Tuesday, August 21, 2018 / by Mercedes Martin
See below for different kitchen layout ideas and their pros/cons!
1. Kitchen Island
- These are among one of the most popular kitchen designs
- Ensures efficient work triangle if the island contains your sink, cooking unit, or refridgerator
- Gives families extra space for dining, homework, or social events
- Added benefit: storage!
- You can design your island to have shelves built-in to any of its sides
- This will give you extra space for storing items, decoration, etc.
2. Kitchen Peninsula
- This idea is good for those wanting the kitchen island layout, but don't have enough space to achieve the look
- It gives the same great island look and functionality without using up so much square footage
- This layout provides stool space and an open concept feel
3. Single-sided Kitchen
- Single-sided kitchens will not be seen in most homes, but are great for those who have a very narrow kitchen space, but still want to fit in a dining room table
- Instead of working in a circular or triangular fashion, you would be working in a straight line with appliances at one end against the opposite wall and a long straight countertop
- This layout does not give much room for storage, so a good alternative would be to use a wall mounted rail system to hang pots, knives, etc.
- Obviously this might be a great option if there are no young children in the home
4. Galley Kitchen
- Styling your kitchen in this manner is best for those who are limited on space, but love to spend time in the kitchen
- A galley kitchen is a good idea when there are windows or doors on the short walls of the room where you would normally continue cabinets and possibly and island
- Unlike the single-sided kitchen, this layout has kitchen counter tops situated on both sides of the kitchen
- Something to keep in mind: make sure work spaces (sink and oven for example) are not situated right across from each other, so multiple people can comfortably work in the same space
5. L-Shaped Layout
- This layout has been said to pair well with those who love to entertain and tend to "go with the flow"
- It works best for those wanting to merge their kitchen and dining room table areas
- Can be used to create an eat-in kitchen
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