L-Shaped Kitchen Layout: Design Ideas and Tips to Consider

October 2nd, 2020 | by caronq

The L-shaped kitchen is one of the most popular kitchen layouts because it takes advantage of adjoining walls for the placement of essential elements like cabinets, appliances and countertops. Ideal for small kitchen spaces, it maximizes the concept of the work triangle, which takes into account efficiency and comfort when it comes to food preparation, cooking and storage.

Here are some design tips and ideas to help you get started with your L-shaped kitchen plans.

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Social interactions are a staple in modern kitchens, and the L-shaped layout helps you make the most of it. In addition to letting multiple cooks work simultaneously, it has enough room to allow guests, family members and friends to have conversations. To prevent the kitchen from being too crowded and looking busy, consider adding a table and chair set and placing it on one side of the room.

Kitchen Island

The island is one particular element to include in your L-shaped kitchen remodeling plan, especially if you have enough space to spare. You can even get rid of the table and chairs since it can be used as a breakfast bar with additional seating. Cabinets can also be placed back to back doubling the size of the kitchen island to boost storage and utility.

Illusion of Space

L-shaped kitchens work in limited spaces because they create an illusion of space because this type of kitchen allows everyone to move around easily. To make the space look even bigger, a bit of interior design should do the trick – coating the walls with a light-colored paint allows natural light entering through the kitchen window to bounce around and illuminate the whole space.  Using the right materials for countertops and backsplashes as well as the appropriate paint finish for cabinet and wall surfaces helps you achieve this effect.

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