A SMART Guide to Kitchen Island Countertop Planning!

A cooking space with an island countertop may be the most sought-after design that most homeowners want to have in their kitchen! But whether you own a small space or a bigger one, you need to be careful with kitchen island countertop planning. Or else you may not achieve that functionality you are looking for to enhance the use of your cooking space.

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How to do kitchen island countertop planning

Well, you don’t have to worry about the designs because you can find countless options on our kitchen gallery page. And our following tips will help you plan it perfectly! Such as:

Find the best angle for the kitchen island:

Deciding on the right orientation of the kitchen island countertop is not that easy nut to break! You have to consider a few vital factors here:

  • The size and shape of your cooking space
  • Access space and way to the room
  • The location of windows

For instance, let’s say you have a rectangular kitchen and prefer having a kitchen island of the same shape. Make sure that the longer side must fit parallel to the long wall. But it may not allow you to make the best use of the countertop that you may with another shape!

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Space around the kitchen island

On Yelp, we find many of our clients asking how bigger the countertop should be! Our expert designers suggest leaving at least 1 to 1.2m around the island to move! Or else you may not have enough space to work in the cooking space with ease and comfort. 

The length and depth of the kitchen island can differ from one home to another, depending on your preferences, room size, and use. Still, no matter which size you choose, don’t forget to leave the space around it! 

Sink in the island or stovetop?

Now, it’s up to your choice and how you want to use the island in your kitchen! Some homeowners ask our designers to include the stovetop in the countertop, while a few prefer having a sink. But we recommend going for the former one to make your cooking space look more aesthetic! Having a sink means too many accessories around it like dishes, soap, or dishwashing liquid that look quite messy!

We hope our ideas may help you in kitchen island countertop planning perfectly. At MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, our designers and builders are ready to provide you with the trendiest layouts! Stay connected!