By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 11:05:08 AM.
Adding an island to your kitchen is a great way to increase both counterspace as well as storage space. Considering that people always seem to need more of these two things, it is a huge win.
If you want some more variation in your kitchen colour scheme, try contracting your island with the other cupboards. This works particularly well with monochrome, where you can play with black, white and grey across counters and units to make a big impact.
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.