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Kitchen Design Basics for good flow around a kitchen island.

Basic design tips to maintain a good flow around a kitchen island.

I've had many questions lately about traffic flow and clearance distances around a kitchen island. The minimum width of a work aisle should be at least 42 inches for one cook and 48 inches for multiple cooks. In a seating area where no traffic passes behind always allow 32 inches of clearance from the counter edge to any wall or obstruction behind the seating area. And If traffic passes behind the seated area allow at least 36 inches to edge past or at least 44 inches to walk past. A well planned kitchen will bring many years of enjoyment.

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