Different kitchen layouts suit different people depending on taste and how you utilize your space. Here are three layouts that highlight how a kitchens shape can affect its functionality to choose which one you like the most for your ideal layout!
1. Essential Work Triangle layout has three main points in the room which normally includes the range, sink and refrigerator shaped like an L. Appliances can be broken up in this layout with their classic shapes. For example, the cook top and wall ovens may be in different locations instead of one on top of the other. Above is an example of an essential work triangle layout from a home in the Reserve at Creekside community! This layout divides up work spaces for a very organized look and feel.
2. A Zone Design really breaks up the different areas of a kitchen if that’s something you look for. In this layout, there are separate work stations for cooking, eating and cleaning which can be great for multiple people to help out in the kitchen. If you like to cook and entertain then this is the layout for you! Above is an example of a Zone Design to have an idea of what it can look like.
3. Layout number 3 is a Galley or Corridor Style. This layout has two straight runs on both sides, usually one side being the sink and the range on the other. This is a great way to separate the different functions of a kitchen in a smaller space. One downside to this kitchen design is traffic flow is the sides are too close together, but a simple one wall design can be a galley shape too. You can even add an island on the opposite side of the cabinets! Pictured above is a galley style kitchen.