Are you considering a kitchen renovation? Before you begin, it’s important to consider your space and evaluate what sort of layout would work best for the kitchen in your home. If you are knocking down a wall to create more space, you might be able to consider several layouts and choose the one that works the best for the functionality and flow of your home.
Let’s take a look at some typical kitchen layouts:
One wall/ Straight: This layout is generally found in studio or loft spaces because it’s the ultimate space saver. Cabinets and appliances are fixed on a single wall as opposed to a more spread out kitchen. Instead of a work triangle, the individual will have more of a work line. When paired with a kitchen island, a one-wall design in a small kitchen space can be extremely efficient, offering one-stop shopping for all your cooking, cleaning and food preparation needs.
Galley: Named after the small area in a ship, a galley layout consists of two parallel walls, this design is usually found in older homes with enclosed spaces. The average galley kitchen design will place the sink on one side of the kitchen and the range on the other. This allows for easy back-and-forth during food preparation. Because it is closed off, it’s easy to hide any kitchen clutter!