By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:53:28 AM.
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.
Storage units and smart cabinets are an essential part of the modern kitchen island. They allow you to tuck away the mess, organize your kitchen in a better fashion and make sure that everything you need is handy. If you desire a well-organized space, there are quite a few alluring options, and once again, the choice of shelving units and cabinets should be determined by the specific needs of your kitchen. Small kitchens with limited shelving will benefit from extra-deep drawers and large fold-away inserts that will provide you with ample storage.
In a neutral modern kitchen, an island is the ideal opportunity to add in a splash of statement colour. Think mustard yellow, bright blue, emerald green - the possibilities are endless! Bring the look together with matching splashes of colour around the kitchen; well-placed touches like toasters, splashbacks or vases can all be used to accessorise a statement coloured island.