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Do I have space for a kitchen island?

Kitchen islands can be a very attractive feature in any kitchen – if you have the space. We’re ready to advise you on whether a kitchen island is best for you space, or not.

Deciding whether a kitchen island is right for your kitchen is a very important design consideration as it can affect how well your kitchen functions. Firstly, you need to think about how you would use your kitchen island, how many people typically use the kitchen at one time and how you like to cook. Next, it’s time to consider whether you really do have enough space for a kitchen island, ideally, the minimum room size should be 4m x 4m. The walkway between the kitchen island and kitchen counter can be a minimum of a 1m dimension (+ an extra 20-30cm in a family home) for practicality and safety – most kitchen specialists would advise that the minimum is 1.1m – 1.4m dimension.

Is there such a thing as too much space between a kitchen counter and an island?

In short, yes. If you have too much space between your kitchen island and kitchen counter, then it can negatively affect the functionality and safety of your kitchen. From an aesthetic perspective, you kitchen can look out of proportion.


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