My girlfriend recently moved into a new home and the kitchen really
lacks counter space. I have offered to build her one of Norm's kitchen
islands, but we want to widen the top so that we can fit some stools
underneath. I am looking for recommendations on how wide to make the
top. thanks in advance.
Hang your top over the back of the cabinet about 12". You can go
more if you like as long as you have good support.
Make sure you have enough room to move around your island. Code here
requires a minimum of 3' clearance on all sides but sometimes that may
not be enough. Check the oven w/door open, the dishwasher w/door
open and your refrigerator w/door open. I've seen more than one print
with an island drawn and a large single door refrigerator would not
so, it looks like about 11" or 12" is the concensus on the width.
thanks for the info. space around it is not a concern because the
townhouse and kitchen are set up so that there is a stub wall
separating the kitchen from the small den. We plan on putting the unit
as if it was an extension of the stub wall and backing up on a sofa
that faces the den. there is plenty of room on the one side to
accomodate an island with a projection.
Mike O. wrote:
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