Kitchen island - how much space do I need for 4?
At the final stages of firming up the island design for our new build. We are a family of four, and seating for all of us is a must.
It is currently designed as 8'x4.5' (incl 15" of overhang on the 8' side). The cabinet/kd guys want to put a 6" post on each corner, which would leave us with 7' of stool room. This seems tight to me. Haven't picked stools yet, they don't need to be wide but we'd like a small back to them. I could probably make the island 3" wider but compromising traffic space, making it 44" between island side and dw.
I could kill the posts on the stool side, but thinking it might look funny with the top hanging over. Btw, probably going black walnut plank over white island.
Thanks for your thoughts and opinions.