35+ Gorgeous and Functional Kitchen Peninsulas

These architectural alternatives to the traditional kitchen island are space-saving and chic.

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Haris Kenjar

Different than a freestanding island, kitchen peninsulas offer three sides of workspace, with one end attached to a wall or counter space, often forming an 'L shape.' Peninsula layouts provide ample space and storage for a kitchen, and especially serve as an alternative option to an island for smaller-sized kitchens. That said, peninsulas can be a great design choice for any kitchen, even alongside islands as seen in the designs below.

Browse through 35+ brilliant ideas to see how striking and functional kitchen peninsulas can be for your space.

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William Abranowicz
Small and Compact

In an art-filled San Francisco apartment, cabinetry contrasts just so with countertops. Snugged up at the tiny kitchen peninsula are stools by .

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New Orleans Manse Remodel
Paul Costello
All Marble

In this New Orleans mansion, the backsplash, counters, and kitchen peninsula are Carrara gold marble, and the barstools are by CB2.

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Greg Premru Photography Inc.
Champagne-Toned Urban Kitchen
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Susan Gilmore Photography
Petite Guest Lodge with Reclaimed Wood Floors and Beams
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Francis Dzikowski
A Modern Loft Full-Floor Renovation
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Chipper Hatter
East Village Loft Kitchen
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Sargent Photography
Miami Penthouse, Kitchen With Mahogany Paneled Walls
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EOLO Design
Traditional Kitchen With an Edge
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Carter Berg
Wood Kitchen in a Coastal House
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Jeff Cate
Industrial Apartment Kitchen
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Sims Hilditch
Airy Kitchen With Natural Light
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Alex Alonso
Modern Miami Kitchen

Featuring marble surfaces and vintage Italian lighting bymr. alex TATE.

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Ken Hayden
Modern White Kitchen With Wood Detail
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Tricia Shay
Transitional Kitchen With Peninsula Seating
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David Sundberg
Wood Cabinetry and Marble Countertop
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Kim Sargent
White Contemporary Kitchen
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Gross & Daley Photo
Contemporary Country Kitchen
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Annie Garner
Open Kitchen and Family Room
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Chipper Hatter
Bright Kitchen with Herringbone Backsplash and Blue Lower Cabinets
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Lee Manning
Modern Residence in West Hollywood
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Stephen Karlisch
Airy Kitchen With Pops of Red
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Arnona Oren
Waterfall Quartz Countertop
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David Duncan Livingston
Sonoma Wine Country Retreat Kitchen
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Paul Stoppi
Dark Cabinets, Marble Waterfall Peninsula

Dark wood paneled doors hide utilities, appliances and provide storage by Dunagan Diverio Design Group.

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Andrea Cipriani Mecchi
Contemporary Kitchen with Black Cabinetry and Industrial Touches
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Neil Landino
Traditional White

Lustrous, dark hardwood floors ground this classic white kitchen, by Sarah Blank Design Studio

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Jay Greene
Modern kitchen With a Yellow Backsplash
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Aaron Usher III
A Bahamas Kitchen With Panoramic Windows
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Aspen Leaf Interiors
Functional Kitchen With Plenty of Cabinets
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Haris Kenjar
Bellevue Midcentury Eclectic Kitchen
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