Which Kitchen Layout is Right for Me?

By October 27, 2017Blog

The kitchen – the place of food, camaraderie, laughter, and comfort. You may label your kitchen as the heart of your home. Because your kitchen plays such a crucial role in your day-to-day life, you want it to be as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible. You want to make it your own with a beautiful and yet functional layout.

If your kitchen is currently not the space you know it can be, you may be planning a kitchen renovation. You know you want to give the entire kitchen a makeover and really refresh the space, but you have a problem: you are unsure about what kitchen layout you should use.

There are several popular kitchen layouts from which to choose, each with their own unique style and benefits. Here is our guide to some of the most common kitchen designs to help guide your renovation:


Galley Kitchen

Typically chosen for smaller kitchen spaces, galley kitchens feature two walls facing one another that hold the kitchen’s countertops, cabinets, and appliances. Placing these features along walls makes the most of your space while giving you enough walking room in the middle of the kitchen. Galley kitchens can be dressed up however you like! Perhaps you prefer quaint and charming with wood cabinets or a farm sink, or sleek and modern with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. This style of kitchen may be ideal for you if you want to balance efficiency and beauty in a limited space.


U-Shape/Horseshoe Kitchen

This type of kitchen tends to work best if you have a bit more square footage to work with. In this kitchen layout, countertops and cabinets wrap around three walls and usually have an open “mouth” to the room that gives you plenty of space for cooking and food preparation. Or, some homeowners add a counter island that breaks up some of the open space but provides extra cooking room.  This design layout is incredibly versatile and perfect if you host a lot of gatherings or often prepare big meals.


 Peninsula Kitchen

Similar to horseshoe designs, peninsula kitchens have counters and appliances on three walls, but incorporate a connected island that takes up some of the open mouth of the horseshoe, giving the kitchen a G shape. The small connected island is great for providing a built-in extra area for dining or cooking without eating up too much of the kitchen’s floor space. The sleek and seamless appearance of the connected island looks great when paired with gorgeous cabinetry and countertops. If you use the island for dining, choose chairs or bar stools that provide an accent color to make the whole room pop or pick seating that complements the rest of the kitchen’s tone.


These are just three out of several ideas for your kitchen’s layout. With kitchen renovations, you have the freedom to create a space you love, and can mix and match elements from a variety of styles for the look and functionality you desire. Whichever kitchen layout you decide on, make sure you choose a kitchen remodeling company who will give you the kitchen of your dreams!


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Are you ready to transform your kitchen into a space you love? Call us today at (571) 512-5240 to discuss your project! To learn more about our kitchen renovation services or to see more kitchen designs, click here!