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What are popular kitchen design layouts?

Deciding on a kitchen layout can be a daunting task, but the right one can transform your room into a space that is far more fulfilling to use. Here at Ramsbottom Kitchens, we take a look at three of the most popular layouts, helping you to decide on the best one for your home.

Galley Kitchens

Perfect for small spaces, a galley kitchen has appliances and worktops that form two straight runs on either side.

To optimise traffic flow, the sink tends to be on one side of the room whilst the cooker is on the other.

This layout often has a wall of cabinets both underneath and above worktops to accommodate utensils and provide extra space.

One way to create the illusion of more space in a galley kitchen is to opt for an under-counter fridge and freezer, as this will create a sense of openness.

Island or U shape Kitchens

Island or U shape kitchens are a great option if your family and guests tend to spend a lot of time in this room, or you’re an avid cook.

A kitchen island makes a great centre point for chatting and casual dining, whilst it also offers plenty of worktop space for food prep and cooking.

Worktops and cabinets on three sides of the kitchen island provide generous storage.

This kitchen layout is best suited for open-plan or larger spaces.

L shape Kitchens

A great layout for any room size, the L shape is perfect for those who like privacy when cooking as it forces traffic out of the work area.

This layout has one wall of cabinets and worktops with either a sink or cooker placed at the end to make an L shape.

Additional cabinets and worktops are usually fitted next to the sink or cooker. This creates a productive space that has good traffic flow and ease of access.

The L shape kitchen can also be modified to include an island, a great alternative to those who like U shape or social kitchens but lack the space.

Choose a kitchen shape that fits

So while you might have an idea of what your dream kitchen looks like, it’s important to consider the space that you have available and how a kitchen might fit in to it. By, choosing the right shape for your space, combined with the needs of functionality and foot-traffic, you might find that what you wanted initially, isn’t necessarily what you need. By being space savvy, you can also start to get an idea of what a new kitchen will cost.

You needn’t be limited to certain layouts either. While it seems like quite a big project, removing walls and re-modelling is quite a common practice when your existing space is quite restricted. By doing this, you will have more options available when it comes to choosing a layout and design that affords improved look, functionality and storage.

Once you’ve decided on the right kitchen layout for your home, finding the right design to suit your style has never been easier with Ramsbottom Kitchens. However, if you are unsure of what to do with your current space, then simply get in touch and we will be happy to run you through your options.

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