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Christina Hall Has A Clever Island Alternative For Small Kitchens
If your kitchen is too small for an island, HGTV star Christina Hall recommends using a kitchen peninsula as a stylish alternative.
A peninsula is similar to an island except that it connects to a wall or existing counter. This creates a seamless workspace, making food prep easier and freeing up unused space.
Kitchen islands can block the natural flow of the room, which is why Hall opts for peninsulas in smaller spaces. She calls them "open, much more airy, more functional."
A peninsula’s L-shape helps separate the kitchen from the rest of the room. To make one, add cabinets that match your existing cabinetry topped with the same type of countertop.
Hall adds, "I love the idea of doing a functional gas stove in the peninsula." Adding appliances or cabinetry to this space allows you to use your small area more wisely.