By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:49:06 AM.
Before you begin thinking about what range you would like and smart storage solutions, you should decide what the main function of your island will be. Many islands have one side that’s devoted to eating and a side that is devoted to cooking, but what will you focus on? Cooking, prep work, cleaning, entertaining or eating? Or will you decide to use it for all your activities, including house projects and homework? If you want sinks and appliances in your island, you will require additional space. If it will be used only for meals, seating should be your main priority.
If the kitchen is the main hub of your house—it’s where everyone gathers to cook, eat, chat, and even do some work or watch television—any kitchen island ideas make up the heart of that hub. Since the kitchen is a popular spot in the house, you’ll want to keep it functional and organized with plenty of clever kitchen décor ideas.
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.