By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:40:38 AM.
Ahmann suggests making your island 3 feet wide, as that tends to look best — although sometimes a width of 2 feet is the best fit. The length can be as few as 4 feet, but he suggests planning for at least 7 feet if you need to accommodate a sink, a dishwasher and a cooktop.
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.
The discussion about an island is really only a small subset of issues that the overall design of the kitchen and the surrounding space must resolve. In the overall scheme, what is delegated to the kitchen island is part of the overall flow of living and working patterns. The kitchen island is just part of a solution, and this is where the discussion should focus. The details will then fall into place.