If your kitchen is feeling drab and old, it might be time to consider a kitchen renovation. Most homeowners will be sceptical about kitchen renovations, as they can tend to cost an arm and a leg. The good news is that there are various layouts to choose from that are cost effective yet functional when contemplating new kitchens.
This type of new kitchen layout is also known as a galley kitchen layout. This is due to its resemblance to aircraft galleys. The kitchen will be in shape of a corridor, thus making it a good option for small spaces. The cabinets, appliances and more will lie on each side of the walkway. The parallel layout is also cost effective, as you do not have to spend a lot of money on flooring considering it will be whittled down to a narrow walkway. In addition, the lack of extra benchtops also keeps your costs down, making it an affordable option for people looking for new kitchen with minimal space and on a tight budget.
To create this type of kitchen space, you would need to have two walls adjoining perpendicularly. This creates the L-shape for your new working stations. L-shaped kitchens are popular in homes that have minimal space. You get the chance to create extra space since all your workstations will be against the wall. In addition, an L-shaped layout also leaves room for multiple chefs in the kitchen. So if you like cooking with a family member or a flatmate, then you can be assured you will both have a counter to work on without getting in each other's way. An L-shaped layout can have an added illusion of space by incorporating natural lighting in the room. Simply add a large window on one of the walls to achieve this. Additionally, consider painting the kitchen a bright colour such as ivory, which will reflect the light in the room.
As the name suggests, the horseshoe layout will result in a U-shaped kitchen. Your cabinetry and appliances will be installed on the three different walls of the horseshoe. The sink can then be installed in the middle of the U-shape. A horseshoe layout is great for convenience when accessing the three focal points of the kitchen, which are the stove, the fridge and the sink. This is because the three focal points will form an equilateral triangle.