Here at Priory Kitchen Studio, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design specialists. And we work with homeowners and property developers across Preston, and the North West, to deliver top quality, stunning kitchen solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the most effective kitchen layout options.

Why is the kitchen layout important?

Choosing the right kitchen layout for your space is an important consideration for a number of reasons. These include:

  • Making the most of the available space- whether you need additional seating, or storage, the right kitchen layout will allow you to make the most of the space available, for your individual requirements. This means that your kitchen will be more practical, and suitable for your needs.
  • Creating an effective kitchen flow- the space between the oven, sink and fridge is the most important part of any kitchen. This space needs to be clear, so that you can move freely between the three most useful parts of the kitchen, especially when cooking and preparing food with ease. The right kitchen layout can help you achieve this.

What are the most effective kitchen layout options?

There are a number of effective options for your kitchen layout. These include:

  • U-shaped kitchen layouts- also known as horseshoe layouts, this is a type of kitchen layout that involves lining three of the walls with kitchen cabinets, leaving open space in the centre. For large kitchens, this can be enough space to add seating, or a kitchen island too.
  • L- shaped kitchen layouts- this layout involves lining just two walls of the kitchen with cabinets, leaving the rest of the space free. For small, narrow kitchen spaces this can be an effective alternative to galley kitchens, especially if you dont need as much kitchen storage. For large, open plan kitchens, this can leave plenty of space for seating, or a kitchen island.
  • Parallel kitchen layouts- this layout involves using two rows of parallel kitchen cabinets. In a small, narrow kitchen this creates a galley kitchen layout, with a thin walkway between. But this can also be effective in larger kitchen spaces, helping to create a clear zonal area for cooking and preparing food.

For more information or advice, or for your new kitchen, get in touch with the experts today, here at Priory Kitchen Studio.

by Priory Kitchen Studio