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Old 07-22-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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Has anyone ever removed a kitchen peninsula to create more floor space? I was thinking of using the peninsula cabinets to build an island (with barstool seating) in the breakfast nook. It would be one big kitchen instead of a small kitchen and a small eat-in area. I would use the same counter top material on all surfaces to tie it all together. Good idea?
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Think out the floor first. The vast majority of kitchens are installed before the floor so the area you remove may have no tile/wood under it. And just like old cabinets, you will not match the flooring in any store if it's older then a couple years.

Yea it's doable but only if one knows what they are doing. I suspect if you have to ask then you don't. Good luck...........
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Has anyone ever removed a kitchen peninsula to create more floor space?... It would be one big kitchen instead of a small kitchen and a small eat-in area.
I'm about ready to do the exact opposite.
Even replacing a wall that someone else removed a while back.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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desertsun41, Can't rep ya. Must have recently. I thought about the flooring... It was laid in 1974, but is in perfect shape. Don't know what I'd do about "the hole." MAYBE I could patch from where I place the island. If the professionals don't think that would work, I may just think about taking the top cabinets out for the feeling of openness... but then I have to patch the ceiling! :-)
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:11 AM
 
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Can you post pictures to show what you have now. Personally I would not want to lose work space/storage space in the kitchen to gain floor space. I guess I don't see the point in a kitchen?
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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Maybe I can post photos. ;-) I'm kind of technically challenged! I wouldn't lose work or storage space, as I would use the cabinets for an island and put counter top on that... it just wouldn't be in the same spot. golfgal, I remember you from previous interior design threads. I value your opinion!
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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The island in my kitchen is moveable and I have it taken out on occasions when there will be large groups in (usually holidays) my house. I don't know about the peninsula though. Might be a difficult fix.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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We just put one in. I would much rather have counter and seating space the floor space.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:12 AM
 
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Maybe I can post photos. ;-) I'm kind of technically challenged! I wouldn't lose work or storage space, as I would use the cabinets for an island and put counter top on that... it just wouldn't be in the same spot. golfgal, I remember you from previous interior design threads. I value your opinion!
You have to upload photo's to Photobucket or a similar web photo site, then copy the URL. When you go to post, if you click the button above that is yellow and looks like a post card, you put the URL in there and the photo will show up.


I have have a kitchen with a large island and I have had a U-shaped kitchen with a peninsula and I MUCH prefer the peninsula. It is easier for food prep I think. It was also great when our kids were younger and usually ate breakfast and lunch there. Clean up was simple too.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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