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Layout: Island or peninsula?

11 years ago

I'm in the beginning stages of a kitchen remodel. Mainly two adults use the kitchen. My current kitchen looks exactly like rhome 410's suggestion --- only with a peninsula on the side where the breakfast area is. The width of the kitchen from sink/window side to opposite fridge side is 13'3".

In our case, the door opening (no closing door) between pantry and range leads to the dining room.

We're considering replacing the peninsula with an island, but never having had an island, I'm not really sure what the pros and cons would be. So, we basically have three options.

Please give me your advice:

1. Island: Opening up the kitchen but potentially creating a barrier between sink and fridge?

2. Extend the run along the window/sink wall and have a counter, foregoing the breakfast area.

3. Basically keeping the current layout, i.e. peninsula. The only difference would be to have a range hood and put a microwave next to the fridge.

current kitchen


Here is a link that might be useful: island

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