Post # 1
This isn’t my kitchen but it looks similar (only not as nice or “HGTVish”) in size to the one in the house we just put in offer on (YAYYY, our first home!) and the cabinets and counter on the right side are not this long…take off that whole cabinet where the microwave (?) is.
I really want the islnd to work but dont want to waste time and money if it wont.
Post # 3
If its smack in the middle of there…I don’t think it woudl be functional at all! It would be hard to cook and move about. If there is other space more towards a dining area, maybe!
Post # 4
You need at least 3 feet clearance around the island to walk around/ open cupboards/fridge etc. You might have enough room for a very small island but it is questionable based on the pic i see. Measuring is the only way to know forsure. Another option is using the space in the dining area for a really large island instead of a kitchen table.
Post # 5
It really depends on the width of the space and the size of the island. I wouldn’t think anything bigger than a portable island cart would fit into that space. And even with that it would hinder your ability to open the stove and the refrigerator doors. Is there room to add countertop space in the place where the microwave is shown in the picture or is there a wall there?
Post # 6
I would invest in a mobile island that you can tuck away in a corner or closet, but when you have extra helpers, or need the space, its there…But its way too small, (in my non-carpentery opinion) for a stationary traditional island….Perhaps a bar on the end coming in towards the fridge???
Post # 7
Well, on the right side is the opening to the dining room and on the left side is the back door. I am thinking my DH is right…dang it!!!!!!! I realllllly want an island…but not in spite of functionality. I also wanted a pot rack but I think that is out, too.
Post # 8
First allow me to say, what a BEAUTIFUL kitchen! Second, an island will definitely not fit. But back to that gorgeous kitchen… 😉
Post # 9
I suggest a mobil island as someone else said!
Post # 10
Nope, I don’t think the kitchen would be very functional. You get more than one person in there–you’re looking at a real cramped kitchen where you can’t even move!
Post # 11
You could get a great stainless rack, attach industrial sized wheels and top with a butcher block to pull in when you want it.
Post # 12
We have a kitchen that seems to have about as much space as that, and we have a Boos block table that has worked out perfectly. I’d reccommend going that route instead of a permanant option.
Ours looks like this
but Boos makes a whole slew of different sizing and style options. I think even Ikea makes cheap options, but I just preferred buying a really nice quality piece since we would be using it so often.
Post # 13
I’m afraid it would end up being way to cramped and crowded to add an island to a kitchen that size.
Post # 15
How much clear space do you have between cabinets?
You want a minimum of a 3′ aisle on either side. Subtract 6′ from your clear interior dimension and if you’re left with at least 30″ – 36″ I think it’s worthwhile. Anything less is pointless.
Post # 16
Your situation looks like ours.. we have an even smaller kitchen but needed more counter space for prep work ( I love to cook & bake) plus storage place for large heavy things (cast iron, le cruset) . We wanted an island too, but really its impossible. We really would like a new bigger kitchen but that too is impossible . So we got a island on wheels ( or his parents gifted us it!) , from Ikea, and it matches our stainless look perfectly, and the quality and durability is very nice for the price. It doesnt look or feel cheap, butcher block top is beautiful. I thought it would crowd things, but it is narrow enough to allow us to function and the extra space is awesome for cooking multi part things!! Here is a picture of our actual “island”. We may even add hooks to the outfacing narrow side for large pans/etc….
hope this helps w visual! We’ve had it about 8 mos now and I love it!! (Side note, I was against it in the begining, I felt it would “crowd” things!)