Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: What’s the Appropriate Space between a Peninsula and Cabinets Close to it.

Inexperienced designers often forget to leave enough circulation space between  cabinets (see another example here) and cabinets and appliances. As shown above, any refrigerator in inaccessible when there only 25” of free space.

Our IKEA designers weren’t thrilled about placing a refrigerator perpendicular to the end of a peninsula – but the client insisted. The only remedy was to increase the opening space from 25” to 36” to at least leave space to access and remove food. See the design below.

About IKD

IKD began several years ago designing IKEA kitchens for IKEA authorized installation contractors. We've successfully completed thousands of IKEA kitchen designs for every possible range of size, shape, budget and style. We still continue to design for these IKEA contractors, but also serve those IKEA consumers that just want a design or will install themselves. Most often customers want a better quality design than what they can do with IKEA's Home Planner.
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One Response to Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: What’s the Appropriate Space between a Peninsula and Cabinets Close to it.

  1. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

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