Most Popular Kitchen Layouts and How to Use Them
by Juliana Gordon
The Kitchen Island
Appliances, cabinets, and even sinks can be incorporated into a kitchen island, or just a simple countertop. They can also make good kitchen tables, or mobile tables if they have wheels, provided there is enough room.
Peninsula kitchens add an extra leg to a single kitchen wall. This transforms the space into an “L” shape, or an existing “L” shape into a horseshoe layout. This layout is best for a rectangular kitchen, and it can be scaled to fit kitchens of many sizes.
The peninsula provides extra countertop, cabinet, and appliance space. It also allows multiple people to gather around the same area, maximizing the amount of space available. Like an island, you can pull chairs up to it and use it as a dining table.
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About The Author
Juliana Gordon has loved interior decorating since she was a child; you could always find her rearranging the furniture in her dollhouses. From a young age, she knew interior decorating was her calling. Gordon received a degree in interior design from the Rocky Mountain Academy of Art and Design, and currently plans and decorates houses for a bevy of personal clients. She is extremely passionate about the design and home improvement industry, and chooses to share her knowledge online. Juliana contributes to several publications and blogs in her spare time, including Kitchens by Wedgewood.