By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:40:55 AM.
Drawers can also be installed all the way around your kitchen island, remembering to leave space for legroom if you’ve chosen to add seating. Drawers can also be installed all the way around your kitchen island, remembering to leave space for legroom if you’ve chosen to add seating.
A 36-inch high bar offers for seating that’s between a table seat and a typical bar-stool. It does not allow for a high flexibility in design but it can be a great choice for a defined eating area. You should leave at least 12 inches of overhang for the kitchen island with seating areas, but fifteen to eighteen inches feels more comfortable.
Whether you intend to cook at the kitchen island or not is a choice that you need to make pretty early in the planning stage. If you plan on adding cooking amenities, you must take into account the additional costs and design constraints that come into play because of the plumbing and the additional gas line. A kitchen island that doubles as a cooking station will also need a few smart appliances incorporated into its design. You might have to forgo a bit of shelf space for that oven, dishwasher and maybe even the small fridge, but it will be well worth the sacrifice.