The right compromise between a linear kitchen and an island, kitchen peninsula cabinets are becoming increasingly popular with recipe and design fans. Why? There are lots of reasons why you would succumb to their charm: in this article we explore some of them in more detail, and point out the main features of this particular kitchen configuration. Are you ready to get to know peninsula cabinets better? Let the introductions begin!
Let’s start by quashing a myth: like the island, peninsula cabinets are not only designed for large rooms, but also fit into smaller ones, often proving to be the key solution for making the most of the space available. Some models are ideal as a counter and perfect for replacing the often bulky dining table.
An example of this is the Carattere protruding breakfast bench, in Nabuk Oak finish to match the composition, which offers a very comfortable snack top where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast before starting work.
Are you already thinking about happy hour?
The Hold Up+ pull-out worktop of the kitchen peninsula cabinets displayed by Evolution is perfect for serving drinks and sharing them with loved ones: sitting on stools, friends will feel as pampered as if they were in a bar, while you can continue to prepare and finish cooking the evening meal.
Time to experiment with that recipe you saved on-line? Peninsula cabinets transform from a support top into an effective worktop: compared to classic configurations, this type of kitchen has a larger surface for chopping vegetables, kneading and rolling out pastry and so much more, allowing you to unleash your imagination.
And there’s more: choosing a composition with peninsula cabinets is also very useful for inserting all those appliances that don’t fit into the wall system, like the sink or cooker.
This can be seen in the LiberaMente model, which offers peninsula cabinets with no less than three areas with a different purpose each and subsequent thickness: washing area (built-in), breakfast bench and cooking area. All in Pietra d’Iseo Ceppo porcelain stoneware, a material resistant to cutting, abrasion, water and temperature changes, factors that must be taken into account in an environment as lively as the kitchen.
Divide or join? Peninsula cabinets can perform both functions: separating the living area from the food preparation area, thereby enclosing the different settings and their specific activities, or integrating the two areas, creating perfect stylistic continuity.
Just like in the glossy lacquered FluxSwing kitchen, where the Slide element creates an unusual sliding effect from the wall units down to the living room base units, reflecting the outline of the peninsula cabinets.
Why not use the area under the counter to store cookery books, crockery and other useful kitchen utensils?
Thanks to peninsula cabinets with open-fronted end base units or concealed doors, you will have much more space to organise your daily essentials.