By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 11:03:37 AM.
In terms of depth, usually islands are 4 feet deep to accommodate 2 sets of 24” deep cabinets back to back. If you’re doing a breakfast bar on the outside rather than storage, they are only one set of cabinets deep, but the bar will have 12-18 inches of overhang. Please keep in mind you’ll need to add extra space for any trim.
If your style is more classic or particularly opulent, a chandelier adds a focal point that’s guaranteed to draw the eye! Glass chandeliers reflect light beautifully to brighten the island, but are also subtle enough to blend in when turned off.
This mainly depends on the layout of your kitchen. If you have space for a lot of cabinetry in your kitchen, the island storage might not be your main priority. If the island is to be your main preparation area, the sink, and other kitchen appliances might have to come first, but try to make room for the cutting boards and preparation utensils near the sink.