When designing a custom kitchen, a commonly asked question is how much counter space will I need? This can be a difficult question to answer, as a few factors come into play, but overall, when designing your custom kitchen counters, you will want to make sure you have enough.
Kitchen Counter Depth
Kitchen counters are the primary space that you will utilize in your kitchen. Whether you choose granite countertops or quartz countertops, you will want to make sure that they stretch back to a depth of at least 24 inches. This will help to give you the depth to ensure that small countertop appliances can sit comfortably, and you have room to work.
Calculating the Ideal Kitchen Counter Width
The length of the countertop can be a bt trickier to determine, and other factors come into play. Ideally, you will want to make sure that you have a large, unbroken space of at least 3 feet. This space should be utilized as your primary food preparation and work area. You will also want to make sure you have plenty of other smaller spaces in between the sink and other barriers, as you will need room for pots, pans and other countertop objects.
Sizing Your Kitchen Island and Breakfast Bar
The other consideration is whether you will have an island and/or a breakfast bar. If you are including an island in your kitchen design, this may give you the extra space you need. However, if you will put your stovetop or range in this island, then you may only get some smaller ends places with which to work. If you want to include eating space on your countertops, you should factor in enough space to accommodate. For eating space, you should calculate roughly 24 inches of width for each table setting.
If you are still confused about exactly how big your kitchen countertops should be, remember to consider that space that you have. If you are remodeling a kitchen, you may be limited by pre existing space. If you are doing a brand new kitchen, then you will want to make sure you add plenty of counter space. Whatever your plans, trust the professionals at Elite Kitchens to guide you from concept to completion.