By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:29:15 AM.
Do not be fooled: An island does not have to be rectangular. You can conform the shape to better suit your kitchens space and needs or just to make a dramatic focal point. Rounded, L-shape, and T-shape islands are some of the more common substitutes for rectangles.
If you’re considering a new kitchen or renovation, it’s important to think about how you envision using the island, given other factors that might be at play in the kitchen. For example, a kitchen island typically requires about 36" between the edge of the island and the edge of the countertop, so an island is unlikely to work well in a very long, narrow kitchen. If you’re planning on having multiple people working in the kitchen at once, then 42" to 48" should be your goal. This also goes for spaces around appliances like a sink, stove, or dishwasher, so if you’d like to integrate a sink into the island, you’ll want to plan accordingly.
An island is a great place to add a little pop of colour to your kitchen. Have fun with a contrasting countertop or cabinet colour. Seats at the breakfast bar can be bright without having to commit – if you get sick of them or sell the house they can be easily replaced.