Advantages of an L-shaped kitchen layout

Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. From worktops to cabinets and colour schemes, we provide services and advice to homeowners and property developers across Preston and the surrounding region. This includes planning effective kitchen layouts. From the galley kitchen, to the multi-zone kitchen, it is essential that your layout is practical, as well as stylish. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about L-shaped kitchen layouts.

What are the advantages of an L-shaped kitchen layout

L-Shaped kitchen layouts involve using two lines of cabinets to create an L shape. This can either use the walls of the kitchen, or simply one wall, and a freestanding row of cabinets. Whether you have a kitchen space that is small, medium or large, L-shaped kitchen layouts can be perfect. Suitable for both contemporary and traditional styles and cabinets, an L-shaped layout can fit even in uneven rooms with large windows, or sloped ceilings. But what are the advantages of an L-shaped kitchen layout? Well, there are several, including:

  • Practical advantages
  • Creating multi-zonal kitchen
  • Including a Christmas island

Practicalities

Because the worktops and units are arranged in an L-shape, this kitchen layout is incredibly practical. Moving between the fridge, the oven and the sink will be easy and unimpeded. Which is all part of a practical kitchen designed to meet ergonomic principles.

Multi-zonal kitchens

If you have an open plan kitchen, an L-shaped layout can help to divide the room into zones. Using a freestanding row of cabinets or units to create a divide between the cooking and food preparation area, and the seating area, is a great way to split up the space. Both visually and physically.

Add an island

Some kitchens are large enough to make the most out of the L-shaped layout, and then use a kitchen island in the centre. This can provide more storage space, more usable work-surfaces, or a dining and seating area for the family. Either way, in a large kitchen, an island is always an advantage.

For more information or advice about kitchen layouts, including L-shaped kitchen layouts, get in touch with the experts today, here at Homematas.