The Popular Kitchen Feature The Property Brothers Warn Against

It's always a good idea to steer clear of the design mistakes that the Property Brothers want you to avoid. The two experts are knowledgeable and helpful when informing fans, people on their show, and viewers of what features typically benefit homes and which aren't so great. While this may be surprising, a popular aspect of many kitchens that the brothers advise against is a kitchen peninsula.

Season 14, Episode 17 of "Property Brothers" featured a spacious kitchen with a peninsula, which one of the brothers jokingly got on top of while pretending to eat — before expressing his dislike for the feature. The reality TV star said (per Imgur), "This closes off the flow to the kitchen so bad. I hate, hate, hate, peninsulas." Thus, before you look into investing in a peninsula because you think it seems chic, remember that it can disrupt the flow of the space.

Peninsulas arguably have more disadvantages than benefits

At first, a peninsula will likely seem exciting, adding a glamorous and expensive touch to the kitchen. But once that initial intrigue wears off, you'll see that the peninsula can become a burden, getting in the way of cooking, cleaning, and entertaining. According to Mackenzie Collier Interiors' Senior Interior Designer Katie Simpson (via Real Homes), "The biggest disadvantage of a peninsula is that it doesn't allow movement all the way around it, which can make them more prone to traffic jams." Just imagine how frustrating it would be to try to finish preparing your kitchen for a feast and bumping continually into your peninsula, maybe even causing a spill!

Even TikTokers are getting tired of their kitchen peninsulas. For example, TikTok user Alyssa Milagros posted a video stitching another video about the topic. The stitched beginning video showed a woman getting rid of her peninsula, saying, "I cannot tell you how much I've hated this stupid kitchen peninsula." Milagros went on to say how she would like to remove hers, too, with commenters encouraging her to do it.

What to do if you already have a peninsula

While peninsulas have downsides, don't stress if you already have one in your kitchen. Removal is an option for anyone who hates theirs, but if you don't want to get into DIY mode and try to remove it yourself, consider hiring a professional to take care of it. But if you're not 100% sure you want to remove it, consider working with it and see if it grows on you before paying all that money to eliminate it.

One way to improve your peninsula's appearance is to use it to add contrast to your kitchen, as TikTok user Fatima Smith did in a video, transforming the base from basic white to black with more texture. Or, you might just want to dress up the peninsula to make it look more creative, by adding plants, candles, flowers, and other decorations on top of the island. Styling your peninsula can make it feel like something artistic rather than an annoyance.