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Out on a Peninsula by Patrick J. Galvin From a design viewpoint, kitchen peninsulas are similar to islands. (See my column in the June issue for a discussion of kitchen islands). The difference, as the name implies, is that rather than floating free, they extend out into the room from one of the walls. Peninsulas serve to form an "L" shape or provide one of the legs of a "U"-shaped kitchen. Like islands, peninsulas should be thought of in functional terms. Their purpose is to help create a suitable work triangle. (A triangle of between 12 and 23 feet is most efficient). The fact that peninsulas might also provide aesthetic value and added function, such as a brunch counter