4 Popular Layouts for Kitchen Interior Design
Have you just purchased your home and are you thinking about which kitchen layout best fits your lifestyle? Read on to find out our take on the four most popular kinds of kitchen layouts.
Galley Style Kitchen (Single or Parallel)
What is it:
Starting off with the galley-style kitchen. There are two types of galley kitchens – single or parallel kitchen style. However, both adopt the same traits. Typically, a galley kitchen is a long, narrow kitchen that has cabinets or counters on one or both sides of the kitchen. The countertops can also host the appliances such as your fridges or stoves in the same line which makes cooking a lot more convenient.
This layout is especially popular amongst HDB homes due to its modern look yet it is still space-saving. Other than its great storage space advantage, it is a popular choice amongst homeowners due to its cost. It is slightly more cost-effective compared to other layouts because of its limited flooring space. However, due to its narrow nature, cooking with more than two chefs or entertaining guests from within is a lot harder.
2. U-Shaped Kitchen
What is it:
A U-shaped kitchen is having consecutive countertops to the walls to form the letter U. Alternatively, picture it as an additional step to a single galley kitchen with extra countertops on each side. It is suitable for both small and large space kitchens.
This layout is also popular in Singapore homes due to its functionality. With the number of cabinets and worktop space available, storing things becomes a breeze, especially if it’s full-height drawers. More countertop space also generally means that this layout is suitable for bigger families living in resale HDBs or bigger-sized apartments as more people can prepare food together at the same time.
3. L-Shaped Kitchen
What is it:
An L-shaped kitchen is similar to a U-shaped kitchen except there is another countertop only either on the left or right side, forming a general L shape. Or you can see it as instead of it being on three adjacent walls, it only belongs on two walls instead.
An L-shaped kitchen can be fitted in almost any given space, this is helpful for smaller apartments such as BTOs. Moreover, what is good is that you can clearly separate the sink area and cooking space which makes the entire process a lot more sanitary and also fuss-free. We would strongly recommend for the water and fire area be at least 60cm apart.
4. Peninsular Kitchen or Island
What is it:
A Peninsula kitchen is additional built-in carpentry extending of the existing kitchen cabinets and counters. It is similar to an island that provides extra countertop space for prepping ingredients or even just for dining purposes.
This layout is an aesthetically pleasing choice for homeowners that love to entertain guests. As the guests are able to sit on the peninsula while the owner cooks. However, if you do opt for this design, we would highly suggest that you match the laminate or cabinet colours with the rest of the kitchen so that there will be a beautiful yet uniform flow.
This is the end of our article. Which layout would you choose for your new home? We would love to hear your thoughts!
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