Does Your Chicagoland Custom Kitchen Need an Island or a Peninsula?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_with_island_2It is not uncommon to walk in most kitchens today and see some sort of an island.  Kitchens are bigger and can more easily accommodate an island.  Today’s kitchen islands have purpose as well as style and function. 

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, adding an island is usually at the top of the list. But is a kitchen island really what every kitchen needs?  In some kitchens a peninsula or U-shaped kitchen might actually be more practical and beneficial. A peninsula in some floor plans or layouts will actually give you more storage, can create extra seating and have many added benefits.

So how do you know when to choose an island over a peninsula?  First you will want to determine if there is enough space between the island and the rest of the cabinets in the kitchen.  You need at least 36 inches of space or it gets too crowded and can make a kitchen congested.  You want to be able to open drawers and cabinet doors without banging into the rest of the kitchen.  Second, you will want to consider the different work zones and needs of your household.  Lastly, you will want to consider the overall floor plan of your home.  Will your kitchen be open or closed?  


Here at Brakur Custom Cabinetry our experienced designers can help you find the right layout for your kitchen and decide if a kitchen island or peninsula is right for your kitchen.  We have technology that can help you see your kitchen before you decide.  If you would like to set up a free consultation with one of our design experts about determining whether an island or peninsula will work best for your Chicagoland custom kitchen you can contact us here.

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Topics: Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Island, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Peninsula, Open Kitchen

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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