You’ve probably heard it said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. In flow the groceries and the hungry mouths and out flows the food and in flows the dirty dishes. There’s traffic and energy and, just like the heart, it can function poorly. It’s a necessary room that has to be a functional space multiple times each day. Designing your dream kitchen starts with selecting a perfect kitchen layout that will function smoothly and beautifully, effortlessly serving its purpose.
Six Ideas For The Perfect Kitchen Layout
Everyone has different ideas about what the perfect kitchen layout is; the layout you ultimately choose will be unique, based on the needs of you and your family and what your idea of a dream kitchen is. The six basic kitchen design layouts are as follows:
- One Wall or Pullman Kitchen: Probably the best small kitchen layout, the one-wall kitchen layout is utilized in tight spaces such as studios and lofts. In this design, all cabinets and appliances are built in a single line against one wall.
- Galley Kitchen: A galley kitchen layout features cabinetry and appliances lining two walls parallel to each other, and is an ideal layout for kitchens with one cook.
- L-Shaped Kitchen: An L-shaped kitchen can bring function to a space where the kitchen is located in an area with a corner, utilizing that space for cabinets, countertops and appliances. The L-shaped layout can also accommodate other functional pieces, such as an island or dining space, thereby bringing a social element into the space.
- Horseshoe Kitchen: A horseshoe kitchen layout can be thought of also as a U-shaped kitchen, usually with cabinets and appliances on three walls. This layout can also be configured with an L-shaped kitchen plus an island functioning as the third wall. The horseshoe style kitchen is popular for large spaces to maximize workflow and is the perfect kitchen for a large family or to accommodate multiple cooks.
- Island Kitchen: A kitchen layout that includes an island can be combined with any of the above kitchen layouts – one wall, galley (if the walk-through is wide enough), L-shaped, or horseshoe. An island can provide not only additional counter space and working space–even housing appliances or a sink!–but can also incorporate seating.
- Peninsula Kitchen: Another way to think of a peninsula kitchen is an island that is attached either to a wall or set of cabinets and countertop. With many of the same functions as an island, peninsula kitchens are a great choice for a kitchen that may not have enough space for an island in the center of the kitchen.
As you consider these sample kitchen layouts, think about which layout you currently have in your home or which layouts you’ve had in previous living spaces. What do you like or dislike about your current design layout? Is there one layout you feel more drawn to over others, and why do you think that’s the case? What are the benefits of the layouts you are considering over others in terms of both everyday family use and also as an entertaining space?
Whatever layout you choose, How Building Services is here to help you experience a hassle-free kitchen renovation through all stages of the process. Our goal is to exceed your expectations from the planning and design phases, through construction, to the end result. We want you to be living in and loving your new high-quality kitchen that adds value to your home.
HOW can make the perfect kitchen layout a reality for you and your family! Contact us today for a free estimate by calling (484) 483-1690. We would love to work with you to design and build the kitchen of your dreams!
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