By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 11:03:24 AM.
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.
How large is your kitchen? If you have a big kitchen and your fridge is not near the kitchen island, you might want to have a smaller under counter fridge nearby. If you are installing a cooktop, you should take the space required for a hood or exhaust vent into account. You should make a list of all the things you want in your kitchen island, in order of priority. You might not be able to get all your items in your kitchen island, but you should try to get at least your top 5 features.
Many people also double up their kitchen island as a breakfast bar, by placing a row of stools on one length of the island. An island breakfast bar encourages use of the kitchen as a social space, as those who aren’t cooking have somewhere to sit without getting in the way.