When you are planning your kitchen remodeling project, one of the first decisions that you will need to make is the floor plan. The floor plan can make a big difference in how much functional space you have in your kitchen, particularly if the available square footage is limited. Let’s take a look at some of the most common floor plans for kitchen remodeling.
U-Shaped Kitchen Floor Plan
A U-shaped kitchen floor plan is a very efficient and versatile choice. In this plan, there are countertops running along three of the walls, forming the shape of a U. Often, there is one workstation on each wall; for example, the sink might be in the center portion of the U, with the stove on one side and the refrigerator on the other. The great thing about a U-shaped kitchen floor plan is that you have both counter space and storage space on three walls, which gives you major efficiency. The work space is set up in a triangle, and there are no dead end spaces. This prevents traffic in and out of the kitchen from interrupting the work flow.
If you typically have multiple cooks working in the kitchen, this may not be the best floor plan for you. If you intend to go with a U-shaped kitchen, you need a minimum room size of 8X8. You can give yourself even more work space and storage space by placing an island in the center of a U-shaped kitchen.
L-Shaped Kitchen Floor Plan
An L-shaped kitchen floor plan has workspaces on two walls. It is more space efficient than a U-shaped floor plan, particularly when the main work spaces are located near the corner of the L. This floor plan doesn’t work well for small spaces, though. Arrangement is key in this layout. Appliances should be organized to provide a natural flow of work from one space to another.
An L-shaped kitchen is a great choice for an eat-in kitchen. You can place a dining area in the corner of the room that is located opposite from the corner of the L.
Galley Kitchen Floor Plan
A galley kitchen floor plan is a great choice for small kitchens. In this layout, there are cabinets and countertops running along parallel walls.
One of the drawbacks to a galley kitchen is that traffic is often passing through the workspace, unless one end of the galley is closed off by a wall. It doesn’t provide much space for people to gather in the kitchen, either. It is, however, an efficient use of space in a small kitchen.
One-Wall Kitchen Floor Plan
A one-wall kitchen floor plan is a space-saving floor plan that is often used in vacation homes and small apartments. For a one-wall floor plan to be most efficient, the sink should be placed in the center, with the refrigerator and stove placed on opposite sides of the sink. The key to making a one-wall kitchen work in your home is to allow for at least four feet of countertop space on either side of the sink.
These are some of the basic floor plans used in kitchen remodeling projects. You can customize any floor plan by adding a kitchen island or peninsula.
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