By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:42:26 AM.
How large is your kitchen? If you have a big kitchen and your fridge is not near the kitchen island, you might want to have a smaller under counter fridge nearby. If you are installing a cooktop, you should take the space required for a hood or exhaust vent into account. You should make a list of all the things you want in your kitchen island, in order of priority. You might not be able to get all your items in your kitchen island, but you should try to get at least your top 5 features.
An island can fill any of the five of the kitchen functions: storage, prep, cooking, serving, and washing up. Before you design anything, however, you need to decide which role (or roles) your island will fill. This will have an effect on the width and depth of your island, especially if you need room for major appliances.
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.