When you’re first embarking on a kitchen remodel, you might find it overwhelming. Do you want to start from scratch and just redo everything, or do you want to focus on a few specific areas?
Designing your perfect kitchen isn’t easy, but if you’re spending the time and money on redoing this core part of your home, you want to get it exactly right. That starts with having a sound idea of the remodeled kitchen’s layout and floorplan. Here are our leading tips for creating a kitchen floorplan that will work like a charm.
Layout plans for every home
There are five common layouts for kitchens. Which you choose will be dependent on the space you’re working with and the layout of the rest of your home. The five common layouts include:
- The L-shaped kitchen: This includes a counter that extends continuously from one wall to the next and creates two workstations on adjacent walls, typically with cabinets located above. The L-shaped kitchen is a great choice if you enjoy entertaining, as it makes it easy to interact with guests.
- The U-shaped kitchen: In this space, cabinetry and fixtures extend across three adjacent walls. This is a good choice for a larger kitchen and offers plenty of workspace and storage space.
- The G-shaped kitchen: This is similar to the U-shaped kitchen, but adds more workspace on one side next to the kitchen entrance. While this is a good choice for medium to larger kitchens, it limits access to the kitchen, which can create some traffic flow problems.
- Single-wall kitchen: This has cabinets, appliances and counter space all against one wall, typically with an island opposite this wall. This approach conserves space and is a great option for smaller kitchens.
- Galley kitchens: If your space is longer than it is wide, then a galley kitchen is the best approach to maximize space. This includes two rows of cabinets facing each other with a narrow passageway, or galley, in between. These kinds of kitchens are perfect for tight spaces, which is why they’re favored in the restaurant industry.
Tips for designing your perfect kitchen
While specific design types will all have their own quirks and requirements when it comes to remodeling, there are some general factors you’ll want to take into account regardless of your kitchen layout:
- Consider traffic: You want plenty of space for two people to be able to work in your kitchen. It’s frustrating if you’re trying to cook a meal with your spouse and you keep bumping into each other.
- Maximize counter space: Consider exactly how you’ll use each part of your new kitchen. Consider where the appliances are placed—will you have enough space to work comfortably? If not, could an otherwise awkward counter area serve as a spot for a fresh fruit basket, a bread box or a coffeemaker?
- Place the kitchen island just right: If you’re adding an island (or relocating one), remember that its main function is to assist with meal prep. You want it reasonably close to your stovetop and oven, within about an arm’s reach.
Are you looking for more tips for creating a kitchen floorplan? Look no further. At Kitchen Kreators Ltd., we believe that custom kitchens should serve your every need. We want to make the kitchen of your dreams that’s both functional and beautiful. Give us a call right now and take the first step toward the kitchen of your dreams!