Small Kitchen Island Ideas

small kitchen island created by Normandy Designer Ann StockardKitchen islands are a fantastic resource to homeowners, providing extra prep space and additional storage.

“Islands are also ideal for easing the traffic flow in the kitchen and achieving the open concept layout that’s so popular among homeowners right now,” says Normandy Designer Ann Stockard.

But what happens when you have a small to medium size kitchen and barely have the space for an island?

“When you don’t have a large room to work with, proper clearances in the space become a priority.  You need to Small kitchen island designs created by Normandy Designer Ann Stockardhave at least 39”-42” between the island and perimeter,” noted Ann.  “Although, I wouldn’t recommend seating at the island with 39″ clearance, unless the you incorporate the seating at the end of the island, in which case you’re still optimizing the space and have a smart layout.”

“Having a skinny island in many cases is better than having no island,” noted Ann.  “Long skinny kitchen islandsA concern people may have when switching from a peninsula to an island is that they might lose storage. Usually this isn’t the case, though, when you factor in the awkward corner storage that is eliminated.”





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