When remodeling or building out your kitchen, you need to consider and make decisions on aspects like materials, finishes, and the overall look and feel of the room. One of the most important choices you make in regards to your kitchen renovation is its layout. This will specify how the space will function and flow, as well as how it will integrate with the rest of your house. A kitchen layout is the basic foundation of all remodeling efforts.
Of course, your resulting space is dependent on a few different factors; for example, the size of your home, the layout of adjoining rooms, the size of the kitchen before the remodel and the available expansion capability. However, in many cases, you may be able to create a totally new floor plan and layout.
Classic Kitchen Layout Options for Every Size Home
Some options you might consider for your fresh kitchen renovation are listed below. Stick to the most classic layouts for kitchens if you want to be sure of creating a room that functions well.
1. The L-Shaped Kitchen
In an L-shaped kitchen, the cabinets usually flow around a corner against two adjoining walls. This layout is popular in kitchens that are open to the rest of the house (i.e. there may be no wall separating the kitchen from the dining room or living room, or there may be a wide pass-through with no door obstructing the way).
Placing your kitchen in a corner of your house is a good idea if your main living area is one large, open space. L-shaped kitchens are also ideal for including an island, as there is so much of that open space to work with. An island can also help separate the kitchen from the adjoining rooms in an open-concept home.
2. The U-Shaped Kitchen
A U-shaped kitchen has cabinetry and appliances on three sides of a room, creating a horseshoe shape. This layout is more common in older homes, which tend to have a closed-concept, and in smaller dwellings like apartments.
The U-shape is a convenient layout if you prefer your work triangle (each point of the triangle consisting of your sink, stove, and refrigerator) to be closer together, and if you don’t like having your kitchen open to the rest of the house.
3. The Galley Kitchen
The galley kitchen works well for the smallest and tightest of spaces. It consists of two walls, each filled with cabinetry, and a walkway, or pass-through, in the middle.
Sometimes galley kitchens are accessible from both sides, depending on the layout of the house. This accessibility can make them feel less cramped. They can also have a full wall on one side and a partial wall on the other, such as for a counter-height bar that faces into the kitchen, but does not take up limited kitchen space.
In general, galley kitchens are space and money savers. They require fewer materials to complete than the other types, and can be tucked into the smallest areas.
Finnteriors Can Help You Remodel the Kitchen of Your Dreams!
Whatever layout you choose, be sure it works for your cooking style and the way you live your life. For help creating the perfect design for your dream kitchen, call Finnteriors.
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