Small Kitchen Floor Layouts: Good and Bad
Efficient floor planning is 90% of small kitchen design. With so little space available, you cannot afford any inefficient excess. Try these layouts:
|One-Wall||One wall of counters, cabinets, and appliances.||The absolute smallest layout possible.|
|Galley or Corridor||Two walls of counters, cabinets, and appliances with a center aisle.||Preferable to the one-wall layout as it allows for “kitchen triangle” movement.|
|L-Shaped||Two lines of counter-topped cabinets arranged at 90 degrees to each other.||This classic kitchen layout is an effective plan for most small kitchens.|
Avoid cramming these layouts into small kitchen spaces:
|U-Shaped||Three lines of cabinets, counters, and appliances along three sides of a four-sided room.||The three sides allow for little walking room.|
|L-Shaped with Island||The L-shape as noted above, with an island added.||Adding an island to any small kitchen is difficult.|
|Double-L Shaped Kitchen||A smaller “L” embedded in a larger L-shaped kitchen.||It would be impossible to have this arrangement in any small kitchen.|
Most small kitchens are longer than they are wide (though there are many square-shaped small kitchens, including the one pictured here).
But these are great designs that provide you with lots of opportunities. Forget placing a kitchen island. It won’t happen. Instead, learn to embrace designs that are right for these smaller spaces.
TO CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE, CLICK NEXT PAGE.