The layout of the kitchen is the most important factor in deciding the position of three important areas in the kitchen i.e. cooking area, cleaning area & storage area (also popularly known as the work triangle). This layout determines the ease of working in a kitchen. If you are making a new house then you can decide the kitchen shape or layout to some extent, but if you are renovating an old kitchen then the layout has its limitation. An understanding of the different kitchen layouts can help you plan your dream kitchen.


This arrangement is usually used for very long rooms because it takes advantage of both the main walls. This type of layout offers the advantage of being able to place all the connections of the equipments on just one wall.


In this type of kitchen layout, the island is the central focus and organizing principle. One side of the island can be used for working while the other side for casual dining. A kitchen island can be a cheap and attractive way to expand your counter space.


This type of kitchen layouts are designed keeping in mind the available space and requirements of the client. These are ideally for small houses/flats kitchens with comparatively less space. Often integrated into extensions and older properties, this type of layout can offer a stunning look when incorporating tall wall cabinets and the right splashbacks.


This shape uses two walls of the kitchen for the three points of the work triangle. Often, the fridge is at one end of the long leg of the “L”, the sink is towards the center of the same wall, and the stove is perpendicular, on the short leg of the “L.” In contrast to the U-shaped kitchen, the “L” is long.


The U-shaped kitchen design is the most ideal kitchen layout. It is most commonly suited to larger kitchen spaces. It’s perfect for families who spend a great deal of time in the kitchen. This type of layout offers maximum storage through cabinets and counter space.