Today the topic of discussion is your kitchen layout, and no, I’m not talking about what cabinet goes where. I’m talking the actual shape of your kitchen! The layout can affect your kitchen in different ways, such as: how many people can use it at once, placement of appliances, functionality, and more. No one shape is better than another shape but if you’re at the stage of trying to figure out which layout works best for you, then you have come to the right place. Let’s dig in!
The double galley layout is typical for homes or apartments with smaller kitchens. This is perfect for a single cook as the space can be a little tight for more than one person trying to cook dinner. Due to the limited space, the layout of cabinetry and storage becomes very important. Take a look:
Single Galley with Island
The single galley can go two ways, it can be great for smaller spaces such as an apartment because the island adds extra prep space and extra storage while keeping the kitchen open. The single galley with an island is also great for larger homes with a larger space for their kitchen and entertaining, making this layout perfect for the homes with more than one cook! Take a look:
An L-shaped kitchen is exactly what it sounds like, a kitchen shaped like an L. As designers, we need to keep appliances close to one another in order to not disrupt the kitchen triangle in an L-shaped kitchen. Depending on the size of kitchen, some L-shape kitchen’s tend to lose some prep space, but do not fret! Adding an island (if space allows) will provide you with ample prep space and space for entertaining. Take a look:
This is another shape that is great for homes with multiple cooks. The U-shape allows for ample prep space and space for circulation without people bumping into one another. Some clients like to include an island to maximize the kitchen prep and storage space. Take a look: