Deciding on a kitchen layout is a crucial part of kitchen design. You have to make it easy to cook, eat, and socialize in the kitchen. You must also consider the placement of appliances and furniture. As long as you take these things into account, choosing the best layout for home remodeling projects can be easy, whether you’re building a new home or simply adding a new kitchen.
Here are four common kitchen layout options and some tips for you to consider:
The one-wall layout was first called the “Pullman kitchen”. It is generally found in studio or loft spaces because it’s perhaps the ultimate space saver. Cabinets and appliances are set on a single wall. Modern
designs sometimes add an island with a walk-through corridor.
This efficient, “lean” layout is ideal for smaller spaces. It features two walls facing each other or two parallel countertops. It is also sometimes referred to as a walk-through kitchen because of the walkway it features. Galleys make the best use of every space available in your kitchen. There are no troublesome corner cabinets to worry about.
An L-shaped kitchen maximizes a corner space. It’s good for small and medium sized kitchens. It consists of countertops on two adjoining perpendicular walls. This layout reduces traffic in the kitchen. Plus, it’s easy to add a dining space and work areas to this layout. For a large kitchen that can house an island or more than one cook, seldom will a home improvement company offer it.
The horseshoe or U-shaped kitchen layout features three walls of cabinets/appliances. Today, this design has evolved into an L-shaped kitchen with an island as the third “wall”. It allows for traffic and workflow around the island. You can get more cooks into the kitchen too.
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