Determining the Space Required for installing a Kitchen Island
A kitchen island is a very valuable and much-needed addition, not only to your kitchen but also to your home. It's a highly practical solution to workspace, dining space and makes the whole thing very much organized and systematic. Let's talk about the factors which you need to consider while adding a kitchen island:
Space for it
It's normal that you need to have room for a kitchen island. Don't install it or try to manage space if you are finding it quite difficult to get space for a kitchen island.
A small kitchen can have it too!
If you are thinking that you have a smaller kitchen and that will stop you from having a kitchen island then that's quite wrong. Kitchen islands can be designed to have reduced depths or with wheels. Also, alternative options such as bar carts are an available alternative to the ‘traditional’ kitchen island. In fact, the size of the kitchen is barely an issue in this case and can easily be managed to work out with.
While installing a kitchen island you need to figure out the clearance some by yourself. Clearance is a key part of a perfect clearance zone installation and placement. When installing an island make sure nearby cabinets can open completely and applicants, such as the dishwasher, have enough clearance space. You don’t want your island getting in the way of existing structures, appliances, or bumping into doors when they are opened.
Maximizing Efficiency with Functionality
A well-designed island can combine surface area, a cooktop, wine fridge, seating areas, and storage for pots and pans. Another good scenario is an island that houses both the sink and dishwasher, in addition to ample storage. The recommended size for a kitchen island is almost 40 by 40 inches or 1 by 1 metre with about 31.5 inches of clearance.
You can also look out for other options like kitchen peninsula or bar areas if the kitchen island is taking too much of your kitchen space.