Kitchen island - we determine the dimensions correctly

In the layout of the kitchen with the island, the idea of ​​functional comfort and compactness is laid - what is needed in this zone should be located at arm's length. Standard sizes of the island furniture complex: height 900 mm, width - over 1 meter, length - 0,6-1,5 and more meters.

Size of the island

A traditional island in the kitchen should be placed in case the total area of ​​the premises is more than 20 square meters. For a relatively small room 15-20 square meters. m are selected compact, folding or mobile options, such as the photo below.

Small island for a kitchen up to 20 square meters. m

Details about dimensions

Kitchen with an island - it's convenient due to the device of another working area in the room. Installation of the island element adds up to 25% of the useful working area. In addition, it is possible to remove electrical outlets and install equipment, place the oven or sink.

Table-island in the kitchen

The total space occupied by the island should not be more than 10% of the total kitchen area, and the passages around it must necessarily be at least 1 m wide - otherwise the room will be overloaded and it will be difficult to move around it. Therefore, in small kitchens, the islet can be performed by mobile, and not stationary - on wheels.

So, the main size of the island must comply with such rules:

  • The standard height of the table is 92 cm;
  • If the kitchen is often done work that requires effort (for example, dough vymes), then the countertop is performed below - 76 cm;

For housewives, often preparing pastries, a good option will be a two-level island.

Two-level island tables

  • If the island will replace the dining table, then the minimum distance between the seat of the chairs and the top of the table top is 300-320 mm. The length of the countertop of the table-island can be calculated by the principle of 600 mm per one seated.

Size of the island и стульев

And to use the island was convenient, you need to observe the rule of the working triangle - the stove, refrigerator and sink should be located at a distance of 1.5 meters, and these points must form a triangle when connected.

Forms of kitchen island

The layout of the kitchen with the island can include the central elements of the following forms:

  1. Rectangle - the most traditional and widespread form for the island, fits perfectly into small elongated spaces.

Rectangular island for the kitchen

  1. A square island is square kitchens, or in the event that headset is located on the U-shaped pattern.

Square Island

  1. Semicircular shape is great for an island with a bar counter, while the rounded part should be on the side of the bar, as shown in the photo.

Semi-circular island for the kitchen

  1. The most convenient island in the kitchen is a U-shaped table or an open circle shape, as it allows you to place everything within walking distance.

U-shaped island

  1. There are also completely round and oval island tables.

Round and ellipsoidal island for the kitchen

In general, the form can be any - from zig-zag to hexagon. But their height is approximately the same - 90-92 cm.

Other forms of island tables

Large kitchen islands can be visually made easier by equipping them with open shelves and drawers with glass facades or even choosing a table without embellishments, and of course, white color will make it much less bulky.

Large island tables

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