By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:30:43 AM.
If the kitchen is the main hub of your house—it’s where everyone gathers to cook, eat, chat, and even do some work or watch television—any kitchen island ideas make up the heart of that hub. Since the kitchen is a popular spot in the house, you’ll want to keep it functional and organized with plenty of clever kitchen décor ideas.
If you have an open plan space, you may also find a kitchen island useful as a natural separator between your kitchen and living/dining area. This can also be made social, as someone in the kitchen can prepare food on the island while looking out over the rest of the room.
Most islands require a slight counter overhang to ensure diners have plenty of legroom when seated. 12 inches is the ideal rough size for an overhang, but the clearance around the island is your first priority. This means your first task should be to measure the space around your planned island, to ensure you have enough space between your island and counters to maintain open walkways. You should always leave at least 4 feet between your counters and island, even if this means having a smaller island overhang.