l shaped kitchen designs

L Shaped Kitchen Designs

The tried-and-true L-shaped layout fits many homes perfectly, and is also a very efficient way to lay out your kitchen. Many L-shaped kitchen designs also incorporate an island or peninsula. To see some lovely kitchens using this design, click one of the previews at right, or any of the thumbnail images below. classsic grace This spacious L-shaped kitchen sets a tone of classic grace with Showplace cabinetry. view this home>> bold spirit There’s fresh thinking and a bold spirit everywhere you look in this unique L-shaped Showplace kitchen. view this home>> designer’s statement This sleek two-toned design embraces an island with seating for four, and is anchored by a set-back corner sink. view this home>> 1 2 3
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L Shaped Kitchen Designs

TomI always find these posts confusing because I can’t tell if the images are highlighting the mistakes (which I can’t see) or showing how to properly execute the issue described (which, if so, they seem subtle). For example, #9 seems like an example of “too trendy”, while #4 seems to be relatively well lit for a “poor lighting” example.Which is it?SamanthaHello!!Loved the Post!Very helpful!SamanthaKunchu MPvery niceshazMy heart got stuck with the 7th Don’t choose a wrong kitchen island.and going the prepare the same on my new home …….AndrewLove kitchen #1! You don’t want to interrupt the traingle, but given the choice of the triangle or this kitchen, I can make do without the triangle.Jerry WilsonYeh! If these mistakes are avoided when remodeling your kitchen, I think the kitchen will be well remodeled without having any mistake that will make it non worthy.Kristen DockeryThanks for the great information and tips in this article about design and decorating tips not to make in your home. My husband and I are in the process of building a new home and this was a perfect time to come across this article so that I make sure not to make these mistakes. I can’t wait for our to be done and to see how everything turns out. Do you have any other tips or advice about what to avoid when designing a home?Rose HendersonI don’t see how anyone could thing they could do an entire kitchen renovation on their own. There are so many factors to consider, like the electricity and the plumbing. You don’t want to risk messing up either of those elements in the process. They can be dangerous and cause major problems if not handled properly.MFergusonLove kitchen #1, could someone please tell me what the color of the cabinets are, and what color thegranite is. I am remodeling my home and I really like the colors. If anyone knows please tell me.Alexis WebberThis is so helpful! My husband and I are renovating our kitchen and we have a decent amount of space to work with. I didn’t know about the kitchen triangle, but now that I’m aware of it, it totally makes sense. The last place I lived in had hardly any counter space so I’m thinking maybe we can put in an island. Awesome advice!Zubair ِArshadYour website is really cool and this is a inspiring article. Thank you so much.Jack MooreThese are some really good tips! As an amateur carpenter, I am amazed when people completely ignore the kitchen triangle, and then complain that their kitchen is inconvenient. But the most important thing to remember when renovating a kitchen is #9; don’t go too trendy. Think about what was remarkably popular in design even only two or three years ago. And then think about how tacky that is all considered now. So make sure to design a space that is going to look nice, and continue to look nice for a while.Will SmithHow do you count legs in a triangle? I must have missed that day in school. Thanks for nothing.The DogThey’re suggesting that you count the total sum length of the legs of the triangle. Sink to range 5 feet. Fridge to range 6 feet. Sink to fridge 4 feet. Total would be 15 feet, which is within the 10 – 25 feet guideline.
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L Shaped Kitchen Designs

Common Kitchen Layouts L-Shaped Kitchen One-Wall Kitchen Galley U-Shape U-Shape & Island G-Shape L-Shape L-Shape & Island A Popular Option With the increase in great rooms and loft-style living and the decline of the formal dining room, open floor plans and L-shaped kitchens have become very popular. As you would expect, this layout consists of two adjacent, perpendicular walls. It can range in size from small to large, depending on the length of the legs–but without a dividing wall between the kitchen and living area, the legs could be long indeed. People who like to entertain will appreciate this layout’s ability to incorporate multiple cooks, invite guests into the cooking area and allow for mingling and conversation during a family dinner or a cocktail party. However, without an island, the cooks are still facing away from the activities while working. To turn the room into an eat-in kitchen, you’ll probably want a good old-fashioned table and chairs. The best part about that: Unlike most islands with seating on just one side (what some designers compare to “frogs on a log”), everyone can face each other throughout the meal. Besides, the tabletop can be used as a work surface, too.
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L Shaped Kitchen Designs

