Let us help design the kitchen that best fits you and your home or office. With all our choices, from beautiful Karran Sinks and laminate to granite countertops, it is the combination of materials, styles, and colors that can bring a compelling vision to life. Your kitchen is a focal point in your home, and we will make sure every design is created with you, and your vision, in mind.
When selecting cabinetry for your new kitchen, it’s best to begin by looking at its layout. That is, how your kitchen, countertop, appliances, and storage areas are arranged. The resulting area is known as the “work triangle” of your kitchen, or the typical path that someone makes when going from stove to sink to refrigerator. There are various layouts that are good for various reasons, but the most popular are the L shaped, U shaped, Island, Peninsula, and Corridor layouts, shown below.
The L-shaped kitchen plan is one of the most popular and classic layouts--and for good reason. It is a highly flexible design that can be adapted to many sizes and styles of kitchens. Plus, it is one of the most ergonomic kitchen designs for small spaces such as apartments and condos.
The Island design is wonderful for larger homes, with the space for a secondary counter, or standalone appliance, in the center of the work area. The Island layout takes countertop space to a new level, with as much space as a Peninsula layout, but only relying on 3 walls to create the kitchen area, allowing easier entry and exit for multiple chefs.
This kitchen design uses three walls that form a “U” shape. It’s a good layout to use if you need a large space to prep or cook in or when there will be multiple cooks in one area. At least 10 feet of space between walls is needed to make this a practical option.
The Peninsula design is a great option if you’ve got a large, open-plan loft space. One side can go along a wall and the rest of the kitchen extends out into the room. If there’s enough space you can have 1½ or double width sections. This creates lots of base counter storage which replaces the storage lost due to the absence of walls.
This layout maximizes the space available in such a corridor, and keeps your cabinets and appliances within easy reach. Corridor kitchens also tend to segment the cooking space away from the rest of the house. This is a good layout to be used by a single chef, or two at the very most unless the kitchen is very long.
You might even notice that there’s a way to rearrange your entire kitchen floor plan to better accommodate the flow of traffic. You’ll be able to improve and optimize your layout by using the right cabinetry. Here are some examples of the different types of Kitchen Layouts. Once you have chosen the layout of your liking, head over to our Countertops page to decide which material of countertop you would like to use in your kitchen! From there, go to our Sinks page to look at the types of sinks we offer at Amarillo Plastic Fabricators.
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