Some people say the kitchen is the heart of the home, whether it’s where you entertain your family and friends or the place where you argue the most over who has taken your last biscuit; it’s a place that people love spending time in.
Over the years kitchen islands have become ever so popular with the UK nation with many of us dreaming of having a kitchen island or a peninsula at some point. Of course, there are a lot of factors in making this dream a reality, including the size of your kitchen, the functionality and the cost.
They pretty much offer the same functions, more surface area space, storage and a place for the family and friends to gather around. However, deciding which one is best is down to the space available and its functionality.
An island has four open sides and stands on its own, however a peninsula has 3 open sides and is usually connected by a wall or units. An island is a great addition to the kitchen as it provides more surface space to work on as well as space for the family to chat around. But of course, a large kitchen is essential to have a kitchen island, there needs to be adequate space to be able to walk around it or life would be very tricky! It must also take in consideration the 3-triangle rule, the fridge, sink and cooking area mustn’t be blocked or interrupted by the island or it defeats the purpose of a functional kitchen. If you find yourself in this position a peninsula is much more suitable.
Depending on how you use your kitchen depends on your decision, if you like to entertain regularly a kitchen island is a great fit as the kitchen remains open. However, the peninsula sections the area off which may be great for people who want to section off the kitchen slightly to create a space for cooking.
It’s a big decision for any home owner, if you’re not sure what’s best for you, get in touch with one of our team members.