The kitchen’s layout is the shape that is made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances and storage areas. This floor plan creates the kitchen’s work triangle the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator, to the sink, to the oven to prepare a meal.
When designing your new kitchen and choosing the best cabinetry solutions for your home—the first thing to consider is the layout of the kitchen. Review the kitchen layouts to identify which is most similar to your current kitchen. When looking at each layout, focus on the work triangle created in the room—you may find a kitchen floor plan that you prefer over your own. Keep in mind—even if you’re not making significant structural changes to the kitchen, you can still enhance the layout with the right cabinetry.
In an L-shaped kitchen layout, a natural work triangle is created from continuous counter space and work stations on two adjacent walls. The benefit of this kitchen floor plan is that it not only provides the cook with an efficient work area, but it typically opens to a nearby room, making it easy for the cook to talk with guests.
Straight Line Kitchen
The single-wall kitchen floor plan is ideal for smaller homes. The work triangle in this kitchen layout is less like a triangle and more of a work line with all three kitchen zones along one wall.
The U-shaped kitchen is the most versatile layout for kitchens large and small because the layout offers continuous counter tops and ample storage, which surrounds the cook on three sides. In larger kitchens, this floor plan is spacious enough to be divided into multiple work stations for cooks to easily prepare a meal together without getting in each other’s way.
This layout has a workspace large enough for one cook. In this kitchen floor plan, the work stations face each other on parallel walls, creating a small work triangle.
If in doubt about any aspect of your kitchen renovation, please contact us and ask as many questions as you like. Use Kenwood Kitchens experience to cover any points you may be unsure about.