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maytag

I have an A frame lake home. Wanting to Accommodate 12 people around and island instead of using a table. Is this possible?

   
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Dubyel

Figuring a standard 18-24" per person, do you have room for an island that's at least 9'x3' or 4'x8' and still allows 36"-42" of clearance on all sides? It can be hard to visualize, so use a dozen place mats and boxes or painter's tape to try layouts in your space, which can be more effective than drawing a layout on paper. Spaces seem much more spacious on paper. Also, allowing for knee room/stool space won't allow for much practical storage underneath, so basically you're creating a big counter-height table. It would still be much better than a regular-height table for prep though. For example, I needed storage, prep space, and seating for 2, so I created an island 39x48" with a shallow drawer stack just on one end. If I had left out the storage, it would seat 4 comfortably, 5 cozily, and 6 cramped.



   
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Joanne Cannell Designs

I would allow 24” in width as a minimum for each person. For leg room, if the table will be 30” high, you want 18” in depth for each person. If it will be 36” high, you want 15” in depth. In the example above of a 39” x 48” table, each person would have at least 24” in width if it seats 6.

   

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