If you want to add functionality to your kitchen, you should consider integrating an island or peninsula into the space. There are instances where one option makes better sense than the other.
A kitchen island is exactly that – a freestanding element in the middle of the kitchen that’s surrounded by walking space. Homeowners and designers alike love islands because of the style and functionality they add to the kitchen. But style and function are also present in a peninsula. Unlike its counterpart, a peninsula is not a standalone element; its one side is connected to the wall, creating a U- or L-shaped kitchen layout.
Both the peninsula and island help expand available worktop space in your kitchen while also creating a nice spot for family and friends to congregate without interrupting your work.
When to Go for a Kitchen Island
There are plenty of things to love about a kitchen island. This should definitely be your go-to choice if:
- Your kitchen has an open-concept design plan.
- You want to maximize kitchen workflow. A kitchen island, in fact, can reduce the time spent walking between prep areas and appliances.
- You need to direct foot traffic away from your work triangle, making tasks faster and more efficient to do.
When to Choose a Peninsula
Don’t count out peninsulas just yet. They make for a much better choice if:
- You want to optimize available space in your smaller kitchen.
- You’d like to separate your kitchen from the dining area without putting up a dividing wall.
- You need to add functionality and storage to your kitchen without spending too much.
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