Popular Kitchen Layouts and How to Use Them
MOST POPULAR KITCHEN LAYOUTS
and How to Use Them
by Juliana Gordon
Remodeling your kitchen is an exciting prospect and a big decision that can change the feel of your entire home. Your new design needs to reflect the constraints of your house, while also providing you with the counter and cabinet space you’ll need to use the kitchen the way you want to.
Before you make the final call, take a look at these six popular kitchen layouts that people are using to give their homes a fresh, new feeling.
Since there is limited counter space is available, it’s a good idea to use a high dining table that can double as an extra countertop. Also, consider a smaller rolling table that you can easily pull out when you need it and put away later to save space.
The Galley Layout
This is a good layout to be used by a single chef, or two at the very most unless the kitchen is very long. With workspaces on both sides, a cook can easily set up a basic cooking triangle by having two elements on one wall and a third centered between them on the opposite wall.
The downsides to this layout include the lack of room for a kitchen table in between the walls, and crowding if too many people are moving through it.
More kitchen layouts on the next page –>
page 1: single-wall and galley kitchens
page 2: L-shaped and U-shaped/horseshoe kitchens
page 3: kitchen islands and peninsulas
How about a layout for a kitchen that has neither a L or U shape nor does it have room for a galley or an island ? It has ducts in the way not on all walls a nook without storage space that hardly gets used because it has no function. No counter space feels crowded and windows that are wall to celling with a back door entry going in on other side. Its a 1980s house
Hey Sandra! Send us a couple of photos and your question and we’ll post for our fans on Facebook to give you some ideas. [email protected] or https://www.facebook.com/Remodelaholic/
My future kitchen is a 2-wall kitchen, but it is a small open floor plan with the living room space. The dimensions of the whole room are 18’6″ x 14’0″. Approximately half of the 18 ft wall is the kitchen (counters and double sink). We do plan on adding an island to create a dining space. How should we arrange furniture to combine a living and kitchen space? Thanks!
I’m sorry – L-Shaped Kitchen (sorry if that wasn’t clear!)
Hi Paige — do you have a photo of the space? I’d be happy to post this on our Facebook page for some feedback there from our readers, so just let me know if you have a photo (or I can post without, if you don’t have one). Thanks!
I am planning a complete kitchen remodel and am having trouble as far as the placement of appliances (fridge, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave) who knew we need so many! I currently have a galley kitchen, but am planning to knock out the wall facing our living room and replace it with an island to create an open and more welcoming space. If you have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated! This is my first remodel and I am more than a bit nervous.
Hi Adriana! I took the liberty of asking your question on our Facebook page and our readers had a lot of helpful responses for you: https://www.facebook.com/Remodelaholic/posts/10155318834034531
We’d love to see some pictures as you start and finish the remodel, too. Have a great day!
Hi, we have our kitchen/dining area completely torn out to the studs. We removed the wall separating the two rooms and I am struggling with a layout. I would love some advice!
For me the best od L-kitchen. That’s how I have and I’m really glad. Also I have a small mobile kitchen island. For me it od the best.
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Ive got an odd layout that just wont line up for a kitchen remodel. Which may combine a dining room With a layout that works.
Reducing the size of the bathroom and laundry room would allow more space for the kitchen. Lots of doors and windows. Just can’t seem to get this project to come together.
Hi Pam! You can message us over on Facebook and we can post for our readers to give some ideas. They are a wealth of information and experience! https://www.facebook.com/Remodelaholic/
We are purchasing a condo that has the kitchen/dining/LR in a row lay out. the kitchen is a u shape with room for a table at the open end. I would love to turn the table area into useable space as we will def never sit at a table in that area. what can we do with the open part of the U to make it both attractive and functional>
Hi Kathy! Depending on the space you have, you could add some built-in bookshelves and make a reading/conversation area or even maybe a small home office area — I think something with some storage and some seating to fit your lifestyle wants/needs would be a great idea! If you want to send some pics on our Facebook page, we’d love to post your question for our readers to give some additional ideas, too. Just message us on our page here: https://www.facebook.com/Remodelaholic/