What are the six types of kitchen layouts?
The kitchen is usually the most-used room in your home. That’s why it pays to invest time and energy into planning out how you want your kitchen laid out before you start building. There are six different types of kitchen layouts that many people choose from, which we will discuss below.
Six types of kitchen layouts
The kitchen is on the left or right side of the building with an L-shaped counter and stovetop in this layout. These kitchens are often large enough to include a dining room, living space, pantry, and laundry area in one cohesive unit.
For this type of kitchen layout, it is necessary to have access from both sides. For example, if you need another sink on your opposite end that’s not visible from where you’re cooking.
This can be accomplished by having two entrances (one “in” at each side). You also simply cut through walls between where you want appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers placed.
Straight modular kitchen layout
In this design, the kitchen is in the center of the building with a row of counter space on one side. This type can be used for a small apartment or condo. It’s also popular because there are fewer corners to bump into while cooking.
The downside is that this layout inhibits the interaction between family members. So if you want something more social, consider an L-shaped configuration where everyone has easy access.
Here, the kitchen is in the back of the dwelling with a row of counter space on one side. This layout is trendy because it offers an open floor plan and excellent flow. So you don’t have to walk around large pieces of furniture to get from room to room.
This type doesn’t offer as much storage or workspace as other layouts. However, if your kitchen is more than just a spot for cooking and eating, this may be an ideal arrangement for your home.
Open concept kitchen
This layout offers a wide-open space with all the kitchen components, including an island or peninsula, on one side of your home. This offers plenty of room to maneuver. It also offers easy access from dining areas into the kitchen.
U-shaped modular kitchen layout
This design is a closed shape, meaning you can’t walk through the kitchen and see everything. It’s designed so that your pantry, refrigerator, stovetop, or sink are close to one another for ease of access while cooking. This layout has plenty of cabinet space but not as much counter area. It doesn’t have an island or peninsula on which to place them.
Galley modular kitchen layout
Here, the kitchen is set up in two different directions, with no wall or part of the kitchen separating one end from the other. Each side has a sink, stovetop, and dishwasher on it. This layout is great for small kitchens where you don’t have much room to spread out but still want easy access to your appliances and storage areas.