Popular Kitchen Layouts
The kitchen is more than just a space to cook. It’s a space that brings people together, whether it’s to have a meal with your family or to socialise with some friends. And with that in mind, it’s important to consider what kitchen layout will best ensure maximum efficiency and functionality when planning your dream kitchen. We’ve listed a few of the most popular kitchen layouts before for you.
The Island Kitchen
The island layout has become a popular design in most modern kitchens. Perfect as a social space allowing the cook to also entertain and socialise while preparing food. Islands can include built in sinks or hotplates which can mean for more appliances to help with the cooking and cleaning. Island layouts are great for open plan living spaces but keep in mind that it obviously means limited privacy and minimal noise reduction in the kitchen.
The U-Shaped Kitchen
U-shaped kitchens are a much more traditional layout considering its flexibility of working within all sorts of sizes and spaces. They can be built in a long, narrow space or a basic large square space. They can also allow for a much more efficient cooking and cleaning experience with everything not too far from each other. So even though U-shaped layouts can work for all space sizes, consider the distance between work zones before you make the decision.
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The L-Shaped Kitchen
L-shaped kitchens are ideal for medium to large areas, especially if you want to include a dining table in your kitchen space. Position tall units or appliances along one arm of the L and the main bench with cooktop and sinks on the other. This should make efficient use of the space and allow for more than one person to work in kitchen simultaneously. L-shaped layouts can be tricky to fit so make sure you’ve designed your space before getting started.
The Straight Kitchen
Another popular kitchen layout are straight kitchens. There has definitely been a rise in popularity of straight kitchens, mainly because they are great for smaller or compact spaces including apartments. Straight kitchens allow for more space in the kitchen room which is perfect for families who like to dine together in the kitchen. For a balanced look, position your fridge at one end of the bench and your other appliances including the oven and microwave at the other end.
The space your working with is crucial and may end up being the deciding factor for which kitchen layout is perfect for your home. But that doesn’t mean you should neglect the type of experience you want your kitchen to provide for not only yourself, but also your friends and family. Contact us for a consultation today and let us help you with your dream kitchen. You can also learn more about the kitchens we can build for you here.