Choosing the best kitchen layout should be the most important priority when you do the interior designing for your home. It is the place where most of the actions in a house are happening, and so it should be well planned to make your life easier.
There are many different ways you can layout your kitchen but the best type of kitchen for your home would vary based on the following factors:
- Size of the house and kitchen area
- Size of the family
- The types of amenities you want in your kitchen
Considering these factors will help you to determine the best type of kitchen for your family. You won’t need a G-shaped kitchen if you have a small family and
- You don’t need to use lots of kitchen appliances
- You don’t need to a lot of workspace in the countertop
- You don’t need lots of cabinets because you don’t have that many items to store
Having said that, let’s explore the types of kitchens that are most commonly used.
#1 The One-Wall Kitchen
In the one -wall kitchen layout, you will have all your appliances, cabinets, countertops, oven/range against one wall. As a result, you will have a very limited space to work on and store different things.
The one-wall kitchen layout is also known as straigt kitchen.
A one-wall kitchen layout is a great option for both large and luxurious kitchen as well as small kitchens.
When it comes to the small houses, a one-wall kitchen is a space saver. Only one wall occupied which gives plenty of free space on the other sides.
When it comes to the luxury homes, a one-wall kitchen is clean and elegant. The kitchen will not look cluttered with lots of cabinets, drawers, and appliances against all walls. It gives an elegant look to the luxury houses.
- This layout doesn’t take much space. So, the kitchen gets more breathing space
- Storage space is limited
- The work area is limited
- Not much area to keep appliances and
This is a good option for very small families that don’t cook much.
Since there is a lot of free space, you can keep a small dining table in a corner or island countertop in the center. It will give you the space for a quick meal or more space to work.
A kitchen island is a free-standing cabinetry that is usually placed in the center of a kitchen. It provides a countertop and people can work from all around it since it is in the center. It also gives lots of storage space. You can build a kitchen island in your kitchen if you want but that is not recommended. Moveable kitchen islands are available in the market which are more convenient. So, it is better to choose them.
#2 The L-shaped Kitchen
L-shaped is one of the most commonly seen kitchen layouts. In this, the countertop is placed against two adjoining walls, so it creates an L shape.
Compared to the one-wall kitchen, an L shaped kitchen gives more space to work and more storage. The work zone will be very small in this layout which is very convenient.
One corner of the kitchen will be entirely free, and you can keep a small dining table or create another work area if you wish.
Alternatively, an island countertop will also work as an additional facility in an L shaped kitchen.
#3 The Parallel Kitchen
In parallel kitchen layout, you would place your countertop, appliances, and cabinets against two parallel or opposing walls.
Parallen kitchen layout is also known as galley kitchen.
The benefit of this layout is that you can divide the kitchen into the dry and the wet area. You can do all your washing and cooking on one side of the kitchen while the other side is dedicated to storage and appliances.
If you have an open kitchen, you can use an island countertop or table as a second wall which would make the kitchen more interesting.
This layout makes working in the kitchen a lot easier due to the small work zone where you can do most of your actions and tasks.
#4 The U-Shaped Kitchen
U shaped kitchen make use of three walls. This layout gives plenty of space to work and stores things. You may have wall cabinets on all three walls, and it is a lot of storage space.
You can bring as many appliances as you want and you will have space to keep everything well organized. You can also buy lots of kitchenware because you don’t have to worry about the space to store them.
Since most of the area in the kitchen will be occupied, there will be no space to keep dining table or create an additional work zone.
#5 The Island Kitchen
Island kitchen increases the functionality of a kitchen significantly. The island kitchen can be used for kitchen work as well as dining. People can work from all around the countertop which let multiple persons use it at the same time.
Moreover, it also provides a bunch of drawers and cabinets for storing things.
#6 The Peninsula Kitchen
In peninsula kitchen layout, you will have the moveable or fixed island attached to one wall so that it spate the kitchen from the rest of the house. You can access the island (now a peninsula) from three sides.
The island countertop separates the kitchen and the dining area.
One side will be inside the kitchen, another side is on the way to the kitchen from the rest of the house, and the fourth side will be inside the room that is adjacent to the kitchen (usually a dining area or living room).
#7 The G-shaped Kitchen
The G-shaped kitchen is a blend of peninsula kitchen as well as the U-shaped kitchen. You will have wall cabinets and appliances against all three walls on the kitchen. On the fourth side, you will have a countertop attached to one wall like in a peninsula kitchen. All you have to enter and exit the kitchen is a small passage in between the countertop and one wall.
G-shaped kitchen layout makes use of the available space to the maximum. You can have plenty of amenities and make your work a lot easier.
However, the breathing space in the kitchen will be very limited in a g-shaped kitchen.
These are the common types of kitchens, and you can choose one among these for your house as well. Remember, you should consider your needs and the size and dimension of the kitchen while you select one.