When designing your new kitchen and choosing the best cabinetry solutions for your home, the first thing to consider is the layout of the kitchen. The kitchen’s layout is the shape that is made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances and storage areas. This floor plan creates the kitchen’s work triangle – the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator, to the sink, to the oven to prepare a meal.
There are five different layouts found in today’s kitchens–the G, L, U, single, and galley. While certain floor plans create a more spacious, efficient kitchen, each kitchen can be enhanced with the right cabinetry arrangements and accents.
Review the five kitchen layouts to identify which is most similar to your current kitchen. When looking at each layout, focus on the work triangle created in the room–you may find a kitchen floor plan that you prefer over your own. Keep in mind that even if you’re not making significant structural changes to the kitchen, you can still enhance the layout with the right cabinetry.
Whatever you decide, we recommend working with a kitchen designer to select the appropriate cabinetry and create a kitchen that meets your needs.Next: L-Shaped Kitchens