Layout Options


A kitchen layout and cabinet design plan sets the locations of your appliances, establishes work zones, influences how much counter space you’ll have and allows for seating – or maybe not. Work with your designer to find a layout that uses your space efficiently and fits the kind of activities you want to do, whether it is a G-shaped kitchen or a U-shaped kitchen. But before you start to plan your kitchen, consider these 5 kitchen and peninsula design layouts with their advantages and disadvantages: 

G-Shaped Kitchen Layout
KraftMaid G-shaped transitional kitchen layout.

This layout uses nearly every square foot of available floor space by adding a peninsula or partial fourth wall of base cabinets to a U-shaped layout.


  • Adding a short return on the open side of U-shaped layout minimizes traffic flow in and out of the work zone.
  • There are plenty of places to set up specialized zones.
  • This layout features the most corner base cabinets. Use corner storage solutions in your design plan to maximize utility in these awkward spaces.
  • Usually best for larger kitchens. (The narrower entrance into the work zone can make a cook feel claustrophobic.)
G-Shaped
U-Shaped
L-Shaped
Galley
Single Wall