Layout advice, L-shape kitchen with island
L-shaped kitchens offer an easy and efficient workspace and allow appliances and cabinets to be installed along right angled walls with an open area in the centre. The L-shaped kitchen layout offers a range of advantages, great for corner space, efficient for small and medium kitchen spaces, minimal through traffic and easy working triangle and so on .
What is the difference between an L shaped kitchen and a U shaped kitchen?
If you like your privacy while cooking, a U-shaped layout can deliver it. With walls on three sides, this type of kitchen makes it easy for you to feel tucked away. Even if your U opens to the rest of the house, the simple addition of pocket doors can give you the option to close off the room whenever you'd like. U-shaped kitchens usually provide a good amount of storage since you can position cabinets along all three walls. Make sure to use a good organization system for the corner cabinets!
An L-shaped kitchen can accommodate a work triangle, but it will look a bit different than the one in a U-shaped kitchen. Two of the stations will have to sit on one wall, and the third will sit on the other wall.
You don't need a lot of space to make an L-shaped kitchen fit. Even still, as long as at least one leg of the L is fairly long, two cooks may both be able to perform tasks at the same time. Some L-shaped kitchens have room for an island, which can really increase your workspace. As an alternative, you might have space for a table and chairs in the kitchen.