Peninsula kitchen design with light gray shaker kitchen cabinets
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After transforming more than 30,000 kitchens with quality cabinets, CliqStudios has seen thousands of kitchen peninsula designs. According to HGTV, “a peninsula is basically a connected island, converting an L-shaped kitchen layout into a horseshoe or U-shape". Many homeowners desire the ever-popular island, but the peninsula-style kitchen can be just as useful and eye-catching. Additionally, kitchen peninsulas are a smart alternative for layouts where islands aren't practical. Therefore, let's celebrate the versatility of peninsulas by looking at some of our favorite peninsula kitchen designs.

1. Best of Style and Function

A black and white kitchen remodel.
Chairs are added to this peninsula for a stylish sitting area.
U-shaped kitchen with white shaker cabinets with overlay doors
On the other side of this peninsula are convenient storage solutions: a Super Susan and Microwave Cabinet.

First, we have a tailored and modern New Jersey kitchen which is the perfect example of how a U-shaped kitchen with peninsula can combine style and function. One side of the peninsula is for seating, making it ideal for gathering, while the other side is for food prep including storage solutions like a super susan and microwave cabinet. This peninsula is surrounded with baseboard molding, giving it a built-in, furniture-like quality that seamlessly fits into the kitchens overall style. Secondly, the peninsula is accented by stylish chairs to balance the color scheme along with nice pops of color from plants. 

2. From Crowded to Bright & Airy

Slab white
A bright and lively peninsula fits in well with this kitchen remodel.
Slab-white
Removing upper cabinets over the island.
Slab-white
Removing outdated cabinets transforms this kitchen.

This modern makeover of a 1960s kitchen is dramatic. The original dark and crowded kitchen was replaced by bright and lively features. The homeowners kept a similar layout to their old design, but opened up their space by eliminating the dingy cabinets that once hung over the peninsula. By adding cabinet storage to other areas of the room, they eliminated the need for wall cabinets above the peninsula, thus opening up the room. White was a perfect choice for this peninsula design because of the bright and airy feel it adds to the room.

3. An Entertainer's Dream Design

transitional gray kitchen remodeled with white countertops and glass cabinet doors
The perfect peninsula for entertaining guests.
Shaker light gray sink
A transitional gray peninsula.

Next, this transitional gray kitchen creates a unique and inviting space. With the homeowners busy social life, they wanted a space ideal for entertaining and got it with their updated design. Now, the updated peninsula seats 5 people, and they have plenty of room for guests to gather and socialize. Ample countertop space on the peninsula makes it ideal for preparing meals, socializing or even doing homework with the kids. Think of this kitchen as the stage and the peninsula as seating for an audience. With this design, it’s easy for guests and family alike to enjoy every moment of the cooking production.

4. Not One, but 2 Peninsulas!

Gray kitchen with two peninsulas, stainless appliances, dining room buffet and beverage centerGray kitchen with two peninsulas, stainless appliances, dining room buffet and beverage center

For our last featured peninsula design, there's not just one, but 2 peninsulas! This modern medium-gray peninsula kitchen showcases an open layout with endless amounts of countertop space anyone would love. After working with her CliqStudios kitchen designer, this homeowner realized that their initial goal of incorporating a kitchen island into her design wouldn't fit her space. Adding 2 peninsulas offered much more room for cooking, storage, entertaining, and happiness.

Peninsula Cabinet Storage Solutions

Finding the right layout for your kitchen is easy with the help of a professional kitchen designer. CliqStudios designers will collaborate with you to find the best cabinet layouts for your home.

Explore storage solutions to get started on your design while adding the perfect touch to your kitchen peninsula.

Cooking & Organization

White shaker kitchen cabinets with microwave base cabinetWhite shaker kitchen cabinets with microwave base cabinet

Microwave Base


Keep your microwave out of sight with the microwave base cabinet. The open shelf is spacious while providing a storage drawer below.

Spice pull-out kitchen cabinetSpice pull-out kitchen cabinet

Spice Pull-out


Have a place for everything with the pull-out spice cabinet.   Organization is easy with adjustable shelves and chrome rails to keep your items in the right place.

Knife block kitchen cabinet insertKnife block kitchen cabinet insert

Knife Block Divider


Looking to keep knifes organized and out of the way? The Knife Block Drawer keeps sharp items concealed in a solid hardwood drawer box.

Function & Storage

Peg drawer kitchen cabinet organizerPeg drawer kitchen cabinet organizer

Peg Drawer Organizer


The Peg Drawer with removable birch pegs lets you organize dishware in tidy, secure stacks.

Pull-out trash kitchen cabinetPull-out trash kitchen cabinet

Pull-out Trash


Tuck away waste and recycling in a convenient Pull-out Wastebasket cabinet.

Roll-out Trays


Bring the entire contents of your shelf out for easy access using handy Roll-out Trays

Get your own custom peninsula kitchen design by scheduling a Complimentary Design Consultation today!