Kitchens are doubtlessly called the 'Heart' of every household. The name 'Heart' is rightfully bestowed on this very working room not because it allows the cooking to take place there, but also, relationships and fond memories are created in that very place. After a very long, tiring day when you return to your place, your loved ones greet you with a hearty meal. If you live alone in an apartment or a house, you offer yourself a hot cuppa just to feel fresh and welcomed. You feel good after that meal or that hot cup of tea. This is how the kitchen continues to make our lives better on an everyday basis, without failing even for ones.
Did you know that back in the days kitchens used to be located at the very end of the households? They used to be dark, dull and full of foul smells. But in today's world, kitchens have come a long way from the neglected backs to the very fore or centre of the households. They have become something that homeowners go gaga over. People nowadays love to flaunt their kitchens. All of this has been possible owing to the backbreaking work of builders and interior designers. Now, different people have different requirements. Not everyone longs to have the same sort of kitchen design. That's why keeping all these requirements in mind, builders have come up with different types of kitchen designs such as L shaped kitchen design, U shaped kitchen design, Peninsula kitchen, Straight kitchen and some more. Now, if you want to give your home a brand new makeover, here is a list of 4 kitchen types that will help you find your desired one. Let us take a look at them, shall we?
- Straight Kitchen Layout
Straight kitchen layouts are very simple. They take up one wall and that is all. The workflow in a straight kitchen is straight and smooth. The only shortcoming that these kitchens offer is that they do not provide much storage space as compared to the other types of kitchen designs. To make up for the storage space, you can add portable panels and racks in the kitchen. A straight kitchen is connected to the main living area of the home. They are most suited for loft and studio apartments.
- L Shaped Kitchen Layout
L shaped kitchen design, as the name itself suggests, resembles the English letter 'L'. This kitchen takes up one main wall and has an extra counter space on one side of the layout. Storage in these kitchens are moderate to big. Both upper and lower cabinets can be fitted in this layout. Upper storage can even be extended to the ceiling. For that scenario, using a kitchen ladder is advisable. The three kitchen essentials, namely the stove/oven, refrigerator and the sink are found to be placed in the most synchronized and convenient manner in this kitchen. They are connected to the main living area of the household. L shaped kitchens are suitable for all kinds of homes.
- U Shaped Kitchen Layout
A U shaped kitchen layout looks like the English letter U. These kitchens are usually very big and they take up two walls. Due to their massive structure, these kitchens are packed with a lot of storage. As they take up two walls, both upper and lower cabinets can be fitted in these kitchens. Best part about this layout is that more than one person can work in this kitchen. The workflow that this layout offers is also straight and smooth. They are not connected to the living area of the household. They are best suited for big houses and apartments.
- Peninsula Kitchen Layout
Peninsula kitchen design is very close to an L shaped kitchen design when it comes to their workflow and overall look. Having a peninsula basically means to have an extended counter portion that is connected to the main counter of an L shaped kitchen. This peninsula can be used as a bar, breakfast counter, prep section and more. Peninsulas also allow more storage in both upper and lower cabinets. The peninsula also detaches the kitchen from the main work area. They look good in almost all households.