06 Feb Keep your kitchen island a manageable size
If your kitchen island is too large, it becomes an obstacle rather than a benefit. The island should allow you extra prep space and easy landing counter space from a cooktop, oven or refrigerator. But if you have to walk around your island to get back and forth from work space to work space, your island has become too large. A 4’ x 8’ island is usually as large as most kitchens can handle without becoming a hindrance. Beyond 4’ and you can’t reach items on the other side.
If your kitchen dictates a larger island, consider a two island approach and divide activities between the two.