By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:30:33 AM.
Ahmann suggests making your island 3 feet wide, as that tends to look best — although sometimes a width of 2 feet is the best fit. The length can be as few as 4 feet, but he suggests planning for at least 7 feet if you need to accommodate a sink, a dishwasher and a cooktop.
Your island will need to be placed far enough away to avoid cutting into the path between sink, stove, and fridge – otherwise known as the working triangle. This path needs to be kept free to help you work as efficiently as possible. This can make a difference in open concept main floor layouts in small homes. If your island is going to be jutting out into the sitting area, maybe an island won’t work in your space.
There is no one-size-fits-all perfect kitchen island; what’s important is that you find a size and shape that works for your kitchen. If you have a large kitchen then the world is your oyster; a big island will fill an otherwise empty expanse of floor space and enables you to position your key appliances closer to each other by installing a sink or hob on your island.