L-Shaped Plan, At Its Most Basic Basic L-Shaped Kitchen Plan. chuvipro / Getty Images True to its name, the L-shaped kitchen has two “legs” of counter-topped base cabinets.   Usually, one leg is longer than the other leg, as it is the one that provides the majority of the counter space.  The shorter leg, as shown, might have a short, 24″ run of counter and an appliance or two–in this case, a wall oven and refrigerator. Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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L Shaped Kitchen Designs

The tried-and-true L-shaped layout fits many homes perfectly, and is also a very efficient way to lay out your kitchen. Many L-shaped kitchen designs also incorporate an island or peninsula. To see some lovely kitchens using this design, click one of the previews at right, or any of the thumbnail images below.
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L Shaped Kitchen Designs

Cooks love the L-shaped layout, as it reduces walking time between kitchen stations.  The L-shaped kitchen practically comes with the ergonomically efficient kitchen triangle (fridge, stove, and sink in a triangular array) practically built into it.
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L Shaped Kitchen Designs

One of the biggest complaints about kitchen design is the lack of counter space. Considering all the kitchen activities that require a countertop, as well as appliances that are permanently located there, you want to fit as much open horizontal surface area in a kitchen as possible. This can be achieved by adding an island or breakfast bar to an L-shaped kitchen.
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L Shaped Kitchen Designs

One-Wall Kitchen Galley U-Shape U-Shape & Island G-Shape L-Shape L-Shape & Island A Popular Option With the increase in great rooms and loft-style living and the decline of the formal dining room, open floor plans and L-shaped kitchens have become very popular. As you would expect, this layout consists of two adjacent, perpendicular walls. It can range in size from small to large, depending on the length of the legs–but without a dividing wall between the kitchen and living area, the legs could be long indeed. People who like to entertain will appreciate this layout’s ability to incorporate multiple cooks, invite guests into the cooking area and allow for mingling and conversation during a family dinner or a cocktail party. However, without an island, the cooks are still facing away from the activities while working. To turn the room into an eat-in kitchen, you’ll probably want a good old-fashioned table and chairs. The best part about that: Unlike most islands with seating on just one side (what some designers compare to “frogs on a log”), everyone can face each other throughout the meal. Besides, the tabletop can be used as a work surface, too.
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An L-shaped kitchen with an oddly shaped island that doubles as an eat-in bar for two. A large passthrough to the living room is to the rear of the frame, between rows of tall, narrow light wood wall cabinets.
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Regardless of your kitchen’s size or layout (L-shaped, galley, U-shaped or island), the sum of all the legs in a work triangle should not be less than 10 feet or greater than 25 feet. If the work triangle is too small, people will be tripping over each other; if it’s too large, food preparation could be a tiring task.
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Unlike some kitchen layouts, L-shaped kitchens are often large enough to accommodate multiple people. This kitchen’s dual professional-style ranges and ample counter space allow two cooks to work at the same time, while the office nook and central island can be used for snacks or studying. Design by Alan Hilsabeck, Jr.
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A Popular Option With the increase in great rooms and loft-style living and the decline of the formal dining room, open floor plans and L-shaped kitchens have become very popular. As you would expect, this layout consists of two adjacent, perpendicular walls. It can range in size from small to large, depending on the length of the legs–but without a dividing wall between the kitchen and living area, the legs could be long indeed. People who like to entertain will appreciate this layout’s ability to incorporate multiple cooks, invite guests into the cooking area and allow for mingling and conversation during a family dinner or a cocktail party. However, without an island, the cooks are still facing away from the activities while working. To turn the room into an eat-in kitchen, you’ll probably want a good old-fashioned table and chairs. The best part about that: Unlike most islands with seating on just one side (what some designers compare to “frogs on a log”), everyone can face each other throughout the meal. Besides, the tabletop can be used as a work surface, too.

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