The success of your next kitchen renovation starts with choosing the best kitchen layout. Implementing the correct one ensures that your kitchen is in sync with the rest of your home.
Here, we will show you the six popular kitchen layouts. Familiarise yourself with each layout so you can choose the right one. We included sample floor plans so you can see the ideal positions of the sink, stove, and the refrigerator. These three areas form the work triangle. The trip from one point to another must be quick and uninterrupted to consider the kitchen efficient.
One-wall / Pullman kitchen
Here’s a basic one wall or Pullman kitchen layout, showing the best position of the sink, range, and refrigerator:
If you live in a studio or loft apartment, this is the ideal kitchen layout for you. Here, you fix the cabinets, sink, range, and refrigerator together on a single wall. It’s the ultimate space saver!
Here’s a basic galley kitchen layout, showing the best position of the sink, range, and refrigerator.
If you want to squeeze a kitchen in a long, narrow, and rectangular space/corridor, this layout is for you. The featured all-white kitchen below is a newly renovated galley kitchen.
When designed properly, galley kitchens provide an efficient and safe workspace. The parallel benchtops are ergonomic and perfect for busy home cooks.
Here’s a basic L-shaped layout, showing the best position of the sink, range, and refrigerator.
It is one of the most versatile and most efficient kitchen layouts. It forms the capital letter “L”.
You can incorporate a dining table in this layout to create an eat-in kitchen.
U-shaped or horseshoe kitchen
Here is a basic horseshoe kitchen layout, showing the best position of the sink, range, and refrigerator.
Having three walls of cabinets, appliances, and countertop space, the horseshoe or the U-shaped layout can accommodate more cooks in the kitchen.
Kitchen with an island
Here’s a basic kitchen layout, showing the ideal position of the island to make it more ergonomic.
Adding a kitchen island to a one wall, L-shaped, or U-shaped kitchen can make a difference.
A one-wall kitchen will be as efficient and ergonomic as a galley kitchen.
An L-shaped or U-shaped kitchen will have more workspace and better foot traffic.
If you have an open-plan space, use an island to separate the kitchen from the adjacent areas.
A kitchen with an island is the most popular choice of Australian homeowners.
Here is a basic peninsula kitchen layout, showing the best position of the sink, range, and refrigerator.
Peninsula kitchens feature a continuous counter space, with one or two sides that are not against a wall.
Not sure which kitchen layout is right for your home? Book an on-site design consultation with our designer to find out. We can help you design and build your dream kitchen.