This is the distance between your sink, fridge and cooker, and it is fundamental to creating a kitchen that flows as well as one that looks good.
It is the most worked area of any kitchen, ideally, the cooker is an equal distance from the fridge and the sink for easy access to ingredients and preparation of food.
Straight Lined Kitchen
Where space is limited, the straight line kitchen is the most space-effective layout option. It’s also pleasing to look at. The triangle gets reduced to a straight line in this case, but where possible you should keep some space between your fridge, sink and hob so that you don’t feel too cramped.
Liners/Galley Long and narrow
A long room means you have plenty of space for cabinetry, keep wall units to a minimum so you don’t end up with a corridor effect. Handle less units, pale and pale colours will give a streamlined, open and bright feel to this space.
U or G Shape
Easy to navigate tricky corners can be maximised with clever storage options, such as carousel options, such as large pull out drawers. If you have a large enough U-shape, try adding a breakfast bar as this add a lived-in feel to the space.
L Shape Most popular
Space is maximised in this layout, leaving enough room to move around the centre of then kitchen. This is ideal if you want to add a dining table.
Island Best for large spaces
The most sought after layout, an island kitchen can add flexibility. You could include your oven or sink in the island creating space elsewhere, or use it as a breakfast bar. These looks are usually reserved for slightly larger spaces
Adding an island unit to either a straight-line or L-shaped kitchen gives extra storage and worktop space and can provide a great entertaining area. However, you need to allow at least 1200mm of space on each side for an island to work well and not feel cramped.
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