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Kitchen Layouts for You

Photo: Magnolia Homes

Thought: you want a new kitchen. Your cabinetry is old, the paint marked, and worktops stained. While you may just be thinking of replacing the cabinetry, have you thought about creating a new layout that would work better for you and your space?

There are many different kitchen layouts with benefits and disadvantages, but it all comes down to the size and shape of your kitchen room. Below, are practical, fun and very cool examples that you should consider.

Photo: Herringbone Kitchens

Photo: House Beautiful

The Galley Kitchen

Name derived from traditional ship kitchenettes, the shape of this kitchen is perfect for long narrow spaces. If your house has not been extended, and you like keeping your kitchen and dining separate, then this style is very much suited to small rooms only used for the cooking and not eating. Lower cabinetry is placed on either side creating a corridor-like space. Keep upper head cabinetry to a minimum or use open shelf units for more storage to keep the space as open as possible. Don’t be scared to go dark with the cabinets because of the small space. Go light on the walls and countertops with a patterned backsplash and your room will be full of personality and zing.

Photo: DeVol Kitchens

L-Shaped Kitchen