By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:24:30 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.
Chairs require more space around the island, but can also be more comfy and luxurious. Make a feature of them with industrial style iron frames and wooden seats and back, or choose fully upholstered chairs for a breakfast bar that feels more like a proper dining space.
You can start with the kitchen cabinets, countertops, kitchen backsplash, and even look to the walls to get everything in place, but don’t forget about optimizing the kitchen island, too. It can be a spot to store pots and pans, food, and other kitchen gadgets; plus, it can provide more surface area for cooking or working, or a spot for a quick bite to eat.