Larger Peninsula vs. Smaller Island - WWYD
I am narrowing in on a direction for my very difficult kitchen.
I am hoping to at least seat four people in my kitchen.
My options are:
~ Pros: Nice for family meals. Easier to just sit down vs. climbing up onto a stool. Can squeeze more people in when necessary. Can easily push up against a wall to enable more walking around space
~ Cons: Does not allow for a prep sink or other cabinetry for storage. Not a suitable work space for kitchen tasks.
~ Pros: Larger expanse of counter space and more seating. Would allow for seating on two or three sides to accomodate people facing each other while eating. Would allow for a prep sink.
~ Cons: Creates a one entry kitchen. Something to walk around. If too big will create a bottleneck. Requires stools which I don't find as comfortable as a kitchen chair.
~ Pros: Some workspace and storage possible. Would allow multiple entries into kitchen space.
~ Cons: Would be too small to allow for seating for four as I would like. Would not allow for a prep sink.
Could people who have a peninsula weigh in and let me know how it is working out? Any and all thoughts are welcome. Compromises seem to be the name of the game here.