The focal point of the kitchen is a vast, double-depth island with a painted base and wooden worktop, incorporating a hob and wine fridges. Homes & Gardens | http://www.housetohome.co.uk/house-tour/picture/explore-this-immaculate-country-home-in-hertfordshire/2
Shoehorning an island into a kitchen that's too small is a mistake. Here are the minimum clearances the author uses between islands and cabinets, as well as minimum sizes for islands with different uses. Remember, these are minimums; it's better to be more generous if your floor plan allows.