Hi. I am new to this forum and also fairly new at home repair and construction. My wife and I would like to have a kitchen island but I am not sure we have the appropriate space for one. So my questions pertain to size.
My kitchen is 11' deep and 11' wide. But I have cabinets on either side of the kitchen. So it leaves us just shy of 7' of open area in the middle. I have read different things on different sites. I have read to have at least 42" of space around the kitchen, which would mean no island for me. But I have also read to make sure that you have enough room to open cabinets, dishwasher, oven, etc...
So would anyone recommend against me putting in a kitchen island? Or is it do-able? And if it is do-able, what would be some workable dimensions for the island?
I appreciate any responses. Thank you.