Published at Tuesday, May 01st 2018, 20:19:18 PM. Kitchen Islands. By Abelone Christiansen.
In order to determine how many stools will fit at your kitchen island, home experts recommend you allow 28 to 30 inches for each seating space, which means you can divide the length of your island´s counter by 30 to to figure out how many stools will comfortably fit. (For example, if your island has a 90-inch countertop, you can comfortably fit 3 stools along one side.) You might be tempted to add an extra seat, but keep in mind that you don´t want to pack in too many stools and block walkways or make your kitchen feel cramped.
If your kitchen design features exposed brick walls, wood-lined vaulted ceilings and simple white cabinetry, then you may want to consider a kitchen island that has a simple granite or marble countertop, but is lined with reclaimed wood shelving and a kick space under the island where bar stools will be placed. The overall effect of these materials is warm and inviting.
After determining the size and shape your kitchen can accommodate, choose a rolling kitchen island that best fits the needs of your space. For instance, islands can offer extra storage and display space or dedicated countertop space for tasks such as chopping or kneading. Kitchen islands on wheels are also great for entertaining; transport everything from barware or serving platters indoors or out, or from the kitchen to the dining room with little hassle—just follow the party.
Other rustic kitchen island designs include wood with an antique or weathered look that adds a farm-to-table feel to the room. Freestanding kitchen islands with seating can be made from simple dark wood materials with stools placed on either side for family-style eating; this style works especially well in a rustic kitchen design.