Kitchen Island Sizes: How Big Should Your Design Be?

Kitchen island in middle of modern kitchen with exposed trusses and wood furniture
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Kitchen island sizes are one of the most important considerations homeowners should take into account when looking for a chic kitchen revamp. Because a kitchen island will quickly become the space’s focal point, establishing the right size, shape, and amenities is key to a successful installation.

When it comes to kitchen design, any new island must reflect both the style of the house and the type of kitchen you own. However, overall kitchen island size requires careful calculation if you intend on making the most of the space while still keeping the area practical and functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing.

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Rob Keal is the Content Editor at Homebuilding & Renovating. With a background in content marketing, he began his career back in 2016 as a freelancer, before honing his craft at various digital marketing agencies. Looking to specialise in DIY and homes, he joined the team in February 2022. 

Renovation has been part of his life since he was nine years old, when his parents bought a medieval cottage and completely revived it, introducing him to kitchen remodels, loft conversions, landscape gardening, and much more besides along the way. A bedroom extension and patio refurbishment are among his next planned projects. He is also passionate about interior design and landscape gardening.