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 cook 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.
The most basic kitchen layout, a one-wall kitchen puts all of the countertops, cabinets, and appliances on a single wall. This is a good layout for smaller houses, apartments, studios, and lofts where there is very little space available. Putting everything on one wall frees up more room for dining, and doesn’t block the windows.
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
The galley kitchen, or walk-through kitchen, consists of two walls with a walkway in between. It could be open on just one end, or open on both ends. This layout maximizes the space available in such a corridor, and keeps your cabinets and appliances within easy reach. Galley kitchens also tend to segment the cooking space away from the rest of the house.
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.