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Small Kitchen Island Design

Small Kitchen Islands


A smaller kitchen doesn't necessarily mean you can't have a kitchen island. It just means more precise planning and a smaller island than what a larger kitchen would have.

A smaller kitchen island with generally only have one counter surface where as a larger island may utilize a main counter surface with a raised breakfast or eating bar above it. Instead, the small island surface is built with an overhang so that you can sit comfortably in a chair with your knees under the surface.

Choosing a counter surface for a small island is much like choosing a surface for a large island. Will you prepare food on it? Do you intend to sit and eat at it? If you answer yes to both of those questions then a wood butcher block surface with at least an 8" overhang is ideal. If you don't then a granite, quartz or any other type of surface material will do and no overhang is required.