The kitchen peninsula is a furniture module,Which is a continuation of the headset or is located close to one of the walls of the kitchen. Unlike the island, which is accessible from all sides, the peninsula is usually limited in access from one end of the structure. Such modules are convenient in that they give owners of kitchen facilities the opportunity to increase the number of storage systems, work surfaces and space for the integration of household appliances, but they occupy less space than the islands located in the center of the kitchen.
For small kitchens, the peninsula can become aThe only possibility of organizing not only additional furniture, but also places for breakfast, and even full, long meals. In typical apartments, there is often no room for a separate dining room and within a kitchen room of modest size, there is also no room for a dining area, in which case the kitchen pen stand becomes a sector for small family meals. We offer you the opportunity to look at specific examples of design projects for kitchen facilities, in which situations, in what location, modification and execution, installation of the peninsula can be justified from a functional, aesthetic and ergonomic point of view.
Peninsula for organizing meals for meals
Most often a peninsula in small kitchensSpace is used to extend storage systems and organize a place where two or three people can have a snack if there is a full-fledged dining area in the house or enjoy a long meal if there is no possibility of organizing a table segment in an apartment or home.
For very small kitchen facilities, whichAmong other things, are burdened with a balcony door, the peninsula becomes a multifunctional furniture system. Its surface can be used as a cutting table, and later - a dining room, the inside is given for small storage systems.
Another example of a small kitchen, which managed to organize the use of the countertops of the peninsula as a surface for dressing, as well as a place for short meals, for example, breakfast.
Sometimes a peninsula (which, in fact, is aBar counter for organizing breakfasts) is located outside of its base. Where is the empty space for feet in the center of the kitchen set. This is the case if the bottom of the walls of the peninsula acts as a support, for example, a soft zone of the living room or a screen for zoning space.
Even in fairly spacious kitchensYou can meet the layout of the kitchen set with the peninsula. If the elderly people and young children do not live in the house or apartment, the dining area located behind the peninsula and equipped with bar stools will not be a problem. Many homeowners, and especially those who often sit on a diet, like this approach to the place for eating - for a long time in such a place you will not sit, which means you will not eat much.
Continuing the countertop of the peninsula (if thisAllows the kitchen area) and propping it up with just one rack, you can get a full dining area for 4-5 people. Before you a universal version of a similar design in a snow-white color with a marble top. Brightness not only the dining room group, but also the entire interior was added by the coloration of the soft seats of bar stools.
White color kitchen set will never come outOut of fashion. Any stylistic design of kitchen furniture looks harmonious, fresh and easy in a snow-white performance. And the countertops of the working surfaces and racks of the peninsula, made of light wood, will help not only to diversify the color range of the kitchen space, but also to bring it a little natural warmth.
Contrasting the kitchen set withPeninsula became a feature of the interior. The combination of the facades of kitchen cabinets and the base of the peninsula, made in wenge color and snow-white countertops with wooden elements, produces a dynamic and bright effect.
Another example of the contrasting interior of the kitchen, but this time with a dark execution of the lower tier of kitchen cabinets and the base of the peninsula and a light version of the upper storage systems.
And in this kitchen space, dark countertopsBecame a contrast to the white color of the kitchen set and the decoration of the room. Decor in black and gray colors "supported" the game of contrasts and created a harmonious image of modern cuisine.
Peninsula for the integration of household appliances and sinks
Placing in the working surface of the peninsulaShell or hob allows ergonomic execution of the working triangle rule. If you installed a sink in the peninsula, then placing the stove and refrigerator on the different sides of the kitchen set, provide a safe and convenient arrangement of the vertices of the imaginary triangle, than not only follow the rules of ergonomics, but also reduce the time and effort of the hostess to implement kitchen work processes.
If the peninsula is wide enough, then accommodationThe shell closer to the inside of the headset does not interfere with the location of the household for a short meal on the outside of the countertop. The combination of bright colors with white is always actual and especially for kitchens. The yellow color is filled with a positive, summer mood and a holiday, this is the situation and will reign in the kitchen.
If your house or apartment hasDining area, you can safely refuse to place a dining group behind the peninsula and use the entire free space of the outer part of the base of the module for storage, and in the work surface to integrate the sink or hob.
In order to place the gas cooker inThe surface of the kitchen peninsula, you will have to transfer communications, in particular gas pipes and air vent. It will be necessary to do this after the appropriate services are authorized. As a rule, such manipulations do not cause problems in private households, but in multi-apartment buildings the permission to transfer gas communications is not always possible. Everything depends on the layout and engineering systems in your apartment building.
If the gas stove, refrigerator and sink areFrom each other at a distance of more than 80 cm, then from the point of view of ergonomics and safety rules - this is a convenient and practical layout. If the distance between the tops of the working triangle exceeds 1.5 m, the hostess will have to "wind" not one kilometer during the day spent in the kitchen to prepare a full dinner for the whole family and cleaning after him.
If you are integrating the hobOr gas stove into the peninsula space, then the logical arrangement of the hood will be fixing this household appliance to the ceiling above your working surface. Powerful hoods with built-in lighting system are very convenient. As a rule, the usual chandelier or ceiling light is not enough for a full-fledged lighting of the kitchen, and the work surfaces need more bright light.
Multifunctional peninsula in the originalKitchen space is not only contained storage systems in its base and a plate within the working surfaces, but also an oven, located at the end of the structure. Of course, such an option for installing the oven is possible in rooms with a sufficient distance between the wall and the end of the peninsula (minimum - 60 cm, but ergonomically will be 80 cm). In the design of the kitchen, where so many surfaces of stainless steel, the yellow color of the kitchen facades has become a personal sunny mood of the interior.
Integration into the working surface of the peninsulaGas stove and sink - not a frequent constructive and designer move. The fact is that the insufficient distance between such important functional areas as a sink and stove can provoke dangerous situations. Such a placement of water and fire is advisable only in fairly wide peninsulas and in the absence of the opportunity to act differently.
Another example of an unusual kitchen peninsula,Which, in fact, is a console, one end of which rests on a furniture set, and the second - on the dining table. The hob, integrated into the peninsula-console, is equipped with a low glass "protection" in the form of a small bar and a powerful hood attached to the ceiling above it. Between the working surfaces of the kitchen space and the tops of the working triangle, there is enough space, but the layout is quite compact.