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Island Shapes for your kitchen

Kitchen islands have become the trend, here are a few island shapes that will best enhance the design of your kitchen, it all about the shape of your kitchen and the way you prefer to function as a family. There are plenty of reasons to include an island in your kitchen — extra storage, seating and workspace, for example. But there are also several reasons why you might want to choose one island shape and style over another. This guide to six popular kitchen island styles will help you determine which one is right for you.

  • U-shaped islands
  • T-shaped islands
  • 2 Islands
  • Circular islands
  • Galley island
  • Furniture island
  • L-shape island
  • Butchers block islands

Whether you need additional counter space or a place for family and guests to gather while you're preparing a meal, a kitchen island is high on the wish list for many home cooks. The style of your kitchen determines the island style, so use it as a guideline for choosing a one- or two trier island. In country and farmhouse kitchens, for instance, you may want a duo-level kitchen island, while a continuous-surface island emphasizes the sleekness of modern design.

The overall layout of your kitchen defines the shape of your freestanding island. For the additional work space to be an asset, check some measurements in the room prior to making adjustments. A kitchen island should be at least 900 mm to 1200 mm deep if you want to place some bar stools at the island. Allow an aisle of minimum 36 inches on all sides to secure a fluent work flow, especially where cabinets or doors open. If your island also functions as a breakfast bar, for instance, you'll want a walkway of 1200 mm inches on that side; when the bar stools are pulled out, you still need to be able to walk by. An ideal counter height is 900 mm to 930 mm.
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