35 Gorgeous Kitchen Peninsula Ideas (Pictures)

Luxury traditional cream color cabinet kitchen with peninsula and island with granite counter This gallery showcases gorgeous kitchen peninsula ideas from a variety of design styles. A peninsula is basically an island that’s connected to a wall of the home. Kitchen layouts that are not large enough to accommodate a stand alone island can benefit from adding a peninsula. This can provide you with additional counter space for food prep and eat-in dining. Below are an assortment of kitchen layouts with peninsulas to help you find the one that’s right for your specific style.

The image above features a beautiful cream cabinet kitchen with wrap-around granite countertop peninsula. Decorative molding and a detailed tray ceiling provide a sense of elegance to the space while the tortoise shell pendant lamps and recessed lighting provide plenty of illumination. Additional high-end details such as the maple wood flooring with cherry finish and the luxury stainless steel appliances really make this space stand out. The long dining peninsula provide plenty of opportunities to entertain and gather around the kitchen space.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home”. We all know very well that the kitchen is considered the center of the house because not only is it a place where we eat, but it is also a space for us to gather as a family and bond with friends. With the wide range of activities taking place within the kitchen, it requires careful planning to ensure the best possible lay-out and functionality that we can get.

There are several types of kitchen layouts that we can choose from namely the u-shaped kitchen, the L-shaped kitchen, the galley kitchen and the one wall kitchen. These layouts may be modified by adding a peninsula or an island in order to maximize every inch of kitchen space.

Modern kitchen with snow white quartz counter long peninsula and white oak floors An open concept layout allows this beautiful long l-shaped peninsula with snow white quartz countertop to create a division between the kitchen and living room. The white oak floors which extends from the kitchen all the way to the living room, blends well with the dark tone hi-gloss flat panel cabinetry. Geometric design tile backsplash creates a hip and trendy design scheme.

L Shaped Kitchen with Peninsula

It does not only add aesthetic value to your home, but it is a space efficient solution to improve the working conditions within the kitchen. They can both serve similar functions and have a wide versatility. But how do we know if an island or a peninsula is more suitable for your home?

The island is a functional addition to a kitchen which is usually found in the middle of the kitchen. It also acts as a stunning accent piece because of the variety of finishes that it can be furnished with. Islands work best for big spaces which can accommodate the appended freestanding working counter which is separated from the existing layout of the kitchen.

When added to an L-shaped kitchen layout, it maximizes the space and interaction by directing the work flow into a 4 way direction.

Contemporary dark cabinet kitchen with white counter peninsula This modern kitchen uses an open concept design incorporating dark tone flat panel cabinetry in veneer wood finish and wall panels which extends up to the ceiling compliment the high ceiling. White quartz countertop and a waterfall peninsula balances the modern color scheme. Polished marble flooring, stainless steel appliances, modern dining furniture and bar stools completes the modern style trend.

L shaped kitchen with peninsula and white beadboard cabinets An L-shaped kitchen design with peninsula generally has a layout with one wall of cabinets with a peninsula making up the seating area. This design features a raised breakfast bar peninsula fronting the living room. The kitchen itself is designed with white beadboard cabinets, wood flooring and a creative chalkboard accent wall.

U Shaped Kitchen with Peninsula

When used in a U-shaped layout, it shortens the distance between the different working stations in the kitchen. The kitchen island may be used as an additional working counter, an informal dining space or an extra storage. It is usually furnished with a sink or sometimes a butcher block or a kneading surface to cater to specialized tasks.

The peninsula, on the other hand, is basically a connected island with one of the sides attached to the wall. It connects either to a U-shaped or an L-shaped kitchen and may serve the same purpose the island has.

Unlike the island, the peninsula is more practical to use in small spaces because they do not necessarily need floor space in installation. It works well in optimizing all types of kitchen layouts and may be attached to any existing kitchen counter space. It improves circulation and traffic flow in 3 sides making work more efficient.

The peninsula kitchen can cater to a number of tasks such as meal preparation, a cooking station, a wash area, an informal dining area, a bar or a breakfast nook. It can be used to install additional cabinetry and extend storage. It also works well as a divider for open plans separating the kitchen from all other areas in the house.

