A kitchen peninsula is named after land peninsula. In landscape a peninsula is a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water. A kitchen peninsula basically serves the same purpose as a kitchen island, but it’s fixed to at least 1 wall, with access to 3 sides rather than 4 like kitchen island. A kitchen peninsula is an extension of the rest of the kitchen, unlike kitchen islands which are a distinct unit separate from the other worktops and cupboards. Due to its’ structure, a kitchen 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.
If you have an L-shaped kitchen, a kitchen peninsula will work best as it’ll double as a room divider which conveniently separates the dinning or living area from the main kitchen. With a kitchen peninsula, you’re also afforded lots of room for storage room and counter-tops. In addition to that, if you are concerned that your kitchen is too small for seating, the kitchen peninsula allows you to utilize bar stools so that you can maximize your dining options.
How you normally live and what you plan on using the kitchen space for, is a deciding factor between kitchen peninsulas and kitchen islands. Kitchen peninsulas generally close off a certain section of the kitchen by creating a border between the cooking area and the dining or living space. If you don’t plan to have kids and of entertaining guests in your kitchen and you want a bit of privacy when cooking, a kitchen peninsula is a much better choice than a kitchen island.The peninsula unit is a great tool for
creating a U-shaped kitchen within a larger space.