Jim has listened to my bitching and complaining about how much I hate wiping down the kitchen counters. While everyone in the family, Chef James in particular, loves the prep space you can only imagine how I feel about the island. It’s 6’4″ by 7’2″, which equals 6,536sq inches or 45.39sq feet. I literally have to climb up on the counter to reach the middle to wipe it clean. Come on we all have at least a dozen things around the house that we’re not eager to do, right? I’ve decided to stop complaining about the counter-tops. All that complaining in the past only got me a bigger counter-top. If I were to keep it up who knows what the future may bring!