Many people think that the layout of their kitchen is the most important factor to consider. They spend weeks, months, even years designing the layout, kitchen appliances, flooring, countertops, everything that goes into their kitchen. The truth is that your kitchen layout, while it does have to be functional and efficient, should not be your top priority. Your kitchen should be a pleasant place to cook, clean up, store food, and enjoy spending time with your family.
When it comes to choosing the right layout, you will need to consider how much space you have and how much storage you may need in addition to the actual size of the kitchen. There are six basic styles of kitchen designs: Island, L-shape, Parallel, Straight, U-shaped, and Galley. Each one of these has their own advantages and disadvantages. Some of these kitchen layouts are described below.
The L-shaped kitchen design is also known as the triangular kitchen design. This layout includes three compartments, namely the sink, the cooker, and the refrigerator. The triangle shape makes it easier for you to work in your kitchen. The L-shaped modular appliances can include up to six cabinets, including two that are side by side and two that are adjacent. In addition, the appliances that you purchase can have built-in dishwashers as well as freezers.
The parallel kitchen layout is also called the double-sided kitchen. This type of kitchen layout is ideal for those who are trying to make the most of the limited space available in homes that have only one main working area. The cooktop on this layout is positioned on the same wall as the sink. With this kind of kitchen layout, you have more room to move around in the kitchen.
The semi-recessed kitchen designs, on the other hand, are great for small- to medium-sized kitchens. These kitchen layouts have a kitchen island running along the middle of the room. The island can then be divided into two sections, namely the breakfast nook and the seating nook. Since the kitchen island runs along the middle of the room, you will have extra space for storage. You can even have a bar installed if you would like.
Regardless of what kitchen layout you decide to use, the above-mentioned designs work best for many people. However, when choosing the appliances that you will purchase, you should always consider your needs so that you will not end up buying things that you don’t really need. If you follow these tips, you will be able to find the perfect modular kitchen design layout for your home.