Kitchen Islands: A Popular Elements in Kitchens

Things to Take Into Account with Kitchen Islands

How do you figure out the right size for a kitchen island? Just take a few things into account when looking into adding an island and we’ll help you determine what’s important. It all depends on the size of your kitchen and how much of that space you are willing to sacrifice. Determine what you want out of your kitchen island first then start planning the function it will serve. Things to take into account:

  • Consider the size and layout of the kitchen. Do you have the space for an island?
  • Determine the primary function the kitchen island will serve as, such as storage, seating, dining room table, or prep station.
  • In terms of placement, you wouldn’t want it to interrupt the flow of the paths between the work triangle.

Kitchen islands can add function and additional storage to any kitchen. Kitchen islands with seating are quite popular in kitchen island design, considering the majority of families’ today use kitchen islands as dining tables. There are many seating options ranging from comfortable to practical, depending the style and function you desire. A kitchen island with seating is an invitation for guests and family members to be in the middle of the action. A kitchen island with breakfast bar provides that convenient place to grab a quick meal, do homework, or catch up on the latest news. It also multi-tasks as an extra space for prep work when cooking. When designing a kitchen island breakfast bar be sure to provide at least 24 inches of elbowroom per diner for comfort.

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