Category Archives: Peninsula

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 … Continue reading

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Kitchen Design Ideas: A Single Cabinet Facing Out for a Table Based Peninsula

Typical kitchen peninsulas are part of the cabinets; they’re permanent.  We feel that’s too limiting in a small kitchen. Sometimes and island is useful and others a peninsula. With a little design forethought, transform a single row kitchen into an … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 9

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Useful kitchen spaces: Peninsulas that work!

A peninsula should be more than a museum for Great Grandmother Ethel’s antique tea cups. What better place is there for a cocktail than at a bar adjoining the kitchen? Glasses, bottles and stools are all within reach . . … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 7

 

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A functional kitchen island from IKEA

We’ve all been there: we’re trying to create the perfect island for the kitchen and the ideas seem contradictory. However, there’s no need to sacrifice looks for functionality! You can have them both with a gorgeous two-level island. Just take … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and The Completed Design – Project 6

IKDO designed a cozy eating area for $3,813.53

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