Deciding on your kitchen layout can be one of the most important decisions when choosing to renovate your kitchen. The layout of your kitchen will have a big impact on your lifestyle – how you cook, clean, eat and socialize in your kitchen. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each kitchen layout and find out which one will work best for your kitchen space.U-Shaped Kitchen Layout
A U-shaped kitchen layout is a popular layout for its open space. It has three adjoining walls of cabinets, plenty of bench space and a great configuration for the kitchen work triangle. U-shaped kitchens are efficient for small to medium sized kitchens, allow for ample storage and reduce traffic disrupting work zones. U-shaped kitchens are not efficient for large kitchens without a kitchen island as workspaces will be too far apart.

L-Shaped Kitchen Layout
L-shaped kitchens are perfect for open planned living spaces in modern homes. As they only have two walls, they naturally open up your kitchen area into the rest of your home. They are also ideal for small kitchens as they can be neatly tucked away in the corner of your home and suit a two-wall set up. L-shaped kitchen layouts are versatile and allow traffic to flow freely through the cooking area however are not efficient for large kitchens or multiple cooks as appliances are too spread out.

G-Shaped Kitchen Layout
The G-shaped kitchen layout offers extra efficiency than the L or U-shape as it includes a partial forth wall or peninsula. There are multiple advantages for the extra unit – storage, dining, entertaining and additional bench space for multiple cooks. A G-shaped layout mostly suits large kitchens as the peninsula can make a smaller space seem crowded and closed in.

Single Wall Kitchen Layout
A basic kitchen layout, the one wall kitchen design, is typically built in small kitchens where space is limited. The kitchen, designed along a single wall in open living plans limit the use of a work triangle but can open up the space in your living area making it appear larger.

Galley Kitchen Layout
The galley kitchen is ideal for smaller spaces and the most efficient layout for cooking as the work triangle works effectively. The long, narrow and space saving layout with two parallel sides allows you to reach all areas of the kitchen with minimal effort, however multiple entrances to the kitchen can cause traffic jams in work zones.

Kitchen Layout with Island
A kitchen island often increases a kitchens functionality and interactivity and offers maximum flexibility for cooking and entertaining. Kitchen islands are commonly added to large L-shaped and U-shaped kitchen layouts offering extra storage and work space as well as integrated seating and dining.

For guidance on choosing the right kitchen layout that best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen design, Harrington Kitchens.

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