Opting for a Peninsula Instead of a Traditional Kitchen Island
In this day and age, it’s quite rare to encounter a kitchen design that does not include an island. But depending on your specific needs in the kitchen, a traditional island may not be the most ideal design solution.
That’s where a peninsula might be of interest.
If you remember anything from geography class, then the concept of a peninsula might be somewhat familiar. Specifically, a peninsula is a piece of land that’s bordered by water on three sides but is still connected to a mainland. Can you see how this applies in contrast to a kitchen island?
A peninsula offers the same advantages of a kitchen island without being free-floating. Instead, one end of the four sides is connected to a wall. And it can be quite advantageous in a number of ways if a traditional island isn’t for you.
Ideal for smaller kitchens
Homeowners that have smaller kitchen spaces to work with should consider a peninsula instead. This is because there’s no need to plan for walking room around all four sides of an island since only three sides are open to the kitchen.
Speaking of an open kitchen…
A peninsula is the perfect option for an open kitchen design. Instead of having a fourth wall, you can introduce the use of a peninsula. By using a peninsula, you’ll be visually and physically separating the kitchen area from the room it opens up to without sacrificing the feeling of an open layout.
Extra Counter and Storage Space
No matter how you incorporate a peninsula, you’ll be providing the kitchen with more storage and counter space, in some cases even more than a kitchen island could provide. Even a tiny peninsula that juts out in the middle of your kitchen will provide that extra storage and counter space that you need.
Peninsulas will especially benefit smaller kitchens that would otherwise have no space for seating. Even a small peninsula provides space to pull chairs up to for a quick informal meal, or simply space to sit while working in the kitchen.
Need more kitchen ideas? Read our post on The Infamous L-Shaped Kitchen Layout.
Island vs. peninsula: which one is right for your Atlanta kitchen renovation? Contact Renewal Design Build today for help making the right decision. You can also check out pictures of our finished kitchen projects on our website!