There’s a kitchen style for everyone guaranteed to meet whatever your needs are. Whether you have a small or large kitchen, whether it’s for just you or there’s family, or even if there’s more than one cook at a time, you are going to find tips to navigate the layout that suits your needs specifically.
One-walled kitchens are mostly typical of kitchens with limited space. Having just one wall holding up the kitchen cabinets helps to maximize this space and is ideal for homes with small kitchens. The wall holding up the cabinets can be compartmentalized to give room for upper cabinet space and a lower one, which will give your kitchen a neatly organized appearance.
For a one-walled kitchen layout to work, you cannot afford to overcrowd the kitchen space so it’s important to ensure you focus the load in an upward direction and not horizontally.
This means that kitchen cabinets should be layered as high up as possible to ensure that there’s enough space to store many things and the rest of the kitchen is freed up. The fridge, the oven, and the sink should all be at different ends of the kitchen ideally but because of space, placing the oven in the middle is the best for a kitchen layout like this.
For a galley kitchen layout, the cabinets are not on just one wall of the kitchen but two. Cabinets are set up opposite each other to give the kitchen that middle space like a galley which is where the name comes from.
With a layout like this, there’s no need for additional cupboards at the corners which give more room for the kitchen to judiciously use the space. Because of its simple design, it removes the need for too much special equipment that will take up space in the kitchen, thereby making it a cost-efficient layout.
You can say goodbye to not having enough room for storage since the extra cabinet row gives some extra room. It is especially helpful as a family kitchen and also has room to entertain more than one cook, but you shouldn’t use both walls of the cabinets as workstations or you run the risk of overcrowding the center and you’re more likely to have kitchen accidents.
The L shaped kitchens are a bit more common than others because it offers a very realistic approach for both small and large kitchens. The cabinets in this layout are set up at right angles to each other along two walls, and while you may need to be creative about structuring the corners where they meet, this style of modeling your kitchen allows it to be more adaptable in setting up the kitchen instruments and workstations.
It’s also great that the L-shape allows the cabinets to be extended as much as possible for your convenience, however, it becomes stressful even for you if it’s too long.
Another very interesting perk of this kitchen style is that it allows you to have a small alternative dining area in the opposite corner for a quick breakfast with family, helping the kitchen to be a place that fosters better familial relationships.