Which Kitchen Layout Should I Choose?
Whether you’ve recently moved home, had an extension or simply want a breath of fresh air in your home, a full kitchen redesign could be just the thing you’re looking for. Perhaps the most important aspect of your redesign is the layout you choose, which is why this month we’re going to look at the different kitchen layouts available, advising on the merits of each.
The most basic kitchen layout you could choose is what is known as a one-wall layout. In this design, all of the major components of your kitchen will be found along a single wall of the room; this includes your sink, oven, fridge-freezer and your cupboards. Wherever space is an issue, this layout is particularly useful, allowing you the floorspace in your kitchen to place a table and chairs.
Take a look in our gallery or tour our showroom for more examples of the different kitchen layouts.
A galley kitchen layout is similar to a one-wall kitchen, just double! Opposing walls are adorned with cupboards and other kitchen utilities instead of just along a single wall. Again, for kitchens that are cramped this can be an easy and practical solution. In addition, as no corner units are required your costs are kept to a minimum.
An L-shaped kitchen is a great way to make the most out of the corners in your kitchen; they are fitted into the corner between two perpendicular walls and can extend the length and breadth of your room if you wish. Such layouts are best used in small to medium-sized kitchens, but will work best in kitchens that are more square than rectangular to avoid creating too much of a lopsided ‘L’. The design also limits traffic problems in your kitchen, as you may have with a galley.
Kitchens with Islands
If you have a medium to large kitchen, don’t let the extra floor space you have go to waste – capitalise on it with an island! Your kitchen island doesn’t have to simply be a breakfast bar or dining table. Instead, you should try being more creative, turning it into a working part of your kitchen with a stove, sink or fridge, for instance. Deciding on whether or not an island is right for your kitchen and your requirements is something you should discuss carefully with your designer.
Horseshoe and Peninsula Kitchens
Horseshoe, or U-shaped, kitchens feature appliances, utilities and cupboards along three walls. If more than one person may require access to your kitchen at a given time, these kitchen layouts are highly suitable. The ‘U’ doesn’t necessarily have to be along three walls of your room though; instead, you could incorporate your kitchen island into the shape. This is what’s known as a peninsula kitchen and looks excellent as a breakfast bar.
To discover more details about the immense design possibilities for your kitchen and to discuss how you can get the most from your new kitchen, contact Ebberns today. Ebberns provide exceptional bespoke kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms to the Hemel Hempstead and Watford area and beyond, and have been doing so for over 35 years.
From start to finish, you can rest assured that we’ll take care of your every need and design requirement. We also offer an expert plumbing service tailored to your needs. Get in touch with our professional team to find out more!