This is a rare P-shape plan, which is appropriate given that its distinguishing element -- a peninsula -- starts with that letter of the alphabet. The peninsula links an L-shape perimeter portion with the opposite wall and an island. One wall of the L is the cooking zone, where a cooktop mounts above two built-in ovens. The other wall of the L is the cleanup zone, anchored by the main sink and the dishwasher.
The opposite wall consolidates food storage, placing the separate refrigerator and freezer at one end, and pantry storage at the other. A prep sink occupies the middle ground. The peninsula section is clear counter space, though the microwave is mounted below. The island, set outside the working area, accommodates casual meals, conversation, and homework.
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