If you’re planning to get a kitchen remodel done, you should have an idea of the kind of kitchen layout you’re looking to achieve. While no kitchen is exactly the same, there are standard styles of layout that are a good place to start. From there, you can talk with us about anything you want different or what specific elements you want. However, before jumping to details, let’s begin with basics.
The Cozy Galley
This one is a common kitchen layout for homes built in the late 20th century. A galley kitchen has two straight counters that face each other, leaving you with a long, narrow kitchen. This is great if you have limited space. The kitchen acts as a walkway between a dining room and living room or a dining room and breakfast nook. One of the primary benefits of the galley kitchen is that all cabinet space is as accessible as it gets. There’s no need to deal with corner cabinets, which waste space, when all of your cabinetry is on one of two walls and doesn’t connect to a perpendicular wall.
The Baker’s Island
There are plenty of ways to have an island kitchen, but we want to highlight a kitchen layout that’s ideal for bakers. This kitchen layout is open concept and great for those with spacious homes. The key features of this kitchen are a straight or L-shaped set of counters and cabinets with an island across from them. The island provides extra cooking or baking space and also gives more surface space to install a stovetop.
In this layout, the stovetop is most useful on the island. That’s because, in a baker’s kitchen, we can incorporate two stacked ovens against the wall. This will allow you a lot of extra oven space for pans full of cookies or tins of cake batter that you would like to finish baking at the same time.
The Breakfast Peninsula
Peninsula kitchens are called that because there is a portion of counter that juts out from the wall, forming a type of peninsula. This is most commonly seen in what would, otherwise, be a U-shaped kitchen. It’s one of the more popular kitchen layout styles.
The peninsula counter is a fantastic way to have a breakfast bar. If your peninsula is outfitted with an overhanging countertop, a few bar stools can turn yout peninsula into a place to eat. Serve your kids breakfast from one side of the bar to the other. Host friends for morning coffee and pancakes. You’re only limited by your imagination with such a useful feature.
When you’re ready to start your kitchen remodel, come talk to us at Premier Group Contractors about your kitchen layout preferences. We look forward to doing a consultation and discussing the future of your home. Give us a call if you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!