In the peninsula style kitchen the cabinets are arranged along one to three walls with the island attached to one wall forming the peninsula.
Depending on the size of the kitchen and peninsula configuration, setting up a comfortable work triangle shouldn't be too challenging.
Factoring in your needs, this layout can provide:
a bar for snacking
a divider between the cooking and dining area
and or additional workspace.
Islands are typically freestanding and centrally located within the kitchen space.
Often islands are incorporated into a design to facilitate more usable work space and additional seating.
They can also be used to divide large kitchens, establish separate workstations, afford additional storage, provide casual seating and to simply create interest.
L Shape Kitchen
The L Shape is the most common layout configuration found in kitchens. In this configuration, work areas including cabinetry and appliances are located along two connecting walls, allowing for maximum uninterrupted floor space.
This efficient layout normally includes the range on one wall, the refrigerator on the adjacent wall, and the sink centrally located between the range and the refrigerator.
The galley kitchen, also known as a corridor or railroad kitchen, consists of a layout in which cabinetry and appliances are located on two opposing walls.
Galley kitchens are most prominent in small spaces; often times one or both ends of the kitchen lead to another room.
When ever space is tight and efficiency is a priority - careful consideration should be given to maximizing storage.
In addition, keeping appliances and gadgets from cluttering countertops will help reserve this space for important tasks in the kitchen.
U Shape Kitchen
U Shape Kitchen design consists of all cabinetry and appliances being placed along 3 connecting walls to form the letter U.
This layout configuration provides for an efficient work triangle with uninterrupted floor space - optimizing work flow.
Some key benefits of this layout include extra countertop space and additional room for cabinetry.
Careful consideration should be taken with corners to overcome potentially unusable space. Implementing specialty corner units below and above countertops will allow for maximum utilization of storage space. A corner sink may also transition a corner if desired.