“Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are”
(с) Anselm Briya-Savarin
Today we will talk about the kitchen – the heart of every home. It is a magic place where we prepare a variety of dishes, where all family gathers at the large table and share with each other news of the day. Therefore, the kitchen must be functional, ergonomic and comfortable.
In this article, we will help you to understand, what types of kitchen can be and what type of them is the best for you.
Types of kitchen:
Important to remember! The working triangle rule must be observed!
All the kitchen furniture is located in one line along the wall. This option is perfect for small rooms. It is functional and saves space.
2. Parallel kitchen.
This type includes two opposite walls and it is characteristic for the through passage kitchens. In this case, it is more convenient to place the sink and the stove on one side, and the refrigerator on the other. Due to this, the working triangle is preserved. The distance between the sides must be not less than 1 meter for comfortable movement.
3. L- Shaped Kitchen.
This type of kitchen is universal. It is suitable for small square rooms and for fairly spacious. As a rule, the stove and the sink are located close to each other. However, it is desirable to leave a working surface between them not less than 60 cm. In addition, this layout allows to place kitchen’s objects with maximum comfort.
4. U-Shaped kitchen.
This type of plan is suitable for rooms from 10 to 20 m2. Furniture is installed along three walls, each of which has one element of the working triangle. The free space between sides can be from 1200 mm to 2800 mm. Otherwise, this layout will not be functional and comfortable.
5. Peninsular kitchen.
This type of kitchen allows us to functionally share space, separating the working area of the kitchen from the dining room or living room. It is most often used for open planning. This is a multifunctional solution. The peninsula makes possible to increase the number of storage systems, efficient use the space to house appliances, also can be a bar counter or table. Therefore, it allows us to save a lot of space.
6. Island kitchen.
It is a combination of an L-Shaped or U-Shaped kitchen with an island in the center. This type of layout is suitable only for large spaces. The island is a multifunctional part of the kitchen and gives the room a special atmosphere of a single space.
So, we reviewed the main types of kitchen layout. You only need to choose the most optimal and comfortable option for yourself, considering the size and features of the room and your own preferences. What is more, our designers are happy to help you with this!