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43 Kitchen With a Peninsula Design Ideas

Kitchen With a Peninsula Design Idea

Usually described as the heart of the home, the kitchen is a special space that requires careful planning in order to get right. Since the kitchen is used as not just as a place to prepare food, but also as a place to chat, eat and hang out, there are various factors that you need to consider when choosing on the ideal layout.

What is a kitchen peninsula

A peninsula basically serves the same purpose as the kitchen island, but it’s fixed to at least 1 wall, with access to 3 sides rather than 4 like an island. A peninsula is actually seen as an extension of the rest of the kitchen, unlike islands which are a distinct unit separate from the other worktops and cupboards. Due to its’ structure, a peninsula is a great choice for kitchens with a smaller footprint, as it’s more space efficient. It’s much easier to incorporate, and homeowners can choose just how small or big they want it to be. 

Kitchen island vs peninsula

Wether given the choice of a kitchen layout, many homeowners would opt for a kitchen island; an island is a free standing counter space, which is usually located at the center of the kitchen. Kitchen island serves numerous puproses including, but not limited to; an additional workspace, a place for family and guests to sit and chat, among others. However, sometimes a kitchen peninsula can be a much better option. In this post, we are going to talk about when to choose a peninsula over an island in your kitchen.

How you normally live and what you plan on using the kitchen space for, is another deciding factor between peninsulas and islands. As mentioned earlier, peninsulas generally close off a certain section of the kitchen by creating a border between the cooking space and the dining or living space. Unless you plan to doing lots of entertaining in your kitchen and you want a bit of privacy when cooking, a peninsula is a much better choice than an island in your kitchen.


L-shaped kitchen

If you have an L-shaped kitchen, a peninsula will work best as it’ll double as a divider which conveniently separates the dinning or living area from the kitchen. Wih a peninsula, you’re also afforded lots of room for storage room and countertop space. In addition to that, if you are concerned that your kitchen is too small for seating, the peninsula allows you to utilize bar stools so that you can maximize your dining options.

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Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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