Kitchen Layouts at Modiani Kitchens

When remodeling your kitchen, it is important to thoroughly evaluate all possible kitchen layouts for your individual kitchen space, in order to be able to determine the layout that works best for you. Based on your kitchen floor plan, it can hence help to understand how you currently use your kitchen space and how you would like to use it after the kitchen redesign. Additionally, it might be worth reading through some of our Kitchen Design FAQ and to discuss any questions or concerns with our Modiani kitchen designers. Learn more about possible kitchen layouts for your residential kitchen project by reading through the below kitchen layout options that you are welcome to further discuss with your designer at Modiani Kitchens. Understanding the way that you move within your kitchen space, will additionally help you to make the best layout and design choices when picking and placing your custom kitchen cabinets.

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Questions To Determine Your New Kitchen Layout:

  • What are the aspects of your kitchen that you wish were different?
  • Do you need a little more space between the kitchen island and the sink?
  • Would you like to have more kitchen countertop space next to the stove?
  • Where would you like your plates to be located?
  • Would you like to reach your cooking spices/ingredients more easily?

Generally speaking, you can choose from a wide variety of kitchen layout options. While the final kitchen layout also depends on the kitchen space available, most of our clients at Modiani Kitchens usually choose from the following kitchen layouts: galley style kitchen layout, U-shaped kitchen layout, L-shaped kitchen layout and one wall kitchen.

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Galley Style Kitchen Layout

Even though the galley style kitchen layout may not be an overly trending American or Italian kitchen layout, it continues to be one of the most common kitchen layouts chosen when redesigning a luxury kitchen. The reason for this may be that galley style kitchen layouts represent an excellent use of kitchen cabinet design and space. Additionally, it presents an ergonomically efficient arrangement of cupboards, sinks, kitchen countertops and appliances, hence facilitating the preparation and cooking of food overall. Galley kitchen layouts usually have the following characteristics:

  • Single-corridor style
  • Placement of appliances, kitchen cabinets, countertops and sinks on either side of the kitchen
  • Implementation of the classic “work triangle”, which consists of the refrigerator, sink and stove
  • Often no integrated dining area since the primary purpose of this kitchen design is to enhance the cooking process
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U-Shaped Kitchen Layout

Kitchens referred to as “U-shaped” incorporate a workspace that is surrounded by three adjoining walls that create a kitchen sizing space of roughly 10 to 19 feet wide. The purpose of a U-shaped kitchen design is to combine eating and cooking in one enclosed area. The traffic flow is hence eliminated in these types of kitchens because people enter and leave from one side of the kitchen. Here are some more characteristics of a U-shaped kitchen layout:

  • Ability to pivot from the stove to the refrigerator, to the sink and back again in the most time efficient way
  • Ample space for the countertop and to place a small to medium-sized traditional or modern kitchen island
  • Enough room for people to hang out while someone is preparing a meal
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L-Shaped Kitchen Layout

In recent years, L-shaped kitchens have gained more and more popularity. As the name suggests, this kitchen layout consists of two kitchen walls facing each other at a 90-degree angle and can vary in size, depending on the kitchen space available. Especially when designing custom kitchens of medium to large size, it seems to be very common to place a kitchen island or kitchen table next to it. Here are some more of the characteristics of L-shaped kitchen layouts:

  • Usually placed in corners, so the kitchen can be entered from various different angles
  • Easy to implement the so-called kitchen work triangle with the refrigerator, stove and sink in close proximity
  • Ideal for open kitchens with enough room for a seating area
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One Wall Kitchen Layout

Usually, one wall kitchens are very common for small to very small luxury kitchen spaces in studio apartments or lofts. This type of kitchen layout just consists of one wall, making it a particular suitable design option for kitchen design projects in NYC. As workspace is often limited, it makes sense to evaluate the use of compact kitchen appliances. Should more space be available, including a kitchen island is a way of gaining additional storage and workspace.

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