When getting your South Florida kitchen remodeled, it’s vital to review kitchen layouts to see how the flow and functionality can be improved. Keep in mind that the shape and size of the space will typically narrow down your options, particularly for small kitchens.
Larger rooms, on the other hand, tend to have more flexibility for changing the layout. Either way, it’s crucial to discuss the layout with your kitchen contractor during the planning and design process. Here are five popular kitchen layouts to help make your remodel a success!
Small homes, studios, condos, and lofts often have a one-wall kitchen due to space limitations. Essentially, the kitchen cabinets and appliances are all on a single wall. Adding a kitchen island is a great way to increase prep area, storage, and seating.
An option for smaller kitchens is the galley layout. Also called a “walk-through” kitchen, this layout features two parallel walls for cabinets, appliances, and countertops. There are a couple of ways to make a galley kitchen feel more open. You could partially knock down a wall to create a sightline into another room or cut out a pass-through window.
A common kitchen layout is the L-shape because it works for many room sizes. It includes two walls that adjoin together to form an L. The shape makes it easier for two people to work at the same time since there’s no traffic lane flowing through. Installing an island also allows you to double the prep/eating area.
The U-shape layout, also known as a “horseshoe” kitchen, is versatile for different homes. It’s where three walls form together into a U-shape, providing ample prep space and storage. The U-shape is ideal for kitchens that need plenty of storage and work areas for more than two people.
A variation of the U-shape kitchen, the G-shape layout includes the addition of a partial fourth wall or peninsula. It allows you to have additional prep space and storage — you could even add a second sink, cooktop, or range so two cooks can work independently.
Whether you change your kitchen layout or stay with the current one, it’s important to discuss with your remodeling company ways to boost functionality. For example, an island can drastically enhance a kitchen by providing more countertops, storage, and seating.
A new layout not only makes your kitchen more enjoyable to use, but it can also increase your home’s value. After all, one of the most important rooms for buyers is the kitchen. Partner with a trusted South Florida contractor to ensure you get quality work that you’ll love for years and improve your home’s sellability in the future.
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