A pair of carriage lanterns illuminate a light gray kitchen island with legs topped with gray and white marble fitted with a farm sink and vintage faucet lined with wood x back counter stools. A cooking alcove is filled with a hidden vent hood over a dark nickel swing arm pot filler lining a marble diamond pattern cooktop backsplash and a stainless steel stove flanked by pull out spice racks.
Smart kitchen island measurements: If your kitchen is less than 8 feet wide and 12 feet long, don't even think about an island. You need 36 inches between the island's perimeter and cabinetry. For two cooks, you'll want an island at least 4 feet long and a little more than 2 feet deep. | Photo: Mark Luthringer | thisoldhouse.com