November 19, 2015 2 min read

u shape kitchen dining table

It is the time of year we start spending a lot of time in our kitchens. Whether you are hosting a big meal or responsible for bringing the pumpkin pie, tis the season for cooking. As we step into the kitchen to create the masterpieces to share with the people we are thankful to have in our lives, some of us may begin to wonder: WHAT were we thinking when we designed this kitchen?!?! Or maybe you won’t think that, but either way here are 5 kitchen designs that could be in your future.


1.  L Shape

This is a classic layout. This design helps set up your working triangle, keeping your stove, sink and fridge all within the range of easy access.

L shape kitchen layout design

L shape kitchen design layout


2. U Shape

Another classic, this layout has been a longstanding favorite. It works well in both small spaces and larger ones. Larger U-Shape kitchens often offer great opportunities for an island.

u shape small

u shape kitchen design layout

u shape kitchen design layout with island


3. Galley

This style of kitchen was featured in our blog post last week. This is an old school design but coming back in the way of functionality. This is a good way to fit great kitchens into small places.

galley kitchen layout design

galley kitchen design layout


4. Single Wall

The working triangle isn’t what it used to be. Some designers are now setting up kitchens by zone. It’s like zone defense, except for cooking. Keeping your kitchen all on one wall can really help keep a space open.

single wall kitchen design layout

single wall kitchen layout rustic


5. Island

Everyone has dreams of tropical island paradise, but that’s not what we are talking about here. Think of having a work space in the center, maybe with some bar stools on the other side. This can be a great way to stay engaged with your friends or family without interrupting your work flow.


kitchen island design layout

kitchen island design layout

kitchen island with stove



Monica Banks
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