If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the kitchen island is your home's heart of hearts. A central hub where people gather, an island bench creates a flexible and interactive space for families and those who love to entertain.
A kitchen island is the gift that keeps on giving; it provides you with more space for food prep, casual meals, coffee and drinks with family and friends. Thus, it needs to be considered - not only for functionality and practicality, but for aesthetics as well. As something your family and guests can easily navigate around, an island bench needs to be at a suitable working height for you whilst also being in proportion to the space around it.
To avoid traffic jams and poor flow, it is paramount to plan for adequate room around your kitchen island. This space should be the first thing you consider when planning your kitchen. As a rule, you should always plan for at least 900mm space between the island and fixed items – such as other bench tops, walls and furniture. This will allow enough room for people to conveniently move around the island.
Now a very popular dining option, eating at the kitchen island bench is a great way to extend the dining room and lend the atmosphere to more of a social event when eating. Diners are engaged in the ‘hub’ of the kitchen, so you can interact easily whilst dinner is being prepared, cooked and served.
However, space considerations between and behind diners is imperative when planning your island dining. It is important that all diners at your island are comfortable; you don’t want them squashed beside each other with no elbow room. Allow for at least 600mm width per person when seated at an island, plus 900mm or more behind the seating. This should allow sufficient room for people to comfortably enjoy their meal.
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