In a G-shaped kitchen floor plan, a peninsula is a useful feature that extends from the counter area. Unlike a kitchen island, which requires a significant amount of space, a peninsula can be added to most kitchens without sacrificing usable workspace. The primary difference between a peninsula and an island is that a peninsula is connected to the end of a cabinet run or a wall, creating a G-shaped or J-shaped floor plan.
A peninsula is a valuable addition to any kitchen because it provides additional base cabinet storage space and countertop area. This extra space can be used to enhance the kitchen’s primary cooking triangle by providing storage for pots and pans and a preparation area. Additionally, a peninsula can serve as a secondary cooking area if an auxiliary cooking top is installed. A peninsula can also act as a room divider, visually opening up the space by replacing the need for a full-length wall.