May 25, 2016
When designed your new kitchen remodel and selecting the perfect kitchen cabinets, many homeowners come to a point where they need to select a island or peninsula. If you are on the fence between these two options, we hope to provide some useful information in making your big decision.
What is a Kitchen Island?
A kitchen island is defined as a stand alone counter which is accessible from all sides. Since being accessible from all sides, it’s very frequent, convenient and practical.
Pros of Kitchen Island
- Extra Space
- Space where friends and family can hangout
- Open area, creates more space for people to enter and exit kitchen
Cons of Kitchen Island
- It can make a small room sometimes look cramped
- Depending on the island size, you may feel that it’s too small for a sink installation or too small for seating
- If you have a large family there many not be enough room for everyone to gather around
What is a Kitchen Peninsula
A kitchen peninsula is a set of cabinets that are connected from one side of a kitchen.
Pros of Kitchen Peninsula
- If you have a small kitchen, a peninsula is great for being space-efficient
- You are provided with usually more cabinet and more counter top space then islands.
- If your kitchen is cramped for seating, you can use bars tools on the peninsula to maximize seating.
Cons of Kitchen Peninsula
- A peninsula can cause too much congested and backed up space. With family members working within the same area, there is less space to leave.