The Secrets of Kitchen Layouts: Types of Counter Arrangements!
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Arrangement of counters in Kitchen varies according to the size and shape of the Kitchen with relative location of work center. The kitchen layouts should permit the continuity of kitchen activities such as:
- Gathering the materials required for preparing food from storage
- Cleaning, cutting, mixing for initial preparation of food
- Storing and serving the food required at meal time
- Cleaning of utensils
- Storing of utensils
There are the different arrangements or layouts for Kitchens. Each has its own Pros and Cons:
01. Single Wall Kitchen Arrangement
This one wall kitchen layout or arrangement is suitable for the house where there is narrow and limited space for a kitchen. Single wall kitchens usual arrangement includes sink in between stove and refrigerator. This one wall kitchen layout or single wall kitchen layout has its own pros and cons which give you clear idea for choosing the arrangement.
02. Corridor Kitchen or Galley Kitchen Arrangement
Corridor kitchen arrangement is acceptable when the doors are necessary at both ends of the Kitchen. It can also be referred as a gallery kitchen with more lengths than width. These corridor kitchens are economical in space, but can be inefficient if not properly planned. Most of home chefs prefer corridor kitchen or galley kitchen design as it act well with kitchen work triangle. Corridor kitchen design layout has its own pros and cons which give you clear idea for choosing the arrangement.
03. U Shaped Kitchen Arrangement
U shaped kitchen design is an excellent for the larger homes, to facilitate access to your guests and family members while you are preparing/cooking meals. U shaped kitchen layout is not that common these days. Homes now-a-days are more open (have less walls) or the spaces have turned smaller, so using other kitchen layouts would be more appropriate. U shaped kitchen design layout has its own pros and cons which give you clear idea for choosing the arrangement.
04. L Shaped Kitchen Arrangement
L shaped kitchen arrangement is ideally suited where space along 2 walls is sufficiently long enough to accommodate all the necessary work centers. It also provides a seating area by providing island/dining set. Providing an island in larger kitchen can divide the space in very attractive ways, help to divert traffic and also provide convenient storage. L shaped kitchen design has its own pros and cons which give you clear idea for choosing the arrangement.
05. G Shaped Kitchen Arrangement
The G shaped kitchen design layout is really a modified version of the U shape kitchen. It’s best suited to those who want to pack every square inch/foot of kitchen possible into their space. G shaped kitchen arrangement will increase the storage options that surround the cook from 3 sides. This arrangement makes the room feels more spacious and opens up the wall to the nearby room and creates a pass through or breakfast bar for the family. G shaped kitchen layout has its own pros and cons which give you clear idea for choosing the arrangement.
We hope that you got the clear idea for your kitchen layouts and arrangements for your efficient home kitchen!