Reviewing kitchen layout ideas can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make from the kitchen floor plan to adding a breakfast bar and let’s not forget about the galley size which is always a point of contention. Balancing aesthetics with functionality is an immense undertaking. Dream kitchens require wicked creativity with veteran knowledge.
In going through all of your choices, it is ideal to have professional guidance to orchestrate your vision and structure the kitchen for optimal functionality. The kitchen space should have the look and capacity to suit your family’s needs. Nicholas Carpentry and Handyman Services has mastered the kitchen renovations arena and can champion your design to exceed your expectations. When deciding a proper kitchen layout and floor plan, there are several to choose from.
5 Best Modern Kitchen Layouts for Functionality
1. Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands are an ideal addition to increase counter space and storage. Kitchen islands can be used to prepare meals, and come equipped with a sink or stove if you so desire. A kitchen island can complement the work triangle dynamic of a kitchen by placing the sink, stove, and refrigerator within a working distance. Adding an island kitchen can be a pleasing aesthetic for an open plan by creating a work area that can effectively service any breakfast bar. Kitchen islands act as a working centrepiece to your kitchen and an excellent way to modernize your current design.
2. U-Shaped Kitchens
If you have a U-Shaped kitchen, kitchen islands are ideal for families that have more than one cook. Being able to utilize counter space on either side allows for greater flexibility and accessibility. It also makes for a great place to set the groceries after shopping or provides for an ideal buffet line and extra-large pizza boxes. U-Shaped kitchens offer a connection with the living room while simultaneously offering separation of space. These kitchens are ideal in blending areas for an easy transition from one look to another.
3. L-Shaped Kitchens
L-Shaped kitchens are ideal with taller kitchen cabinets. The area allows for a large space to allow a dining table into the scheme. L-Shaped kitchens generally come with excellent storage space and plenty of maneuverability. This kitchen layout allows for plenty of social interaction and two cooks can occupy the work area comfortably. Functionality is valued more than socialization in these kitchens. The ample storage space allows for organization and convenience. Selecting the right appliances beforehand will ensure that you keep the sharp corners of this very smart, modern look.
4. Straight Line Kitchens
If you are working in an extremely tight space, this layout may suit you best. These kitchen spaces are found in open-plan apartments or smaller homes. If your home has rugged square corners, this kitchen layout maximizes form and function within the work area. If there are any doors or windows, it may limit counter space, so this is something that should be discussed with the expert you are working with. A straight line kitchen looks as it sounds, so appliances should be in proper balance with the cabinets.
5. Galley Kitchens
Galley kitchens cater to functionality in minimal space. You may find them in narrow terrace houses. There is a narrow area for walking and the rest is cabinet space and work triangle. Galley kitchens can transform a small room or hallway into a functional, efficient workspace to prepare meals. Lighting will play an ideal role in adding to the aesthetic value. Appliances will want to be measured accurately in order to customize the look and feel.
Your Kitchen Floor Plan
The kitchen of your dreams really depends on the space and functionality you will need. Once you decide the best layout for your kitchen with your advisor, the selection of appliances, cabinets, counters, bar stools, and lighting will come far easier. Don’t be overwhelmed. Kitchens are the heart of your home, don’t be afraid to show it some love.
To get started on your dream kitchen project, get in touch with our renovation experts at Nicholas Carpentry. Get in touch online or give us a call on 0419 606 288.