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daynahaley
This is exactly what I needed to read! I have a very narrow kitchen and even though we are taking out a wall the support posts are giving me a headache! Now that I have given up the island idea I can do a peninsula and gain back that 36" of space I was wasting around the island. I won't put any cabinets on the perpendicular wall to keep it simple. Thank you for your article!
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13felines
Love this write up on peninsulas
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Kim Matrise Tweeden

Excellent article! Too often people want an island for the sake of having an island and the space really doesn't work. IMO, the kitchen must be large enough to justify one. Otherwise, it creates a too tight situation with guests in the way of everything you need to get to when entertaining--peninsulas can be just as good for socializing and keep the guests close by but out of the way! Your examples are beautiful!

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