Creating a kitchen island for people to sit at is pretty dreamy. As long as you’ve got the right layout and more than enough room! When looking for guidelines for how many people fit at a kitchen island is slightly irritating, or at least that’s what we’ve found. Today we are breaking down how many people really fit at an island based on the island size.
The typical recommendation is to think about 28-30” per stool! That would mean you’d need a five foot island for two people. Let’s just digest that information for a minute. In our opinion that’s a whole not of wasted space. We’ve got two suggestions we stick by to guide island seating size.
The size of your bar stools truly determine how many people can fit at your island. When shopping for bar stools you need to keep in mind the width of the stool. This is why paying attention to the specs is so important in the purchasing process.
Keep 4-8” between each stool. This allows for people to move the stools in and out without being too spread apart. In a home design we are looking to make your space as functional and purposeful as possible. By not wasting space allows for you to maximize your island seating.