When designing a kitchen layout it will be dependent on a variety of things that you need to consider such as the shape and amount of space available.
Below are design tips for the layout of a kitchen. For more advice give us a call or drop in for a visit at our Mitchell display centre.
1. Galley-style layouts need increased storage, so make the kitchen cabinets full height to the ceiling
2. L-shape kitchens are great for multiple cooks, they create more open space to move around
3. U-shape kitchens need to be planned to effectively utilise corners – consider all hardware options and avoid using double-hinged doors in the corners
4. One-wall kitchens are great for small apartments. In these layouts, keep the dishwasher towards the end of the kitchen run
5. Look carefully at the dishwasher position in any layout for access to it and opening door. Accessing storage when unpacking the dishwasher should also be considered
6. Peninsula kitchen layouts can be effective for small areas and the work zone (or work triangle) can be positioned anywhere along the length of the peninsula
7. The island kitchen is versatile and more recently has become the layout most often designed. When creating an island layout, try to ensure the back wall is at least five metres long, as this will allow a good one-metre entrance on both sides of a three-metre island
8. More unusual layouts can be used, but always ensure the work zones will function efficiently and traffic flow works smoothly
9. If designing an outdoor kitchen, carefully consider the materials used and ensure they are suitable for this application. The manufacturer’s specifications should be thoroughly researched and you need to determine if your selections are unsuitable for outdoor application