By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:38:44 AM.
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.
Functions aside, the change of pace offered by a kitchen island often encourages a variation in material. You can afford to be braver here with a bolder finish or colour, or perhaps a more expensive material that would be prohibitive across an entire room. For a show-stopping centrepiece, look to luxury materials, from deeply veined marble and mottled granites to exotic timber veneers and gleaming mirrored glass or burnished metal.
If you’re interested in making your island a cleaning station with a sink, don’t forget the dishwasher should be included too. Just imagine rinsing a plate, then walking across the kitchen to put it in the dishwasher! Decide whether the dishwasher should be on the left or the right of the sink. It will also make sense to include space for garbage and recycling bins too.