The 5 Most Popular Kitchen Layouts

horseshoe kitchen layouts

This kitchen utilizes a horseshoe layout in addition to a kitchen island.

Looking for a big change? You may be thinking about improving or changing the layout of your kitchen. There are endless varieties of kitchen layouts, but some of them are used more often than others. These 6 kitchen layouts have worked their way into the most popular kitchen layouts, as they have been utilized by homeowners everywhere.

The One-Wall Kitchen

This kitchen layout is especially popular in chic city apartments. Any home that has limited space demands that the available space is utilized in the most sensible and practical ways possible. The one-wall kitchen, originally known as “The Pullman Kitchen”, is a great space-saving design. This layout involves all of the kitchen appliances and counter space pushed to one side of the kitchen. This opens up the remaining floor space.

The Galley Kitchen

The galley kitchen, also known as the walk-through kitchen, is another type of kitchen layout that is ideal for small spaces. This layout offers a bit more space than the one-wall kitchen and is perfect for a one-cook kitchen. Kitchen appliances and counters span two opposite sides of an enclosed kitchen. Because these counters don’t wrap around the walls, there are no troublesome corner cabinets to worry about.

The L-Shaped Kitchen

But what if I like my corner cabinets? The L-shape kitchen offers ample counter space and corner storage. This layout consists of appliances and counters against perpendicular walls instead of parallel walls. Many homeowners prefer this design because it minimizes traffic; rather than the open space in the kitchen being between two sets of counters, the counters corner on a wide open space that can be utilized however you like.

The Horseshoe Kitchen

For kitchens with more space, counters and appliances can span over three adjoining walls. This design is often implemented with a kitchen island acting as the third “wall”. The kitchen island has become a hugely popular fixture of modern kitchens. The horseshoe kitchen layout works perfectly with kitchen islands, as it surrounds the island with useful appliances, storage, and work areas while also leaving space around the island for traffic flow.

The Peninsula Kitchen

Finally, the peninsula kitchen consists of two walls of counters and appliances with the third wall being a kitchen island that is attached to the wall, rather than freestanding in the middle of the kitchen. The attached wing of counter space that juts out from the wall helps to separate the kitchen from adjoining spaces while also creating an open and flowing environment.


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