How to create a Linwood split level island


A customer recently asked us this question about our Linwood split level island.

“I’m just in the process of ordering a kitchen from you, could you kindly advise me on which units I need to create the Linwood split level island, as featured in your Linwood bespoke range below with the wine cooler on your website?”

Innova Linwood kitchen split level island

Well, here’s a breakdown of all the components in the Linwood split level island, with links off to what would need to be ordered on our main site. The diagram originally drawn up to create this Linwood split level island is below and the unit/component list has also been created underneath.

Innova Linwood kitchen split level island sketch

Base Units

Yes, it’s not a mistake! The stepped side of the island is created by using 2 x 900 high wall units. To get the additional height required on these units, you will need to attach some base unit legs to the bottom of them to allow space for the plinth to go under them. You can request these additional legs when you place your order.

Other components in the Linwood split level island

These are the other components needed to complete this Linwood split level island.

So, there you have it! A full breakdown of the Linwood split level island as shown on our website.

Island Examples


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10 thoughts on “How to create a Linwood split level island”
  • G Walker says:

    HI, the 3 300mm corner units are these just wall units fitted with legs?

    Thanks Graham

    October 22, 2019 at 5:37 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, those 3 units are base units. The 2 x 900mm high units are wall units on legs.

      October 24, 2019 at 7:09 am
  • Rohini Gunda says:

    Do you provide larder cupboard with cupboard on top and drawers at base in Jshaped handle design and how to design it on website.
    Thank you

    November 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Rohini, I’m afraid that unit is not available on our website. The closest unit we have is this tall larder here.

      November 23, 2018 at 6:47 am
  • Sue says:

    Do you recommend fixing islands to the floor? Our island is made up of 2 x 900 pan drawers backed with 2 x 900 reduced depth base units. The floor is concrete.

    August 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the weight of the units bolted together and worktop should hold it in place.

      August 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm
  • Wendy says:

    I purchased some tongue & groove panels from the Linwood Alabaster range to fit behind a peninsular. I would like to paint these now a different colour, firstly, could you tell me what type of paint is on the Linwood Alabaster, and if I wanted to paint them, could I use silk emulsion?

    May 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      We use a polyurethane based acid catalyst paint to paint all of our doors and yes you can paint the Linwood range. We would suggest using a paint that is suitable for wood. It depends on the finish you would like. Here’s a link for more information about wood paint.

      A point to note here is that the doors have a veneered centre panel, so we would not advise sanding the centre, as this may remove the grain or even worse penetrate the veneered surface.

      May 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm
  • David Porter says:

    The back panel for the peninsula shown above should be 1200mm wide and 1050mm high but you do not have any single panel that will achieve this. What would be the correct way? Two panels cut to size with a vertical join and how is the join covered?

    March 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, you will need to order a 2140×620 end panel and cut and join them, this is the only way to achieve this size.

      April 3, 2017 at 11:20 am
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