Determining a kitchen layout will be dependent on a number of consideration including the shape and amount of space available. There are a number of layouts and variations to these, the most common ones are covered in the website. The most important thing to bear in mind while making a decision on layouts is the key principles for workflow must be prioritized to ensure an effective functioning area with a smooth work through the zones.
The Galley-style kitchen runs along the wall of both sides of the kitchen space and can be an efficient use of the room, particularly in narrower areas. The galley layout allows for both efficient storage and various options for appliances placements.
The L-shape kitchen is situated in the corner of the room and can help to integrate the kitchen into adjoining areas. This style is ideal for small -to – medium or narrow space.
It falls into the category of one of the commonly used layouts. This shape will provide plenty of bench space and will also define the kitchen area more distinctly that any other layout. The U-shape layout creates corner spaces that have traditionally been tricky to utilise and ensure maximum use of the space available. Today’s hardware options are making it much easier to access and use corners via a range of fittings that rotate or extend then fold away neatly.
This layout allows the cook to interact with their guests and the family during day-to-day tasks and helps make the kitchen the heart of the home.
This is the simplest of the kitchen layouts. As the name suggests, the whole kitchen is designed along one wall and is often seen in apartments where floor space is limited.
Most kitchen layouts can be designed to incorporate a casual seating or dining space. Many island inclusions have made allowance for a seated area – either at the same height as the island or a lowered extension. Just keep in mind that any inclusion for stools or chair must also incorporate space for legs which will, in turn, reduce the available storage space underneath the island.
The Goal with this type of layout is to facilitate the movement between indoors and outdoors to allow this to happen seamlessly. Many indoor kitchens incorporate bi-fold windows or doors to allow food and guests to segue between outdoors and in with little effort.