There’s no point trying to re-invent the wheel. That’s why the same selection of basic kitchen layouts remain popular, year-in-year-out. Whether they’re big, small, basic or glamorous, these designs models survive for one common reason: they work.
Read on to learn about the 5 most popular designer kitchen layouts:
The space efficient, “lean”, one-cook kitchen design. Ideal for homes and apartments where space is at a premium. The galley or corridor style kitchen is made up of two straight runs of cabinetry which face each other, generally with sink on one side and the stove and refrigerator on the other. Super compact; super efficient and an all-time favourite. Because this style of kitchen isn’t generally blessed with extra space, glass fronted cabinets and open shelving can help to create a more open and airy feel.
This is one of the most adaptable and popular kitchen designs. As the name suggests, it utilises two walls, fitting well into a corner space. It allows for more than one cook to use the space at one time, and the natural work triangle created between sink, stove and fridge makes for excellent efficiency.
Extra storage and an eating/socialising zone can easily be created with the simple addition of an island bench. And island also creates an extra food preparation and serving area, an additional design feature and that next level of privacy.
A simple U-shaped kitchen is perhaps the most versatile of all kitchen layouts. It allows for excellent storage, plenty of food preparation area, top-notch efficiency and a natural workflow. Where space permits, the addition of an island bench or kitchen table provides an extra work zone or casual dining setting.
The Single Wall
Basic, efficient and highly practical. Ideal for smaller, open plan spaces where only one or two people work. For a balanced look, this style of kitchen is often installed with the fridge at one end and the pantry or tall cupboard at the other – then sink, stove and food preparation areas in the middle. With all appliances and work zones together, this layout facilitates an efficient workflow. A kitchen table positioned adjacent to the kitchen provides an extra food prep zone and a place for family dining.
This design follows the same general layout as the horseshoe, but with the addition of an extra peninsular. An entertainer’s delight: ample storage, plenty of room for more than one cook to work, and an extra space for friends and family to sit and chill out.
Each of these kitchen layouts has been used many times over in stunning designer kitchens all around the world. And at Wonderful Kitchens, we’re right up there with key design features for each of these styles. Call us today on 02 9772 2988 and talk to one of our team about how to create a stunning kitchen in your home.