The kitchen is the heart of your Oakville home, but if it’s not functional for the needs of you and your family, then it may feel as though your kitchen is harder to use than it should be. When it comes to kitchen layouts, making it work for you and your family’s needs is crucial. Here are some kitchen elements to consider for your Oakville home to make it work better for you.
Do you have an open-concept home and aren’t exactly sure how to design your kitchen around that? The single-wall kitchen is all elements of the kitchen on a single wall.
A single-wall kitchen can work well for open concept homes and homes where there may not be a lot of space because it only takes up one wall and leaves the rest home open.
The Galley kitchen layout has been around for quite some time, and there’s a reason for that. This type of kitchen has two rows of cabinets that face each other, with a walkway between them for people to use the kitchen. This type of kitchen is easy to implement the working triangle into because all you need to do is position the sink on the side opposite the oven and fridge.
For those who may feel that this is too closed in, you can replace some of the upper cabinets with floating shelves to create an openness while still giving a good amount of storage for your kitchen needs.
The L-Shaped kitchen takes two rows of base cabinets and combines them at a right angle in the corner to create that L-shape. In some cases, the L-shaped kitchen will not provide as much storage as other types of kitchen layouts, so if storage is an issue for you and you want to make sure you have a lot of it, then this may not be the right layout for you.
The bonus to this type of layout is that the L-shape can be as long as you want it to be. So if you have a really long section of wall, you can put the cabinets and kitchen along that wall and meet it to a shorter one. It also works really well for homes that are open concept since it goes against a wall and allows for the rest of the home to be open for dining and living space.
A U-Shaped Kitchen is similar to the L-shaped kitchen but adds an additional section of cabinets and a counter to create a U-shape. This layout can work well for homes with three walls in the kitchen area and allows you to make the most use of your space and maximize storage if you need it. Further, if you need a lot of space for meal prep and want the working space, U-shaped kitchens have a lot of counter space to work off of.
The one thing to keep in mind is that a U-Shaped kitchen may have two corner cabinets, and corners can mean some wasted space with those deep cupboards that no one can reach into. Consider adding Lazy Susan’s to corner cabinets to make the most of these spaces.
Did you know that Trends can help you with a full kitchen remodel for your Oakville home? Call us today to schedule a consultation.
*Oakville / Burlington Ontario