Q: “Doc” Cavins, we are planning a kitchen and we want to have an island, but there may not be enough room. Any help?

A: Certainly. Islands can be a great asset in your kitchen if some basic guidelines are followed.

1) Normal walking through the kitchen at leat 36″ between cabinets.
2) If there is an appliance in the path, 42″ to 48″ is recommended.
3) Be sure the island is not in the way of the sink, range and the refrigerator. You’ll want a clear shot to the fridge when a craving occurs and you don’t want a tell-tale hip bruise.

This can be confusing so call me for help anytime. I’ll walk you through it.