In a kitchen, regardless of its size, having an additional space to work on it and increase the storage area is always very important. How to do it? With a diy island countertop in the open space between the traditional kitchen furniture. The island in the kitchen is a piece of furniture that has no connection with the rest of the furniture in that room and may or may not have some equipment for the operation of the kitchen, such as a stove, a sink installed in it or only worktop, or a comfortable bar for informal meals and always an area to store under the counter.
The space that must have circulation between the kitchen island and the kitchen furniture must be at least 1.20 meters so that two people can be working without stumbling. As in this modern kitchen designed with stove on the diy island countertop. In a small kitchen the island serves as support for food preparation, with the additional countertop that it represents and an area for informal meals, auxiliary bar type, made with natural wood, with the space under the countertop retracted to place the chairs in it while they are not being used. The width of the island, fulfilling this condition, will be adjusted to the space available in the room.
The measures of an island in a small kitchen, should have as a priority to leave the space of transit between the island and the kitchen cabinet of 1.20 meters, so that one person can work while another passes between the island and the furniture. The measurements of the circulation space where there is no kitchen cabinet, with spaces to work, can be reduced to 90 cm. A kitchen designed integrally in a U-shape , with functional and ergonomic furniture, can have an diy island countertop in its center, which serves as a support in the preparation of food and under its countertop storage room.