The NKBA Guidelines
At least 36 inches should be provided for walkways between an island and counter.
If the counter space contains a work area and appliances such as a sink, stove or dishwasher, the work aisle should be 42 to 48 inches wide.
How much space do you need around an island?
As such, it’s best to leave more space. The minimum distance you should allow between two fully extended drawers on opposing runs is about 3 feet (900 millimeters). Islands can vary in size and shape, but the minimum recommended size of a fixed kitchen island is about 40 by 40 inches (1,000 by 1,000 millimeters).
What is minimum aisle space in kitchen?
Provide Adequate Aisle Space A 42-inch-wide aisle between opposite countertops is fine, but 48 inches is best where appliances compete, two people work back-to-back, or stools pull out. More than 48 inches is overkill. In a tiny kitchen, the minimum aisle width is 36 inches.
How do you size a kitchen island?
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