help w/island size
Pardon this less-than-professional design :) The island in this picture is 51x96. Walkway to clean-up sink is 42" and walkway to range is 48". Distance between wall (stairwell wall) and island is about 4'.
Trying to figure out the best size island for this space. I want the island to be a focal point and I want it to be a hang out... so I want it large.
My goal is 4-6 stools... I am not opposed to 3-4 on one side and 1-2 on the other.
I am figuring the minimum length would need to be 96" to get 4 stools on the one side (4x24")? But - here is my question -- that makes it just short of the length of the corresponding counter/fridge -- do you think it'd be ideal to have it a little short to allow for a better path to the fridge? Or just go for the entire length - which would make the island more like 106"? Or, should I opt for more of a 3+2 seating and shorten the island more to make that path even clearer?
how wide? If I made it even w/the doorway coming from the mudroom, it'd only be 39"... the traffic pattern there isn't really straight though, so I don't *think* that would be necessary. So, what size? Am I thinking math right for 24" (oven, cabinets) + 15" overhang = 39" minimum width? I would LOVE if I could get some little cabinets on the seating side... which I think would put me at that 51" shown in the picture (12" cabinets). Does anyone see a problem w/having it 51"?
My ideal would be to have a prep sink, pull out trash, and possibly a single oven in the island (+ some drawers).
Can anyone help me with some guidance on island sizing?