Small contemporary apartment kitchen with marmara white marble counter and breakfast bar peninsula Overlooking the city, this kitchen space has picture windows which effectively brings in natural light and provides a beautiful backdrop. This small contemporary apartment features a Marmara white marble countertop and a breakfast bar peninsula with under-mount sink, gray subway tile backsplash which extends up to the ceiling, light tone flat panel cabinetry with smoked glass front panels, stainless steel appliances and ceramic accessories.

U shaped kitchen with blue paint peninsula with seating and dark wood cabinets This U-shaped kitchen provides a long peninsula with plenty of room for seating and under counter cabinet space. The two tone cabinets  offer a peninsula painted blue and main cabinets in dark brown. A large white granite countertop looks out to the living room, making this an effective layout for those wanting a more open plan design without losing counter space.

Contemporary u shaped kitchen with peninsula white cabinets and bianco antico granite countertops This small contemporary u-shaped kitchen with peninsula packs a big punch in a compact floor plan. With its raised breakfast bar peninsula it makes the perfect spot for eat-in dining or entertaining guests while you prepare or cook food.

Kitchen with white cabinets small breakfast bar peninsula wood flooring This u-shaped kitchen with peninsula features white shaker style cabinets and casement windows. The peninsula with breakfast bar countertop provide a space for eat-in dining.

Small Kitchen with Peninsula

Small kitchen with white cabinets peninsula black countertops white subway tile backsplash If you have a small kitchen and want to make every inch count, then the peninsula kitchen is the right choice for you. When there is no clearance for the addition of an island a peninsula makes perfect sense. With careful considerations there is no limit to how you can get your peninsula kitchen to look like.

The height is adjustable and it doesn’t need always need a full base. Lower its height against the existing kitchen counter and you get a stunning breakfast nook for your home or if you want some contrast, you can raise it higher to get a bar to entertain guests.

Furnish it with a wooden countertop and you instantly get a chopping station and meal prep area. Set a granite surface on top of it and you have a distinctive focal point for your kitchen. The possibilities are endless both design wise and functionality wise. The task that you want to use your peninsula kitchen for will help you determine the appropriate material for your finishes.

Traditional white cabinet kitchen with angled peninsula and cushioned bar stools An open concept kitchen design with traditional white raised panel cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The angled peninsula provides more working space and adds a place for entertaining or to have a quick snack. The cushioned bar stools can sit three people comfortably while having a nice conversation. Pendant lights over the peninsula are perfect task lighting for kids doing their homework while Mom prepares a special home-cook meal. Dark tone tile flooring blends well with the polished marble countertop and gives this kitchen a warm and homey feel.

Kitchen Peninsula with Seating

Transitional kitchen with dark cabinets, dining peninsula and calacatta carrara marble counter A fully renovated u-shaped transitional kitchen features modern neutral color scheme. Dark tone cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, mini pendant lights enclosed in glass and gray tile flooring completes the modern style design. The Calacatta Carrara marble counter which extends to the peninsula acts as an informal dining area.

Modern u shaped kitchen with gray quartz counter, mosaic tile backsplash, pendant lights and armless stools This modern kitchen offers a gray and white theme with a u-shaped design layout. The peninsula provides space for dining and is topped with a gray quartz. Guests can enjoy their meal while sitting on white leather armless stools. The chrome teardrop pendant lighting, mosaic tile backsplash, and white laminate cabinetry provide a luxurious look to the space.

Contemporary kitchen with arctic white quartz counter and curved dining peninsula with white bar stools This contemporary kitchen design features a curved dining peninsula with white quartz countertop is reflected by the coved ceiling design with recessed lighting. Dark tone flat panel cabinetry with smoked glass front cabinet doors blends perfect with the stainless steel appliances, oversize chandelier over the dining table and modern cushioned dining chairs and bar stools. Neutral color for the walls and ceiling combines perfectly with the dark tone cabinets.

Contemporary kitchen with industrial design, gray cabinets and white counter peninsula with glass dining table More like a kitchen island with seating this peninsula is attached to a supporting wall for this open concept loft layout. The contemporary and industrial design for this kitchen features a neutral color scheme of white, gray and black, stylish pendant lighting fixtures, stainless steel appliances, modern furniture made of glass, chrome and leather. The flat panel cabinetry, waterfall peninsula and medium tone wood flooring completes the design scheme.

