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Which Kitchen Layout is Right for You?

We spend a good chunk of our day in the kitchen, and therefore it’s important that yours is intuitively designed. But when you start planning yours, you might not be sure how to get the best from your kitchen space.

Fortunately, there are a number of common kitchen layouts that you can base your kitchen design on. In this article, we’ll take you through some of the most popular layouts… and help you decide which one is perfect for your home.

Galley Kitchen Layout


A galley kitchen layout arranges all your kitchen units along a single wall. It’s a perfect kitchen layout where space is at a premium. For situations like this, you’ll want to prioritise the essentials. A built under oven housing unit lets you maximise space, while integrated fridges and freezers with appliance doors add a neat and tidy feel to the layout.

Naturally you’ll need storage and food preparation areas, so make sure to leave a large area of worktop space. Base and wall units are a necessity, while a bridging unit (a shorter variety of kitchen unit) is ideal if you need a little more headspace.

Corridor Kitchen Layout


A corridor layout features kitchen units arranged parallel to one another. As ever storage will be a priority, but the extra space might make things like larder units an option for bulkier items.

Don’t be afraid to use wall units against the back wall, and don’t forget the essentials like oven and appliance housings! Also allow for an extractor fan to preserve a clean, smoke-free environment.

 L-Shaped Kitchen Layout

Cheap Kitchen Layout

This kitchen layout makes creative use of tight spaces, and creates an L shape with the kitchen units. It frees up the centre of the room for things such as dining tables. 

An L base unit or corner base unit will allow your units to continue around the corner uninterrupted. However, consider how your appliances stand in relation to one another. If they are too close to one another this can make it difficult to reach them or open doors.

To make best use of the space, make sure you maximise the number of wall units as this will be prime storage space.

U-Shaped Kitchen Layout

Kitchen_ideas_U-ShapedAs the name suggests, this layout arranges your kitchen units in a U shape and is one of the most versatile kitchen layouts. Like the L-shaped layout, it frees up a lot of space in your kitchen. The added space it bestows also makes positioning your appliances correctly a must. By positioning them in a triangle like above, you can move between your appliances as efficiently as possible.

We hope our kitchen ideas have proven to be inspiring. Feel free to mix and match elements from each to suit your preference, and customise your kitchen layout to your own requirements. With a little planning and consideration, you’ll be sure to create a kitchen that’s perfect for your home. 

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