A general Straight kitchen design follows a single-wall kitchen layout with a counter space on both sides of the cooking range. Straight Kitchens are essentially meant for a small kitchen area. We can add certain element to a straight kitchen design including storage cabinets above and below. Such designs would provide easy access to kitchen appliances and everyday provisions. You can fix a linear arrangement of set of drawers and cabinets fixed at the lower level, which are supported by cabinets on top to store crockery and everyday cooking essentials, such an arrangement for any straight kitchen design will match up to meet the needs of any user.
With the increase in great rooms and loft-style living and the decline of the formal dining room, open floor plans and L-shaped kitchens have become very popular. As you would expect, this layout consists of two adjacent, perpendicular walls. It can range in size from small to large, depending on the length of the legs–but without a dividing wall between the kitchens and living area, the legs could be long indeed.
People who like to entertain will appreciate this layout’s ability to incorporate multiple cooks, invite guests into the cooking area and allow for mingling and conversation during a family dinner or a cocktail party. However, without an island, the cooks are still facing away from the activities while working..
A U-shaped kitchen layout resembles a parallel kitchen but with one end closed off and the other open. This kitchen format allows plenty of space for storage, cooking, prepping, and maybe even a small eating area at one end. A U-shape kitchen can accommodate most of the required kitchen appliances and also give you ample space for wall cabinets.
Kitchen islands serve a number of purposes. In addition to being a visual anchor in the space, they also help increase the room’s functionality and efficiency.
And according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders more than 70% of buyers want an island in their kitchen, and of those, 50% consider it a must-have. Since it’s apparent that adding an island is a sound investment, we’ve gathered 60 of our favorite kitchen island ideas to use for inspiration.