According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the L-shaped kitchens are the most popular in the U.S. This layout includes two adjoining, perpendicular walls that create an “L” shape. One side usually for the sink and countertop appliances while the other side is for the range, refrigerator and extra storage. But what are the pros and cons of this setup?
An L-shaped kitchen creates a seamless transition between the kitchen and adjacent living spaces. This layout also allows for more fluid movement. You can also include an island in your L-shaped kitchen if you have enough space. The open layout of this floor plan disperses work areas so the kitchen doesn’t look and feel crowded.
This kitchen layout is great for small to medium spaces. If you want your kitchen to feel like a part of a larger space like the dining or living room, then this layout is for you. An L-shaped kitchen is also ideal for townhouses, apartment complexes and condominiums. Moreover, you can consult your local home builders to determine if this is the ideal layout for your kitchen.
An L-shaped layout can create “dead zones” in both small and large spaces. Many times, the corner space isn’t used correctly. In large kitchens, the proximity of the working areas can also become an issue if you don’t add an island. Meanwhile, in smaller kitchens, appliances tend to be so close together that there isn’t enough preparation space. For these spaces, it would help to extend one side of the kitchen and add an island.
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