Layout Options


Your kitchen layout sets the locations of your appliances, establishes work zones, defines how much counter space you’ll have and allows for seating – if you want it. Consider these five common kitchen and peninsula design layouts as you plan your project. From G-shaped kitchens to U-shaped kitchens, each layout has advantages and disadvantages. Then work with your designer to find a cabinet design plan that uses your space efficiently and fits the activities you want to do. 
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

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How much will my new kitchen cost?

Whenever you're ready to dig deeper into a budget for your remodel, we've got tools to help your come up with more exact figures.

Ballpark Budget Calculator

Get a general sense of what your kitchen might cost.

Project Cost Calculator

Tell us what you want in your kitchen and get a detailed pricing estimate.

How much will my new kitchen cost?

Whenever you're ready to dig deeper into a budget for your remodel, we've got tools to help your come up with more exact figures.

Ballpark Budget Calculator

Get a general sense of what your kitchen might cost.

Project Cost Calculator

Tell us what you want in your kitchen and get a detailed pricing estimate.