Photo By: Designer, Rebekah Zaveloff
Photo By: Scott Mayoral ©Design by Christopher J. Grubb.
Photo By: Designer, Gladys Schanstra
Photo By: Designer, Daniel Bodenmiller
Photo By: Designer, Jennifer Duneier
Photo By: Designer, Marie Burgos
A peninsula is basically a connected island, converting an L-shaped kitchen layout into a horseshoe or U-shape. In many kitchens that have this layout, the peninsula serves as a room divider that separates the kitchen from a dining or living room area, as seen in this design.
Works Like an Island
Peninsulas function much like islands but offer more clearance in kitchens that may not be able to accommodate a true island. This bungalow kitchen is long and narrow, so rather than an island, it has a peninsula with enough seating for three. Design by Rebekah Zaveloff.
In addition to adding counter space for the kitchen, this peninsula has built-in drawers next to the seating area, turning it into potential office space. Design by Christopher J. Grubb.
Creative Space Planning
In this narrow kitchen in a Victorian row house, a peninsula separates the main sink from the bar sink, creating much-needed counter space. The peninsula also conceals a pull-out freezer drawer system. Design by Rebekah Zaveloff.
A Blend of Materials
In this layout, the peninsula converts an L-shaped kitchen into a G-shaped design, adding more space to prepare food and entertain family and guests. The design also serves an aesthetic purpose. The organically shaped butcher block bar works well with the tumbled slate backsplash, giving this kitchen a modern country feel. Design by Judith Balis.
The peninsula in this horseshoe, or U-shaped, kitchen creates a small sitting area for entertaining guests. Design by Gladys Schanstra.
More Space to Work With
This peninsula offers additional counter space, cabinet storage and bar seating. Design by Daniel Bodenmiller.
This peninsula functions as a room divider and additional work space. The original layout had peninsula cabinets suspended from the ceiling, which were replaced with decorative lights to create a more open layout. Design by Mary Broerman. Photo by Greg Epstein.
Incorporate the Triangle
In this kitchen, the primary sink is designed into a peninsula, making it an important part of the work triangle and converting an L-shape layout to a U shape. Design by Jennifer Duneier.
Create Counter Space
For this small kitchen, a peninsula provides much-needed counter space and a location for the primary sink. Design by Marie Burgos.