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Peninsula with eating table (Need pics, please) Boxerpups?

posted by: brickton on 04.20.2010 at 02:04 pm in Kitchens Forum

So my lovely wife picks up a kitchen magazine while I'm shopping for tools and I stumble on a photo that catches my eye. It was a yellow kitchen with butcherblock topped island with attached eating table. Instead of being a raised bar, it was a like they ripped a farmhouse table lengthwise and attached half of it in place of the eating bar. I loved the look and I like the idea of not having a tall eating area because we have (many, very) small kids. However, I went to model it in my kitchen plan to replace my raised eating bar (which is on a peninsula, not an island) and I hated it. I can't figure out what I liked versus what I didn't like, it may be as simple as the fact that the photo was an island, not a peninsula... but I don't know. I kind of like the raised bar to hide prep mess, and whenever I model the peninsula as one level it just looks awkward to me, which is odd because again I like the big ol' wide islands, but wide peninsula... eh, doesn't do it for me. So I want to figure out if this would be a good option.

So, long back-story for a request: Does anyone have a setup like this? Has anyone seen photos like this? Am I going crazy obsessing over random kitchen details because my architect is stalling? Any photos or thoughts would be appreciated.

Kitchen Layout with peninsula/eating bar in upper right:


clipped on: 11.28.2012 at 03:13 pm    last updated on: 11.28.2012 at 03:13 pm

Couldn't wait to ditch the peninsula, now I'm not sure, help?

posted by: thirdkitchenremodel on 08.15.2012 at 04:42 pm in Kitchens Forum

MLS pic:
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Today, after some demo:
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I had this in mind for a layout:
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But now that im looking at my space with just the uppers removed I am wondering if keeping the peninsula would work better. The kitchen proper is only 12' wide and is a major traffic through way so an island doesn't really work. And the family room adjoins so maybe the peninsula would help define the spaces? A pic taken from the ktchen towards the family room:

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Ack! I'm torn. What to do?


clipped on: 11.28.2012 at 03:11 pm    last updated on: 11.28.2012 at 03:12 pm

Anyone do away with their kitchen table and extend their island??

posted by: maryellenr on 03.22.2010 at 09:45 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi..First time posting but I have to say I have gotten so many wonderful pieces of advice for my new kitchen reno that I am about to start. Just ordered my Shiloh cabinets on Friday.
I have had a brain storm, and was wondering if anybody else opted for this idea, if so - any pictures or advice/information would be awesome!
I have an island that is 50" and I want to extend it to seat 4 or 5 people (thinking of lowering it a bit as well). We are also putting in a snack bar, so I am not worried about the table space, per say, but wanted to get any opinions I could on this.
I have picked out a Maple cabinet in Acorn with a Black Glaze. Haven't decided on the countertops yet. Any suggestions? We have hardwood floors that will be refinished to compliment the colors chosen. Backsplash ideas are a tumbled stone with a copper 2x2 accent piece - but nothing ordered thus far. So many decisions - crazy! Help me - I feel as if this is starting to consume my every minute of everyday.


clipped on: 11.28.2012 at 03:10 pm    last updated on: 11.28.2012 at 03:11 pm