Kitchen Shapes and Design Layouts
What kitchen shape is suitable for your lifestyle and home?
The shape of a kitchen also known as the footprint, can take various forms depending on its position in the home and its proximity to other rooms. An “open plan” will have a different kitchen footprint than a plan that causes the kitchen to be closed off from other areas. At The Kitchen Design Centre, our kitchen designers are trained and experienced in recognising the issues regarding any layout and making the necessary recommendations on how to enhance the area to get the most from the space. Visit one of our kitchen showrooms to see some of the different kitchen shapes.
The main kitchen shapes are as follows:
L-shaped: 2 adjoining walls or 2 adjoining walls plus island. Visit our Facebook page and view the Preston kitchen to see this shape in a real home.
U-shaped: 3 adjoining walls or 2 adjoining walls and a return. Visit our Facebook page and view the Kilsyth South kitchen to see this shape in a real home.
G-shaped: 3 adjoining walls and a return bench or 2 adjoining walls and 2 return benches. Visit our Facebook page and view the St Helena kitchen to see this shape in a real home.
Galley kitchen: small closed-in room (resembling a ship’s galley) with cabinets on either one wall or both walls
Gallery kitchen: 1 wall with cabinets and an island bench opposite (creating 2 separate lines), open to another space or room. Visit our Facebook page and view the Wheelers Hill kitchen to see this shape in a real home.
If a kitchen area is too small or unsuitable for the owner’s lifestyle, your kitchen designer can take all aspects of the building and structural layout into account to help create a larger, more useful space. This, of course, is determined by the owner’s budget as other trades must be consulted but at The Kitchen Design Centre our designers can help with all these considerations to help create the perfect kitchen space for your home and kitchen needs.
Visit one of our kitchen showrooms in either Blackburn or Eltham to see the options set up in a “real-life” situation.