Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: The Six Most Popular Kitchen Layout Types
Kitchen remodeling ideas are hard to come by. Luckily, we have lots of examples from previous jobs we’ve done. For now, let’s tale a look at the six most popular types of kitchen layouts.
As you may already know, the function of the kitchen has changed over time. What was once a workstation that existed solely for function has now evolved into the design centerpiece of the home that has a more social purpose where people gather together. Since the purpose of the kitchen has evolved, the layout of the room has had to change as well to keep up.
At Builder Boy, we are a licensed general contractor and full-service home remodeling company. We work with our residential customers to help them update all areas of their homes, with kitchen design being one of the most popular renovations we do.
In this article, we discuss the top kitchen design styles.
Six Popular Kitchen Layout Types For Home Cooks
Island Kitchen – A Kitchen For People Who Love to Cook & Entertain
An island kitchen is a very popular choice for larger homes or open floor plans. The center of the kitchen features an island that can feature a cooking surface or just be for food prep and also serve as an additional eating area.
What Is The Island Kitchen Best For?
- Larger homes
- Open floor plan
A peninsula kitchen is similar to the island kitchen but does not require as much space. The peninsula is a kitchen counter that comes out from the wall to serve as an additional eating or food prep surface.
What Is The Peninsula Kitchen Best For?
- When you want the feel of an island kitchen but have less space to work with
A galley kitchen carefully utilizes every square inch of space to its full potential. It features two rows of cabinets that face each other. A galley kitchen is a simple design and not a space for congregating. It’s meant for any foot traffic that is not working in the space to simply pass through.
What Is The Galley Kitchen Best For?
- Cost Efficiency
- Smaller Kitchen Areas
The U-shaped kitchen, also known as a “horseshoe kitchen”, is a layout that is in the shape of the letter U with cabinetry along three adjacent walls. This layout provides plenty of storage and allows for a great workflow.
What Is The U-Shaped Kitchen Best For?
- Larger families
- Multiple cooks
The L-shaped kitchen is a layout that is in the shape of the letter L. It’s a practical layout for smaller or larger kitchens and features cabinets along two perpendicular walls. This design offers flexibility as far as placement of appliances and work zone areas.
What Is The L-Shaped Kitchen Best For?
- Design flexibility
One Wall Kitchen
This kitchen style is clean and simple, and is usually found in smaller kitchens as it’s a space saver. All the cabinets are installed against a single wall with upper and lower cabinets.
What Is The One Wall Kitchen Best For?
- Smaller kitchens
- Simple design