Basic Kitchen Plans You Can Use To Remodel

By on August 26, 2020 in Kitchen Design with 0 Comments

The kitchen is the focal point in any home.  Its where people gather to cook food, to share with friends and family.  Maybe its time that you give your kitchen that much needed overhaul.  Here are four basic kitchen plans you can use for your next kitchen remodel project.

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Four basic kitchen plans you can use

The U-Shape Kitchen

The efficient u-shape plan is versatile and usually puts one’s workstation on each of three walls.

The pros of this are great storage and counter space on three sides that maximize efficiency.  However, it is not the best plan for entertaining or for accommodating multiple cooks. Generally, you will end up in major traffic jams in the kitchen!

Something else to consider is you have to have the basic 8 x 8-foot space and anything less won’t provide the minimum 4 feet workspace that is recommended for the centre of the room.

In a large kitchen for maximum efficiency, we’d recommend locating one workstation in a freestanding island.

The L-Shape Kitchen

The L-shape plan allows two workstations on one wall and the third on an adjacent wall.

The L-shape layout is much more efficient concerning space than the U-shape plan especially if the main workstations are located close to the bend of the L.

The L-shaped plan is not well suited for small kitchen spaces and you need to allow enough open counter space between the two workstations that share the same wall. This is at least four feet.

Some other critical things to consider is the arrangement of the workstations.  The work needs to flow from the refrigerator to the sink and then to the stove cooktop and serving area. An ideal eating nook is an area opposite the bend of the L.

The island design

The island plan is a popular design because it features a freestanding workstation usually including the sink or stovetop. This is a great plan for large kitchens where the work triangle exceeds the twenty-six-foot maximum efficiency rule.

Island plans are not well suited in kitchens where two work stations must be on opposite walls. The island is a convenient location for specialty countertops such as butcher block for chopping veggies or marble for rolling out those delectable desserts.

Another idea is a rolling island which can roll outside to your patio or deck when entertaining guest. When one end of the island is anchored to a wall or line of cabinets, this is called a peninsula plan.

The peninsula kitchen packs all the versatility of the island but does not require as much space. Like islands, the peninsula plan gives the cook a workstation and a view into another room rather than just toward a wall. After meal preparation, a peninsula can double as a serving buffet or bar.

One wall plan

The one wall plan is normally seen in smaller homes, vacation homes and apartments. This floor plan is definitely the most space-saving but is least efficient for the cook. Normally there is a door at each end which translates into lots of through traffic.

This can create quite a few problems as well as frustration for the cook. One wall kitchens work better when the sink is in the centre beside the refrigerator and the stovetop. If you have space, allow four feet of counter space on each side of the sink.

One wall kitchen plan

That’s it four basic kitchen plans you can use in your next kitchen remodel project.  Just remember considered through it needed to meet the most out of your kitchen space, then it’s all about the top kitchen equipment you use.

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About the Author: Rachel is a lover of the Kitchen. Having designed her own several times, picking the top kitchen equipment. She's learned how to prepare some of the best and tastiest foods possible. .

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