The 4 Most Popular Kitchen Layouts
Galley style Kitchens are traditionally two straight runs on either side, typically your sink is on one side and the stove on the other. This style is most common in older homes, apartments or homes with very narrow space. The Galley Shape utilizes all the maximum space available in your area, while this style is more about functionality than socializing. It is one of the most efficient layouts for smaller compact homes. A downside of this layout is it can feel dark and tight, but with the right lighting, it would really help with this unique style.
L-shaped Kitchen’s are adaptable, functionals and stylish, this style kitchen tends to be ideal in medium and large spaces. Allowing extra room to incorporate a dining room table to socialize with family and friends, while also providing privacy. Most L-shaped kitchens have a Tall Pantry Cabinet, with a main wall of cabinets. Along the other section, you would have the sink, oven and a shorter run of cabinets. While this is an extremely popular kitchen layout this layout might not be an ideal flow for cooking. Check out (Practical and Efficient Kitchen Design) where I fill you in on my 3 biggest tips and tricks to helping you have a Practical mindset when buying a new kitchen!
U-shaped Kitchens ideal working spaces for multiple people cooking together. This shape is an extremely flexible layout that you can leave open, or add an island as a great addition to the kitchen. Use it as a dining space or even a second workstation. Having a U-shaped kitchen in an open style home can allow you to have a small degree of privacy. This shape allows you to have a bulk amount of cabinet space. Allowing you more storage in your home, but don't forget to watch the gap between your workspaces. Making the space between your main run of cabinets and your center island can make the work zones inconvenient.
G-shaped Kitchens are great for entertaining, it provides extra countertop space which makes it ideal for hosting guests. This shape helps Maximize the storage space with added base cabinets along with the extra counter space. This design is especially ideal for smaller homes that do not have enough space for a kitchen table. The G-shaped kitchen is not only great for smaller homes but also a great alternative for larger homes. To maximize the counter space and storage try placing the wall cabinets on areas away from the peninsula, or add an island in the middle for extra entertainment space.
Although there are many ways to design your kitchen just the way you want. I hope by using this post to help advance your knowledge on these different shaped kitchens, it will help you with your kitchen design project. Not only to help your project run a little smoother but maybe impress your designer about your knowledge.
- Dakotah Herman