Shapes of Kitchen

5 Standard Kitchen Layouts

The very first step of the planning process is to determine the possible layout of your kitchen. There are five basic kitchen shapes: Striaght, Galley, L-shape, U-shape, and G-shape.

The Traditional Work Triangle

The work triangle is the standard configuration use by professionals for designing efficient kitchens. The three magical points are the areas between the refrigerator, range and sink.
The STRAIGHT configuration is good for small homes and apartments. It offers the least efficient kitchen plan but maximizes space.
The GALLEY configuration is efficient for up to two cooks in the kitchen. However, the shape allows little extra room for crossing household traffic.
The L-SHAPE kitchen is the most common kitchen layout in American households. It provides a good amount of continuous counter space, and the magic work triangle is executed perfectly. This Design can also allow for the inclusion of a dining area or island.
The G-SHAPE kitchen is a step up from the U-Shape kitchen. This design adds extra cabinet and counter space. In order the avoid feeling too closed-in, this layout works est when two of the walls are open to adjacent spaces.
The U-SHAPE kitchen is ideal for the solo cook. The continous countertop and cabinets surround the cook on three sides, putting everything within reach.