Comparison of kitchen layouts
A successful kitchen project is based on well-designed basic principles. In this article, we will focus on one of the most important aspects of kitchens – their layout. Much has been said about L-shaped or U-shaped kitchen furniture, but which should you choose? What are the pros and cons? Find the answers to these questions below!
The popularity of this kitchen layout is due to its adaptability. An L-type kitchen will fit into almost any home, it takes up little space and is relatively easy to adapt to each client’s wishes and needs. L-shaped kitchen furniture is perfect for more compact kitchens where every centimetre counts. They offer an open view of the kitchen furniture, so the kitchen area can appear more spacious. It’s a great choice if you want your kitchen to be part of a larger space, such as a living room.
The U-layout kitchen design provides a space in which three walls are covered by cabinets and appliances, forming a semicircle. This allows easy access to everything in the kitchen. If the kitchen space does not allow for three walls, a kitchen island can be installed to achieve the same goal. U-shaped kitchens can be incorporated into many kitchen styles and the size of the kitchen does not matter, U-shaped kitchens can be large or small.
When designing any kitchen, one of the first things to consider is the planned workflow of your kitchen. The U-shaped kitchen layout is one of the most rewarding for larger spaces because it is easy to adjust and creates balance and symmetry. The kitchen’s functionality is based on a working triangle, consisting of the kitchen area between the sink, hob and fridge. As the working triangle is relatively larger in U-shaped kitchens, there is also plenty of cupboard space to store cooking utensils.
Open-plan kitchens, which occupy just one kitchen wall, are becoming more and more common. This is the optimal solution for more compact homes, or for homes where other layouts are physically impossible due to the nature of the kitchen space.
This open-plan style makes the space flow more, as the kitchen is combined with the living room, allowing the host to work in the kitchen without leaving guests alone. This is a quality that both host and guests will appreciate, because no matter how much work needs to be done in the kitchen, guests will not be left behind.
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