Design own kitchen layout
The U-shaped Kitchen
The U-shaped kitchen is the most versatile layout for kitchens large and small because the layout offers continuous countertops and ample storage, which surround the cook on three sides. In larger kitchens, this floor plan is spacious enough to be divided into multiple work stations for cooks to easily prepare a meal together without getting in each other's way.
How to enhance the U-shaped kitchen layout:
To maximize storage and keep countertops clutter free, conceal the microwave in a base or wall cabinet and store large cooking essentials in a corner lazy susan.
The G-shaped Kitchen
The G-shaped kitchen is a version of the U-shaped kitchen layout, with the same amount of counter space and storage options that surround the cook on three sides. However, the difference with the G-shaped kitchen floor plan is the peninsula or partial fourth wall of additional cabinets.
How to enhance the G-shaped kitchen layout:
Depending on the size of the kitchen, G-shaped kitchens can seem cramped. To make the room feel more spacious, open up the wall in a nearby room and create a pass-through or breakfast bar for the family.
The Single-Wall or Straight Kitchen:
The single-wall kitchen floor plan is ideal for smaller homes. The work triangle in this kitchen layout is less like a triangle and more of a work line with all three kitchen zones along one wall.
How to enhance the Single-wall kitchen:
The Corridor or Galley Kitchen:
The corridor layout has a workspace large enough for one cook. In this kitchen floor plan, the work stations face each other on parallel walls, creating a small work triangle.