Kitchen Layout

Island

An island gives a luxury look to the kitchen but its layout typically involves more space than is available in a small kitchen. This plan which is more suited to medium sized kitchens may still give you some ideas that you can include into your final kitchen design.

Straight

A straight kitchen is a single line of cabinets. As the name suggests, a galley is normally long and narrow. however, the design can function as a well-organized and sleek kitchen. It's best to split the cooking and sink area with ends of work surface. This design still gives plenty of storage space and it can suit busy cooks who like everything close to hand you may include either glassy wall units or open shelving to prevent the room from feeling hemmed in. It´ll create a sense of space and open up the design.

Parallel

With cabinets along two opposite walls, a parallel kitchen offers more storage space, such as spread out depths and cabinet heights. This can provide great options for a variety of cooking activities and storage , as well as preventing your kitchen room feeling like a corridor. A tall, floor-to-ceiling larder holds a surprising amount of provisions and is best located at the end of a run of base units so that when the door is opened it won't obstruct or restrict movement around the rest of the kitchen. Lighting can make or break both the aesthetics and functions of a double galley kitchen. Plinth lighting and illuminated, glazed wall cabinets will open up the scheme and create a spacious feel.

L-Shape

A practical and popular layout that offers good storage and ergonomics, and provides a very effective working triangle. It works efficiently in small kitchens and in a larger room allows space for a dining table, so it´s good for families and entertaining.

U-Shape

An effective U-Shaped layout typically involves more space than is available in a small kitchen. This plan which is more suited to medium sized kitchens may still give you some ideas that you can incorporate into your final kitchen design.