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Layout options for open plan kitchens

When it comes to designing your new open plan kitchen, there is nothing more important than layout. While style choices, colour options and the practicalities of your space will be important, the layout will determine how effectively your kitchen can meet your needs and requirements. So, what type of layout should you choose for an open plan kitchen? And what are the options? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen experts. And we offer something to suit every home, in any style. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the effective layout options for open plan kitchens.

What are the effective layout options for open plan kitchens?

There are many kitchen layout options to choose from, each offering something different in terms of the shape of the space, the storage, and the work surfaces available. As a result, choosing the work surface option most suited to your household can help to ensure that your kitchen is the perfect fit. So, what are the layout options? Well, they include:

  • The P-Shaped kitchen- The P-shaped layout creates a P shape with the kitchen units. So in this kitchen layout, the units and cabinets are positioned along the longest wall, around the corner and then along the wall, and then around a second corner and along a shorter wall. Then an additional cabinet, or kitchen island is positioned on the end, but instead of following the wall, this creates another corner and sticks out into the centre of the kitchen. With so many corners, this layout increases the storage opportunities, as larger deeper cabinets can be used in the corners to offer more storage locations. In addition, the food preparation area can feel more enclosed, so even in an open plan kitchen, there is a well defined zone for cooking and food prep.
  • The L-Shaped kitchen- In the L shaped kitchen, cabinets run around the edge of two walls, leaving the rest of the space open. This creates a large area of space and can create quite a minimal design. This type of layout is perfect for adding an island, for additional storage and worktop space, and to create a physical zone in an open plan kitchen area.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Homematas.