Most Popular Kitchen Layouts and How to Use Them
by Juliana Gordon
Having a kitchen wall that’s at least 15 feet long will help keep things within reach, helping you to cook more efficiently. If you have plenty of room, you may want to consider a different layout that would better utilize your space.
The Horseshoe Layout
This kitchen design uses three walls that form a “U” shape. It’s a good layout to use if you need a large space to prep or cook on or when there will be multiple cooks in one area. At least 10 feet ofspace between walls is needed to make this a practical option.
The horseshoe design makes it easy to create work triangles for preparing and cleaning, but special care needs to be taken when considering the location of cabinets and appliances. If they’re too close to each other at the corners, the doors will collide when opened.