By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:49:56 AM.
The open floor area that’s around the kitchen island also needs some calculation. You should ensure that there are approximately three feet of floor-space on the island’s ends. The working sides of a kitchen island should have a minimum of forty-two inches of space, but more than five feet normally is not necessary. The eating and entertaining side of the kitchen island is normally determined by the adjacent space — a living room or dining room— if there’s one.
If you’re going to install a cooktop on your island, don’t forget you’ll need a range hood above it. Otherwise your home will smell like those fried onions forever. If you don’t want a range hood hanging down into the middle of the space, put the sink on your island instead.
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.