When designing your new kitchen and choosing the best cabinetry solutions for your home, the first thing to consider is the layout of the kitchen. The kitchen’s layout is the shape that is made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances and storage areas. This floor plan creates the kitchen’s work triangle – the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator, to the sink, to the oven to prepare a meal.

G-Shaped Kitchen g shape gshape
The G-shaped kitchen is a version of the U-shaped kitchen layout, with the same amount of counter space and storage options that surround the cook on three sides. However,the G-shaped kitchen floor plan includes a peninsula or partial fourth wall of additional cabinets. Depending on the size of the kitchen, G-shaped kitchens can seem cramped. To make the room feel more spacious, open up the wall in a nearby room and create a pass-through or breakfast bar for the family.
Galley Kitchen galley Galley
The corridor layout has a workspace large enough for one cook. In this kitchen floor plan, the work stations face each other on parallel walls, creating a small work triangle. Similar to the single-wall kitchen floor plan, you may opt to stack storage solutions to maximize space. Add linkable light strips under the cabinets for task lighting and brighten the room with glass inserts and interior cabinet lighting. If possible, add a pass-through to open up the kitchen, but keep the lower wall for base cabinetry.
L-Shaped Kitchen l shape lshape
In an L-shaped kitchen layout, a natural work triangle is created from continuous counter space and work stations on two adjacent walls. The benefit of this kitchen floor plan is that it not only provides the cook with an efficient work area, but it typically opens to a nearby room, making it easy for the cook to talk with guests.
Single Wall Kitchen single wall single
The single-wall kitchen floor plan is ideal for smaller homes. The work triangle in this kitchen layout is less like a triangle and more of a work line with all three kitchen zones along one wall. Add storage and maximize the space by stacking cabinetry such as the wall pantry pull-out above the base super storage.
U-Shaped Kitchen u shaped ushape
The U-shaped kitchen is the most versatile layout for kitchens of all sizes because the layout offers continuous countertops and ample storage that surround the cook on three sides. In larger kitchens, this floor plan is spacious enough to be divided into multiple work stations for cooks to easily prepare a meal together without getting in each other’s way. To maximize storage and keep countertops clutter free, conceal the microwave in a base wall cabinet and store cooking essentials in a Lazy Susan.