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  1. Tom thinks a minimum-size kitchen island should be 3 feet by 5 feet.
  2. From the face of the island to the face of the wall or cabinet should be a minimum of 42 inches.
  3. From the face of the island to the face of the wall or cabinet if there’s seating at the island should be a minimum of 60 inches.
  4. The height of an island usually matches the height of a countertop at 36 inches.
  5. If your island has seating, the counter should overhang at least 15 inches.
  6. An island with a taller height for bar stool seating should be 42 inches high and the overhang should be at least 12 inches.
  7. An island with a sink or stove should be larger.
  8. Island tops can either match the adjacent counters or be a different material like butcher block.

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Tom cites his preferred sizing for a kitchen island, which was inspired by this article on TOH.com