By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 11:04:26 AM.
In terms of the width of an island, that also depends on how you’re planning on using it, and what utilities you may want to incorporate. A typical countertop is 24" deep, and this goes for a basic kitchen island with no seating as well. However, if you’re incorporating appliances like a cooktop into the island, you should add a minimum of 8" to this depth; most designers usually assume about 36" to 42" in depth for an island, but this can vary based on the size of the kitchen and planned use. In terms of length, the average size of a kitchen island is about 3’ by 6.5’, but this can always vary.
A well-lit work area is a safety essential, so think about lighting when planning your island. A kitchen benefits most from mixing lighting types, such as recessed, ceiling-mount, and natural light. Pendants are the common fixtures above islands because they provide concentrated task light on the work surface.
Get the balance right between contemporary and rustic styles by choosing a freestanding kitchen island that combines traditional craftsmanship with a modern feature, such as a sleek contemporary – and very practical – worktop.