The Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island Trends to consider for 2023

Islands are taking the place as the core meeting area and business centre of the home. Buyers might not consider it a deal killer if a kitchen has no island. However, islands have evolved into an aesthetic useful go to place and space.  Historically, islands were dedicated to drying dishes, prepping food and unloading groceries.  Islands have evolved as the central gathering, serving and hanging out - the place to be.  Thus, islands serve as being the most versatile space in the home.

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The size of a kitchen island is determined by the room’s dimensions, being proportional to the space overall. The first step in planning your kitchen island is determining the size. The minimum recommended size of an island is 2-by-4 feet. Check out the photos, size and usage of space in this renovated horse farm kitchen.  However, the island's total area should be at most 10% of the kitchen area. For example, if the kitchen is 150 square feet, the island should be at most 15 square feet. Visually, there should be enough open space in the room as well. “Open space and flow are more important than having one more cabinet for storage,” says designer JT Norman of Kitchen Magic in Nazareth, Penn.

Please comment and share with us your thoughts on kitchen islands.  Are they your gathering area? 


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