Planning Your Kitchen: Five Tools for Layout - This can be used not only for designing a new kitchen, but to help you think through how a kitchen would work for you in an existing house that you may be considering for purchase!
Extending the island - link to page describing making the shelf for microwave xxx Like the usefulness of the Ikea bar to hand teatowels using the 'dead space' of the blank side. This island is 6 ft long, same as our 180cm option. I think she said her original had been 3 ft deep (92cm) but she had deepened it slightly with a bit more overhang to give more room to sit under the overhang - perhaps 40cm would do this? xxx