Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

BHG.com Kitchens Kitchen Layouts Kitchen Layouts A kitchen layout is more than a footprint of your kitchen—it’s a blueprint for how your kitchen will function. In general, there are three types of kitchen layouts: U-shape, L-shape, and galley kitchens, plus various combinations of each. An open kitchen layout employing any one of the three standard layouts is another popular option. In this configuration, the kitchen faces another area of your home or is completely incorporated into another room. Functionality trumps all other choices you will make regarding your kitchen’s layout. Pay special attention to how work areas in the kitchen relate to each other, and keep the work triangle principle in mind when deciding where to place appliances and cabinets. Aisle space, traffic flow, and counter space are other considerations to address, along with existing factors in the room such as doors and windows. Interestingly, size is not always a factor in narrowing down your choice of layout. True, a galley layout with its narrow corridor is likely to be the best bet for small kitchens, but this layout also works well in large kitchens. Both the U-shape and L-shape kitchen layouts allow you to leave the center of the kitchen open for a table or island. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email
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Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

Kitchen Layouts A kitchen layout is more than a footprint of your kitchen—it’s a blueprint for how your kitchen will function. In general, there are three types of kitchen layouts: U-shape, L-shape, and galley kitchens, plus various combinations of each. An open kitchen layout employing any one of the three standard layouts is another popular option. In this configuration, the kitchen faces another area of your home or is completely incorporated into another room. Functionality trumps all other choices you will make regarding your kitchen’s layout. Pay special attention to how work areas in the kitchen relate to each other, and keep the work triangle principle in mind when deciding where to place appliances and cabinets. Aisle space, traffic flow, and counter space are other considerations to address, along with existing factors in the room such as doors and windows. Interestingly, size is not always a factor in narrowing down your choice of layout. True, a galley layout with its narrow corridor is likely to be the best bet for small kitchens, but this layout also works well in large kitchens. Both the U-shape and L-shape kitchen layouts allow you to leave the center of the kitchen open for a table or island.
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Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

A kitchen layout is more than a footprint of your kitchen—it’s a blueprint for how your kitchen will function. In general, there are three types of kitchen layouts: U-shape, L-shape, and galley kitchens, plus various combinations of each. An open kitchen layout employing any one of the three standard layouts is another popular option. In this configuration, the kitchen faces another area of your home or is completely incorporated into another room. Functionality trumps all other choices you will make regarding your kitchen’s layout. Pay special attention to how work areas in the kitchen relate to each other, and keep the work triangle principle in mind when deciding where to place appliances and cabinets. Aisle space, traffic flow, and counter space are other considerations to address, along with existing factors in the room such as doors and windows. Interestingly, size is not always a factor in narrowing down your choice of layout. True, a galley layout with its narrow corridor is likely to be the best bet for small kitchens, but this layout also works well in large kitchens. Both the U-shape and L-shape kitchen layouts allow you to leave the center of the kitchen open for a table or island.
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Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

U-Shaped Kitchen Layout In an U-shaped layout, cabinets cover three walls, and in a larger room one length of the U may be used as a breakfast bar. In a small kitchen, this layout provides maximum storage and appliance capacity, but standing room is limited. It is best to keep the refrigerator close to the door.
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Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

With an L-shaped layout, you’ll eliminate traffic: The kitchen will not become a thoroughfare because it’s just not logistically possible. Plus, you can easily add a dining space and multiple work zones to this layout. However, avoid this layout if your kitchen is large and can support other configurations, such as adding an island, or if multiple cooks will be using the space. Download a sample floorplan.
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Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

TomI always find these posts confusing because I can’t tell if the images are highlighting the mistakes (which I can’t see) or showing how to properly execute the issue described (which, if so, they seem subtle). For example, #9 seems like an example of “too trendy”, while #4 seems to be relatively well lit for a “poor lighting” example.Which is it?SamanthaHello!!Loved the Post!Very helpful!SamanthaKunchu MPvery niceshazMy heart got stuck with the 7th Don’t choose a wrong kitchen island.and going the prepare the same on my new home …….AndrewLove kitchen #1! You don’t want to interrupt the traingle, but given the choice of the triangle or this kitchen, I can make do without the triangle.Jerry WilsonYeh! If these mistakes are avoided when remodeling your kitchen, I think the kitchen will be well remodeled without having any mistake that will make it non worthy.Kristen DockeryThanks for the great information and tips in this article about design and decorating tips not to make in your home. My husband and I are in the process of building a new home and this was a perfect time to come across this article so that I make sure not to make these mistakes. I can’t wait for our to be done and to see how everything turns out. Do you have any other tips or advice about what to avoid when designing a home?Rose HendersonI don’t see how anyone could thing they could do an entire kitchen renovation on their own. There are so many factors to consider, like the electricity and the plumbing. You don’t want to risk messing up either of those elements in the process. They can be dangerous and cause major problems if not handled properly.MFergusonLove kitchen #1, could someone please tell me what the color of the cabinets are, and what color thegranite is. I am remodeling my home and I really like the colors. If anyone knows please tell me.Alexis WebberThis is so helpful! My husband and I are renovating our kitchen and we have a decent amount of space to work with. I didn’t know about the kitchen triangle, but now that I’m aware of it, it totally makes sense. The last place I lived in had hardly any counter space so I’m thinking maybe we can put in an island. Awesome advice!Zubair ِArshadYour website is really cool and this is a inspiring article. Thank you so much.Jack MooreThese are some really good tips! As an amateur carpenter, I am amazed when people completely ignore the kitchen triangle, and then complain that their kitchen is inconvenient. But the most important thing to remember when renovating a kitchen is #9; don’t go too trendy. Think about what was remarkably popular in design even only two or three years ago. And then think about how tacky that is all considered now. So make sure to design a space that is going to look nice, and continue to look nice for a while.Will SmithHow do you count legs in a triangle? I must have missed that day in school. Thanks for nothing.The DogThey’re suggesting that you count the total sum length of the legs of the triangle. Sink to range 5 feet. Fridge to range 6 feet. Sink to fridge 4 feet. Total would be 15 feet, which is within the 10 – 25 feet guideline.
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Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

Galley Layout Diagram A galley layout uses straight runs of cabinets on opposing walls in a narrow kitchen. As in the U-shaped layout, floor space may be limited, but wall space is used to its maximum potential.
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Kitchen Design Layout Ideas

Room Divider A peninsula is basically a connected island, converting an L-shaped kitchen layout into a horseshoe or U-shape. In many kitchens that have this layout, the peninsula serves as a room divider that separates the kitchen from a dining or living room area, as seen in this design.
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A peninsula is basically a connected island, converting an L-shaped kitchen layout into a horseshoe or U-shape. In many kitchens that have this layout, the peninsula serves as a room divider that separates the kitchen from a dining or living room area, as seen in this design.
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A Blend of Materials In this layout, the peninsula converts an L-shaped kitchen into a G-shaped design, adding more space to prepare food and entertain family and guests. The design also serves an aesthetic purpose. The organically shaped butcher block bar works well with the tumbled slate backsplash, giving this kitchen a modern country feel. Design by Judith Balis.