By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:32:49 AM.
Most homeowners seem to want a grand kitchen island regardless of the size of the kitchen and the available room at hand. The most vital aspect of designing your own kitchen island is to first understand what works best for your kitchen. Look around and figure out exactly what your kitchen needs. Does your kitchen island need to double as a breakfast nook, or do you want additional storage space that helps tuck away the mess? Your kitchen island must complement and complete the kitchen. Not only will this give you the best result possible, it will streamline the choices you need to make.
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.
For many people a large part of the appeal of islands is being able to add a breakfast bar. When deciding how many seats to add, ensure each person will have at least 24 inches of space. Otherwise people will be elbowing each other by accident when they eat.