Slim and Compact Kitchen Islands

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 26, 2016 12:30:00 PM

brakur_slim_kitchen_islands.jpgMany homeowners assume because they have a small kitchen they have to forgo a kitchen island. Many worry that it will take up valuable floor space or make the kitchen feel too cramped. However, when you compare the benefits of a slim and compact kitchen island, it may be worth giving up a little of your valuable floor space. 

Kitchen islands can add extra storage and increase your countertop space. They can also give you an extra work zone in the kitchen. We suggest the following design tips when deciding if you have room for a kitchen island in your compact and small kitchen.

Kitchen Design Tips 

  • Your island should be no less than 40 by 40 inches. However if you are including an elongated island as opposed to a square than it should be no more than 24 inches wide.
  • Make sure there is at least 3 feet clearance between the island and opposing cabinet and appliances.
  • Consider a rolling island that can be wheeled in and stored in an adjacent room such as a laundry room. You just wheel it in when you need the items stored and the extra workspace to work.
  • Include an island with open shelving so items are accessible and within reach.
  • Make sure your island doesn’t block the entry and exit to the kitchen

For more kitchen design tips and ideas for slim and compact islands click here to read the complete article.

Our kitchen design experts at Brakur Custom Cabinetry can customize your kitchen island no matter the size of your kitchen. If you are considering purchasing custom cabinets for your upcoming Chicagoland custom kitchen remodel click here to schedule a free consultation. Our remodeling experts will help you find the right cabinets and layout for your project.

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Topics: Kitchen Island, Chicagoland Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Work Zones, Small Kitchens

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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