By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:49:00 AM.
There is no one-size-fits-all perfect kitchen island; what’s important is that you find a size and shape that works for your kitchen. If you have a large kitchen then the world is your oyster; a big island will fill an otherwise empty expanse of floor space and enables you to position your key appliances closer to each other by installing a sink or hob on your island.
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.
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.