September 8, 2017

The kitchen is truly the heart of your home; it’s where you cook meals for your family and informal meals and breakfast may be eaten here; sometimes your kids may end up doing their homework or playing in the kitchen too. In short, this is a high traffic area that sees a significant amount of use almost on a daily basis.

Not many homeowners realize this, but the layout of your kitchen has an impact on your comfort levels while using that space. Well-planned kitchen layouts add to the functionality of the room and allow you to use the available space in a more optimal manner.

The Best Kitchen Layout

If you are planning on getting a kitchen remodel done, you may have started looking on the internet for the latest trends in kitchen design. While it’s always a good idea to see what’s trending and which new kitchen materials and products have been launched, it’s also important to keep in view that not every trend would be suited to your needs.

Every kitchen space is different, the needs of every family are different and every person will want certain appliances and features in their kitchen. This means, when it comes to kitchen design ideas, there is no one size fits all. Your kitchen has to be custom designed for you and that is the best way to ensure you are comfortable while using it and that it is functional and attractive all at once. With this in view, some of the different types of kitchen layouts you can consider are:

  • L-Shaped- This is a popular layout and the kitchen counter has one side that is longer than the other. It’s perfect if a multi-purpose space is what you are looking for and it works well in an open kitchen design concept as well.
  • Line kitchen- This layout is great for compact spaces as the counter runs along a single wall. It has a small footprint and is budget-friendly.
  • Kitchen island- If you want a line kitchen layout but feel that the work top is too cramped, you can choose to add a kitchen island to the space.
  • Pen kitchen layout- This is a connected island that essentially converts the classic L-shaped kitchen layout into a U-shape or horseshoe shape one.
  • Parallel- In this type of layout, there are 2 counters opposite each other and this setting is perfect for more narrow kitchens in which you need more counter space without compromising on the movement area.

Aside from these, you can also opt for Galley-style layout, U-shaped or parallel kitchen layouts.

We at Trends Wood Finishing can help with all the information you need about the different types of kitchen layouts and how they work. Our experts will understand what your specific requirements are and will then provide kitchen layout plans that incorporate all your needs.

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