How Big Should My Kitchen Island Be?

Kitchen island size is determined by available space.
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A minimum size of a kitchen island should be 4-feet long and 2-feet wide, according to Duo Dickinson in "This Old House" magazine. If a sink or cooktop will be installed in the island, you will need to add width to accommodate this. The height should generally be 36 inches when using a low stool, or 42 to 48 inches for a bar stool.

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The size of island you choose to build can vary considerably based on the space that you have available. It is recommended that the minimum area to build in be 8-feet wide and 12-feet long. If you have the space and can walk around easily in the room, kitchen islands can be any size that you want them to be.

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Whether choosing the economical option of pre-cut building materials or going all-out with an elaborate custom design, it is important to determine what size and style will meet your specific needs.

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