and glasses so your friends feel right at home when they pop over.

The best way to prepare for last minute guests is to be prepared. Having a few extra folding chairs stored away and hanging on the wall is the perfect way to make sure you’re ready when a surprise guest rings the doorbell.

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If you struggle to find extra seats or storage space, now you can tackle two problems with one smart solution; a window bench built from kitchen units. And the simple addition of some cosy textiles will give your extra seat a snug and festive feel.

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