6 Popular Kitchen Layouts
Your kitchen space is where you cook, chat, work and invent new recipes for your family and friends. The best kitchen layout requires proper planning and execution to ensure you have covered these 3 factors:
1. The Kitchen Working Triangle
2. Floor Space
3. Storage and Counter Space
Here are 6 popular kitchen layouts to help with planning your kitchen space:
1. LINEAR KITCHEN LAYOUT
This layout has everything set on a single plane. It affixes your refrigerator, sink and stove/oven to a single wall on a straight line.
Single wall layouts offer an adequate counter space with a decent working triangle. It is best for those who have small kitchen space and cook less. These are often the best layouts for where you only have a small space for the kitchen and dining area.
2. GALLEY LAYOUT
The galley layout has cabinets and modules running on the opposite walls constituting the perfect working triangle. The refrigerator and the stove lie on either side of the same wall. The sink is positioned in the centre of the opposite wall.
3. U-SHAPED KITCHEN LAYOUT
With the maximum counter space, U-shaped kitchen layouts render your space with big cabinets and fixtures. The working triangle can be generously spaced leaving room for an island or dining space.
4. L-SHAPED KITCHEN LAYOUT
The L-shaped kltchen has cabinets, modules and appliances affixed on two adjacent walls. The best thing about this layout is that it offers plenty of space for portable island counters.
5. ISLAND COUNTERS WITH L & U-SHAPED LAYOUTS
Island kitchens are the most popular layouts currently in contemporary homes throughout Australia. You can use a square or rectangular island with an L or U-shaped kitchen layout, and often a butler's pantry is incorporated into the design also.
Source: Bentley Homes, Arizona 245 display in Cloverton Estate, Kalkallo
6. G-SHAPED KITCHEN LAYOUT
The G-shaped layout is an expansion of the U-shaped layout with an additional peninsula that is accessible from either side. The layout offers three walls of storage and counter space. This layout is an alternative to island layouts for small spaces.
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