Country kitchen with wood counter dining peninsula and wood flooring Rustic country inspired kitchen features medium tone wood flooring, exposed wooden ceiling, butcher-block-style wood countertop, brick walls and backsplash, Shaker style cabinetry balanced by the stainless steel appliances and modern custom pendant lights. A multi-functional kitchen peninsula with sink provides extra working area and serves as an informal dining area.

Craftsman kitchen with absolute black granite counters, brown shaker wood cabinets and large peninsula This F-shape Craftsman kitchen layout incorporates a large multi-functional peninsula with under-mount sink provides a stylish extension for food preparation, informal dining and extra storage space.  Classic medium tone Shaker cabinetry with glass front panel, jet (Absolute) black granite countertops and medium tone tile flooring associated with stainless steel appliances suggest a contemporary design scheme.

White cabinet kitchen with boreal granite counters and peninsula and island This traditional kitchen features a classic white raised panel inset cabinetry, Boreal granite countertop and medium tone wood flooring. An ornate traditional chandelier over the kitchen island provides a perfect task lighting. An angled peninsula with a submerged sink provides more working space for food preparation.

Dark cabinet contemporary kitchen with solid surface counter dining peninsula and porcelain floor tiles Designed for a masculine taste, this modish kitchen features neutral color scheme using a dark tone Shaker cabinetry, black solid surface countertop, gray porcelain floor tiles, stainless steel appliances and white high stools with sleek and simple lines.  The kitchen peninsula creates a wonderful extra seating area for entertaining, dining and serves as a customized division between the kitchen area and living room.

Kitchen with center peninsula and ash gray quartz counter The coffered ceiling adds height and depth to this contemporary kitchen design. By adding a peninsula, the layout allows an integration for extra storage cabinetry and a customize space for the dish washer and refrigerator. This peninsula with quartz countertop and under-mount sink also serves as an informal dining area and creates a beautiful division for this kitchen. The light tone laminate floors perfectly compliment the neutral color scheme of the walls, ceiling and cabinetry. An industrial pendant lighting fixture ties in with the stainless steel appliances and accessories.

Kitchen with peninsula and new venetian gold granite counter This rustic kitchen design features a new venetian gold granite countertop which extends to the round peninsula, wood beam ceiling, stone wall finish, medium tone solid wood cabinetry, natural stone flooring and mini pendant track lights completes this cozy kitchen space.

Long galley kitchen with small peninsula and ubatuba granite countertop This galley style kitchen has different work zones maximizing the long kitchen space. A small peninsula creates a break within the space which serves as a dining area and provides extra storage space. Wood ceiling panels conforms with the wood flooring. Medium tone Shaker cabinetry with Ubatuba granite countertop adds texture and depth.

Modern kitchen with absolute black granite counter peninsula, cherry wood floors and piston stools with leather seats This modern style kitchen features sleek and simple lines of the cabinetry using flat panel doors, jet black granite countertop, marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances, modern pendant light and piston stools with leather seats. The cherry wood flooring adds as an accent design element.

Modern white kitchen with marble counter peninsula and portable rolling island This modern elegant kitchen doesn’t need much color to bring out a gorgeous design. Light tone flooring, classic Shaker cabinets, white marble countertop, subway tile backsplash, peninsula with under-mount sink, stainless steel appliances and accessories completes this monochromatic color scheme. A portable rolling island and open shelves in medium tone wood veneer finish gives this kitchen an accent color.

Rustic kitchen with sapphire blue granite counter peninsula and oak flooring Rustic interior design incorporates a stone wall for added texture. Exposed wood beam, medium tone raised panel cabinetry and oak flooring, sapphire blue countertop which extends up to the peninsula balanced by the stainless steel appliances give this kitchen a warm and cozy feel perfect for preparing a hearty home-cooked meal.

Cottage kitchen with peninsula, wood countertops and spruce wood floors This cozy cottage style kitchen with peninsula offers a small space where diners can eat in on wood countertops. Spruce wood flooring throughout the space looks attractive and provides plenty of contrast for the off white cabinetry.

