In this segment of my kitchen island design tips I would like to focus on spacing between the kitchen island, the refrigerator and the kitchen counters. These tips are more applicable if you are in an early stage with a lot of freedom as to where to place all your kitchen objects. I personally work and live in the greater Manhattan area. The reason I labeled this article specific to Manhattan is because all around the country living space is much larger and some of these tips will be more relative to smaller “Manhattan style” kitchen spaces. So here we go…
When designing your kitchen and kitchen island with your general contractor in Manhattan or anywhere else MAKE SURE to leave ample space but not too much space between the island and the fridge. I will try to build you a picture on how to design the area now. The kitchen Island is a rectangle with two narrow ends. The refrigerator should be parallel to the narrow end with the fridge door opposite the narrow end. Ideally, 2 feet of space is all that is needed between the refrigerator and the island. On the other narrow end of the rectangle make you also leave the same exact amount of space. It is nice to have even spaces on both narrow ends. The other end should be parallel to a wall in an ideal situation. So on one end of the island you have a fridge and on the other end you have a wall. So now the north and south of the island are all set. The longer ends of the island now should have gap of at least 3-5 feet with your kitchen counter running parallel to the longer end of the rectangle. On the other side of the long end I would recommend a cozy circular table also 3-5 feet away. I recommend a circular dining table as two rectangular objects adjacent to each other is not a pretty site.
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