A peninsula solution is ideal for kitchens that face onto an open space, it allows you to define the different areas of the space without using structures that obstruct the view. The space thus becomes airy and dynamic, and thanks to compositional versatility, it can be customised to suit your style and needs. In addition, as with island units, peninsulas can make the space more welcoming without taking up much space. Here are 5 designs with kitchen peninsula units performing different roles.
1. WORK PENINSULA AND COUNTER PENINSULA. DOUBLE? WHY NOT!
This intelligent design makes the most of the kitchen’s length. On one side there are columns and panelling with shelves, on the other, work areas spread across two peninsulas. One peninsula houses the sink and provides extra storage space whilst the second peninsula becomes a counter top. This solution can also be used individually for long kitchens: the counter becomes an area for eating snacks as well as an additional space for preparing food. Choose the same finish for the prop and top to create a high-impact architectural feature.
Kitchen Orange with work peninsula - Collection System -
2. A VIEW OVER THE LIVING ROOM
Cooking whilst entertaining guests, preparing a snack while the kids are doing homework or preparing dinner while you sip an aperitif with friends... With this design everything takes place around the cooking area situated on the peninsula unit, with a designer extraction hood providing the perfect visual focal point. The worktop is extended to become a snack bar and the side of the peninsula becomes another piece of living room furniture, which is also functional when fitted with shelves or open units.
Kitchen Fun with living peninsula - Collection Everyone -
3. CONTAMINATIONS: THE PENINSULA BECOMES A TABLE
Not just a work area, the peninsula can be much more: in this case it becomes a table and area where the kitchen, dining area and living room collide. This is a contemporary alternative to the classic dining table pushed up against the wall. The kitchen finishes are echoed in the panelling and combinations of shelves. The open units create a welcoming space that makes the most of the wall height, providing storage for pots and pans and ornaments.
Kitchen First with table peninsula - Collection Everyone -
4. A FASCINATING PENINSULA
This design features a peninsula that is at once elaborate and simple. The kitchen extends along a fitted peninsula that ends with a worktop at snack bar height in a contrasting finish. With this kind of configuration a methacrylate prop is an absolute must. Differently from glass, it is beautifully clear even when thick, giving rise to a suspended effect. The same solution can also be used with a table-height worktop for a truly fascinating visual effect.
Kitchen Way with snack peninsula - Collection Sistema -
5. A BALANCE OF PROPORTIONS AND FINISHES
This design shows how the right combination of finishes and details can make a unique and harmonious kitchen. The solid wood worktop rests on the peninsula: this distinguishes the kitchen area from the breakfast area, highlighted by a change in finish. The peninsula is functional and organised, providing storage on both sides, without taking up too much space. This type of configuration is also great for spaces that are long and not very wide.
Kitchen Way with snack worktop - Collection Sistema -