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Five Standard Kitchen Layouts

The very first step of the planning process is to determine the possible layout of your kitchen. There are five standard kitchen layouts. Straight, Galley, L-shape, U-shape, and G-shape.

The Traditional Work Triangle

The work triangle is the standard configuration used by professionals for designing efficient kitchens. The three magical points are the areas between the refrigerator, range and sink.

Straight Kitchen Layout

The straight configuration is good for smaller homes and apartments. it offers the lest efficient kitchen plan but maximizes space.

Straight Kitchen Layout

Galley Kitchen Layout

The galley configuration is efficient for up to two cooks in the kitchen. However, the shape allows little extra room for crossing household traffic.

Galley Kitchen Layout

L-Shape Kitchen Layout

The L-Shape kitchen is the most common kitchen layout in American households. It provides a good amount of continuous counter space, and the magic work triangle is executed perfectly. This design can also allow for the inclusion of a dining area or island.

L-Shape Kitchen Layout

G-Shape Kitchen Layout

The G-Shape kitchen is a step up from the U-Shape kitchen. This design adds extra cabinet and counter space. In order to avoid feeling to closed-in, this layout works best when two of the walls are open to adjacent spaces.

G-Shape Kitchen Layout

U-Shape Kitchen Layout

The U-Shape kitchen is ideal for the solo cook. The continuous countertop and cabinets surround the cook on three sides, putting everything within reach.

U-Shape Kitchen Layout

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