One of the most efficient kitchen layouts for the modern home is the L-shaped kitchen. L-shaped kitchens offer an easy and efficient workspace and allow appliances and cabinets to be installed along right angled walls with an open area in the centre. The L-shaped kitchen layout offers a range of advantages – if you want to learn more then read on…
Great Working Triangle
The most efficient kitchens are designed with the ‘working triangle’ in mind. The working triangle allows you to move easily between your sink, oven/cooktop and refrigerator.
L-shaped kitchens are a great proponent of the working triangle. With work stations set out on two different walls in L-shaped kitchens, you don’t have to walk too far to reach different zones, making meal prep more organised!
L-shaped kitchens are tucked into corners and usually have two open ends which allows for different entries and exits. This means traffic can flow freely through the space. A free flowing kitchen can be really beneficial when entertaining because less traffic jams mean more room and less stress when preparing food!
Open plan living
Open plan living is the hallmark of modern homes and the L-shaped kitchen is perfect if you have an open layout or are designing an open plan space for your next remodel.
L-shaped kitchens only use two walls which means they naturally open up space. This is ideal if you want to open your kitchen to another room; typically a dining room, living room or family room. Open plan kitchen designs make life easy when entertaining – you don’t miss out on the fun!
The open space of an L-shaped kitchen is also great for a table and chairs making meal time relaxed and easy.
L-shaped kitchen advantages
- Great for corner space
- Efficient for small and medium kitchen spaces
- Benchtops and cabinets can be adjusted to length
- Minimal through traffic
- Easy working triangle
- Perfect for open plan designs
L-shaped kitchen disadvantages
- Not efficient for large kitchens because appliances are too spread out
- Not as easy for multiple cooks
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