Interested in installing a kitchen island but don’t have the layout to make it work? You might want to consider adding a peninsula instead. A peninsula kitchen is simply an island anchored to a wall or line of cabinets. It may be used as a breakfast bar, seating area or just extra countertop and storage space. The peninsula gives you more cabinetry without adding a wall, and it’s a good solution for kitchens that lack extra wall space but have the square footage to spare.
As with any other kitchen layout, the cost of creating a peninsula kitchen depends entirely on the materials used, size of the job, and cost of labor. Do you want to add a stovetop to your peninsula addition? That’ll cost more as well. Consult a kitchen contractor for exact figures.
An island works better in a U or L-shaped kitchen layout with ample space between the surrounding walls. A peninsula works best in kitchens that lack wall space but have floor space to spare.
It is important to follow the triangle system for proper placement of the major kitchen appliances. Placing two appliances next to each other not only throws your kitchen design out of balance, but makes functioning around them much more difficult.
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