Adding a Peninsula to your Handmade Kitchen

Peninsulas offer the same benefits as a kitchen island with extra worktop space, storage, and a place to socialise. They can be scaled to fit within any sized kitchen, so if you’re dreaming of a kitchen island but you don’t have the space to accommodate one, opt for a peninsula instead. The difference between a peninsula and an island is it’s connected to a wall on one end.

Incorporating a peninsula into your kitchen allows you to get a taste of ‘island life’, no matter what shaped layout you have.

What is a peninsula?

A peninsula kitchen is similar to an island built with units and worktops, but instead of it being free-standing in the middle of your kitchen, one end is attached to a wall. A peninsula is accessible from three sides and serves as an extension in the kitchen layout, it can also act as a divider in open-plan spaces just like an island.

You can add a peninsula to an L or U-shaped kitchen as it must protrude from the wall, leaving three sides exposed or one depending on the layout shape.

The benefits of a peninsula

If you have a small kitchen a peninsula can bring a lot of potential to your layout.

  • Additional counter space – just like a kitchen island, a peninsula offers more worktop space. An island needs a pathway all around it, while the peninsular sits connected to a wall – so that small patch of walkway becomes an additional worktop area instead.
  • Additional storage – a peninsula can offer extra cupboards and drawers.
  • Perfect for smaller kitchens – a kitchen island will need a large room, where peninsulas can be short or long and can fit into smaller kitchens as well as big ones.

Where can the peninsula be fitted in my kitchen?

A peninsula can be fitted to the room in many ways depending on the kitchen layout.

  • A peninsula can act as a half-wall in an open-plan room to define the zones without completely separating them.
  • A peninsula can be a place to eat, where you can position stools to create a breakfast bar-style dining area.
  • You can add a peninsula to a single galley-layout to give it an L-shaped worktop layout.
  • Add a peninsula to an existing L-shaped kitchen to create a surface layout of a U-shape. It doesn’t have to be the same length, a shorter length can still add a lot to your kitchen.
  • It doesn’t have to be particularly long the peninsula – you could consider fitting a short unit and installing integrated appliances for a personalised prep space that suits your requirements and needs.

Contact us today to find out more about peninsulas within your handmade kitchen – we look forward to hearing from you.

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