By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:48:22 AM.
You may have a nice-sized kitchen now, but if your island is too large your kitchen will feel cramped. The general rule is that you will need at least 42 to 48 inches (106.68 cm to 121.92 cm) of open space around your island.
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.
Pendant lights over your kitchen island are a gorgeous way to illuminate your space; choose from one single pendant in the centre or a set to illuminate different points along the worktop. Pendants can conveniently double up as functional task lights to spotlight key areas, and decorative elements to make a feature of your kitchen island. Your lighting can really define your kitchen style, so don’t be afraid to go bold with statement colours or materials.