45 inch clearance between island and pantry cabinets too narrow?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
We're finalizing our kitchen layout and cabinet order this week, and we currently have 45" between the edge of our island (overhang w/ stools) and the side wall of our kitchen, which consists of pantry cabinets, a pocket door into a playroom/library and a beverage center. This will also serve as the walkway from the front of the house to the family room in the back...it's a long, narrow house. Will this clearance be way too tight? We could potentially increase it to 48", but I'm concerned about the wall shift impacting a separate doorway in the playroom/library. We can't move the island, as we're at 42" of clearance on the other (cooking/sink) side and don't want this to shrink.