Transitional kitchen with curved peninsula and black granite counter Some of the best kitchen peninsula ideas originate out of the need to work with an unusual sized kitchen layout. This design utilizes a curve peninsula to adjust to the small amount of living space. The transitional style inspired kitchen features black painted walls, jet black granite countertop, medium tone tile flooring and globe pendant lighting fixtures over a curved peninsula. In addition there’s recessed panel cabinetry with glass front panel doors, stainless steel appliances and leather upholstered bar stools to create a compact and elegant kitchen design scheme.

Small contemporary kitchen with corian counter peninsula Small spaces can benefit from thinking outside the box when it comes to kitchen peninsula ideas. Incorporating a peninsula with Corian counter into the design of this small contemporary kitchen adds more work space and functions as an informal dining area all at the same time. White color scheme for the walls and flat panel cabinetry is balanced by the stainless steel appliances and light tone wooden floors.

Traditional kitchen with l shaped peninsula and new venetian gold granite counter An open concept layout allows an L-shape kitchen peninsula with new Venetian gold granite countertop to be integrated. This design provides extra storage space and functions as a dining area perfect for entertaining and adds more space for food preparation. A boxed ambient lighting fixture and faux wood flooring creates a custom design scheme.

White cabinet kitchen with small peninsula and black leather bar stools Classic white recessed inset cabinetry balanced by the stainless steel appliances, glass pendant lights and black leather bar stools creates a modern style kitchen design. Medium tone wood flooring provides an accent color to the otherwise mono-chromatic color scheme. Incorporating a small peninsula with quartz countertop, adds more space for food preparation and extra seating for dining.

Traditional kitchen with raised panel cabinets in light wood color with peninsula dining This traditional style kitchen features a long raised peninsula perfect for a large informal dining and hides food preparation from view. It also functions as a divider between kitchen and lounge area. Raised panel cabinetry with light tone wood color makes this room elegantly grand.

Polished granite countertop adds texture and integrates a neutral accent color. Natural travertine stone floor is perfect for heavy traffic while the wooden flooring in the lounge area gives a warm homey feel. Pendant lights over the peninsula give ample lighting for dining and food preparation. Period style high chairs adds some accent and the stone fireplace provides a cozy focal point.

Traditional kitchen with santorini white marble counter peninsula and swivel barstools with cushions A traditional style inspired kitchen features warm color scheme used for the wood cabinetry and flooring balanced by the stainless steel appliances. The kitchen peninsula with Santorini white marble countertop provides a chic design for the wine rack and built-in cooktop. It also serves as an informal dining space and the cushioned swivel barstools adds extra seating for entertaining while doing food preparations.

Kitchen design with peninsula, cherry cabinets and ivory fantasy granite countertops This kitchen peninsula design with cherry cabinets has room for seating just out of sight. The lovely ivory fantasy granite countertops adds an attractive contrast to the dark hue of the wood cabinetry and tile floors.

Small cottage kitchen with peninsula u shaped design and white cabinets This small cottage kitchen with peninsula has a u shaped design that provides space for eat-in dining. The space features beige granite countertops with white raised panel cabinets and wood flooring.

Traditional kitchen with monte cristo granite counter peninsula with fabric chairs and subway tile backsplash This chic traditional style kitchen features Monte Cristo granite countertop, classic Shaker white cabinetry, white subway and mosaic tiles are used for the backsplash, porcelain tile flooring, elegant glass pendant lights, stainless steel appliances and tufted fabric high chairs completes the design scheme. A small peninsula functions as a breakfast nook.

Traditional white cabinet kitchen with peninsula, granite counters and pendant lighting This traditional white cabinet kitchen makes use of its small layout with the help of a peninsula to provide additional food prep and dining space. The peninsula has a raised kitchen breakfast bar side for dining and a lower cook preparation side. The counter is a light color granite that compliments the white flat panel cabinetry and crown molding.


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  1. Trying to find the manufacture of a bar stool that you have in one of your articles. “33 Gorgeous Kitchen Peninsula Ideas (Picture)”. It is the 25th picture down round cushioned swivel bar stool with rounded back. Any help would be awsome

      • Pretty sure the OP is talking about the 25th photo AFTER the table of contents, so not including the introductory photo. If you still don’t know what he means just look at the 26th photo. 🙂 They look very comfy!

  2. YES! Those round, swivel bar stools are beautiful. I’ve been searching for them all evening. It’s the picture with the “Santorini white Marble countertop” with the built-in wine rack. I would love to get my hands on a few.

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