- It’s the most adaptable kitchen layout.
- It makes the process of cooking and cleaning easier.
- It is efficient for small and medium-sized kitchens. This layout requires only two adjacent walls.
- Great to use this layout where dining area is combined with kitchen.
- This layout can be transformed or modified easily by adding a Kitchen Island as work space or turning it as quick meal by adding chairs. Kitchen Islands work well in “L- shaped” kitchens and it’s easy to renovate.
- It minimizes the flow of foot traffic and no obstacles in work flow.
- One side of kitchen counter can also be used as divider or opening to other spaces.
- L-shaped arrangement offers the most flexibility with its separated zones such as: one leg of L-shaped counter is devoted to clean up zone, the other one for stove, microwave and oven. Alternatively if an island is included in design then cooktop can also be set on island. Rest surfaces can enable for extra preparation areas. These zones help to avoid collisions between household members.
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- This layout is not recommended for larger kitchen designs. It works best for a space that is connected or open up to another room, i.e. a living/family room.
- It is not efficient for large kitchens as the appliances are too spread out.
- Flow of kitchen work triangle is longer which becomes more challenging. Therefore additional kitchen island is advisable to shorten the lengths and flow of work triangle.
- One might have to scrunch all small appliances together – as there would be larger counter space in the middle of the “L”.
- Additional Island is required to increase the storage space.
- L-shaped kitchen’s length may vary. It should not span too wide of a distance as it will make more difficult for person who is cooking.
- The corner base cabinet of L-Shaped kitchen will become hard to reach and remove pots/pans out of the corner unless we use accessories to enhance its functionality.
- It is not as easy for multiple cooks to work together at the same time in kitchen.