Working Kitchen Designs

Working Kitchen Designs

Common Kitchen Layouts One-Wall Kitchen Galley U-Shape U-Shape & Island G-Shape L-Shape L-Shape & Island Deciding on a layout for a kitchen is probably the most important part of kitchen design. It’s the layout of the kitchen—and not its color or its style—that determines how easy it is to cook, eat and socialize in the kitchen. At the most basic level, the layout addresses the placement of the appliances, the sink(s), the cabinets, the counters, the windows and doors, and furniture such as a kitchen table and chairs. If you’re building a new home or adding on, you have the luxury of choosing the layout that works best for you and your family. If you’re remodeling, the structure of the existing home will limit the options. The most common kitchen layouts include the one-wall kitchen, the galley kitchen, the U-shaped kitchen, the G-shaped kitchen, and the L-shaped kitchen—some of which can also incorporate an island. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each option, as well as some tips for coping with the layout you already have.
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Working Kitchen Designs

TomI always find these posts confusing because I can’t tell if the images are highlighting the mistakes (which I can’t see) or showing how to properly execute the issue described (which, if so, they seem subtle). For example, #9 seems like an example of “too trendy”, while #4 seems to be relatively well lit for a “poor lighting” example.Which is it?SamanthaHello!!Loved the Post!Very helpful!SamanthaKunchu MPvery niceshazMy heart got stuck with the 7th Don’t choose a wrong kitchen island.and going the prepare the same on my new home …….AndrewLove kitchen #1! You don’t want to interrupt the traingle, but given the choice of the triangle or this kitchen, I can make do without the triangle.Jerry WilsonYeh! If these mistakes are avoided when remodeling your kitchen, I think the kitchen will be well remodeled without having any mistake that will make it non worthy.Kristen DockeryThanks for the great information and tips in this article about design and decorating tips not to make in your home. My husband and I are in the process of building a new home and this was a perfect time to come across this article so that I make sure not to make these mistakes. I can’t wait for our to be done and to see how everything turns out. Do you have any other tips or advice about what to avoid when designing a home?Rose HendersonI don’t see how anyone could thing they could do an entire kitchen renovation on their own. There are so many factors to consider, like the electricity and the plumbing. You don’t want to risk messing up either of those elements in the process. They can be dangerous and cause major problems if not handled properly.MFergusonLove kitchen #1, could someone please tell me what the color of the cabinets are, and what color thegranite is. I am remodeling my home and I really like the colors. If anyone knows please tell me.Alexis WebberThis is so helpful! My husband and I are renovating our kitchen and we have a decent amount of space to work with. I didn’t know about the kitchen triangle, but now that I’m aware of it, it totally makes sense. The last place I lived in had hardly any counter space so I’m thinking maybe we can put in an island. Awesome advice!Zubair ِArshadYour website is really cool and this is a inspiring article. Thank you so much.Jack MooreThese are some really good tips! As an amateur carpenter, I am amazed when people completely ignore the kitchen triangle, and then complain that their kitchen is inconvenient. But the most important thing to remember when renovating a kitchen is #9; don’t go too trendy. Think about what was remarkably popular in design even only two or three years ago. And then think about how tacky that is all considered now. So make sure to design a space that is going to look nice, and continue to look nice for a while.Will SmithHow do you count legs in a triangle? I must have missed that day in school. Thanks for nothing.The DogThey’re suggesting that you count the total sum length of the legs of the triangle. Sink to range 5 feet. Fridge to range 6 feet. Sink to fridge 4 feet. Total would be 15 feet, which is within the 10 – 25 feet guideline.
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Working Kitchen Designs

I’m an architect who designs custom homes, and I always do a layout for the kitchen cabinetry and appliances on the floor plan. I also do interior elevations or details of the cabinetry, so that it works with other interior architectural features, built-ins, windows, doors, ceiling heights, and trim. For example, if there is symmetry in the interior architecture, the cabinet layout should reflect that. Once we have a layout that works aesthetically and functionally, the kitchen designer (who typically works at the kitchen cabinetry showroom) takes it from there, producing the detailed drawings for manufacturing and installation. That person also works with the client to choose cabinet door style, hardware, and cabinet interior details, as well as the appliance specifications and finishes. I always ask the client/kitchen designer to send me a set of the kitchen plans for final approval before ordering, so that the original design intent is maintained.
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Working Kitchen Designs

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo PRO EMW Architecture I’m an architect who designs custom homes, and I always do a layout for the kitchen cabinetry and appliances on the floor plan. I also do interior elevations or details of the cabinetry, so that it works with other interior architectural features, built-ins, windows, doors, ceiling heights, and trim. For example, if there is symmetry in the interior architecture, the cabinet layout should reflect that. Once we have a layout that works aesthetically and functionally, the kitchen designer (who typically works at the kitchen cabinetry showroom) takes it from there, producing the detailed drawings for manufacturing and installation. That person also works with the client to choose cabinet door style, hardware, and cabinet interior details, as well as the appliance specifications and finishes. I always ask the client/kitchen designer to send me a set of the kitchen plans for final approval before ordering, so that the original design intent is maintained. 6 Likes July 27, 2016 at 11:45AM
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Working Kitchen Designs

EMW Architecture I’m an architect who designs custom homes, and I always do a layout for the kitchen cabinetry and appliances on the floor plan. I also do interior elevations or details of the cabinetry, so that it works with other interior architectural features, built-ins, windows, doors, ceiling heights, and trim. For example, if there is symmetry in the interior architecture, the cabinet layout should reflect that. Once we have a layout that works aesthetically and functionally, the kitchen designer (who typically works at the kitchen cabinetry showroom) takes it from there, producing the detailed drawings for manufacturing and installation. That person also works with the client to choose cabinet door style, hardware, and cabinet interior details, as well as the appliance specifications and finishes. I always ask the client/kitchen designer to send me a set of the kitchen plans for final approval before ordering, so that the original design intent is maintained. 6 Likes July 27, 2016 at 11:45AM
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Working Kitchen Designs

EMW Architecture I’m an architect who designs custom homes, and I always do a layout for the kitchen cabinetry and appliances on the floor plan. I also do interior elevations or details of the cabinetry, so that it works with other interior architectural features, built-ins, windows, doors, ceiling heights, and trim. For example, if there is symmetry in the interior architecture, the cabinet layout should reflect that. Once we have a layout that works aesthetically and functionally, the kitchen designer (who typically works at the kitchen cabinetry showroom) takes it from there, producing the detailed drawings for manufacturing and installation. That person also works with the client to choose cabinet door style, hardware, and cabinet interior details, as well as the appliance specifications and finishes. I always ask the client/kitchen designer to send me a set of the kitchen plans for final approval before ordering, so that the original design intent is maintained.
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Working Kitchen Designs

The most common kitchen layouts include the one-wall kitchen, the galley kitchen, the U-shaped kitchen, the G-shaped kitchen, and the L-shaped kitchen—some of which can also incorporate an island. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each option, as well as some tips for coping with the layout you already have.
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