Have you ever watched a chef in their own custom kitchen whip up magic? Their secret? More than their intimate knowledge of food, is the way they have personalized their custom kitchen layout.
Getting your kitchen layout right is the most important factor when designing your kitchen remodel to ensuring a functional and practical kitchen area. Whether your kitchen is small and cramped or large and expansive, a clever layout will make all the difference in helping you to get the most out of the space. Especially in a kitchen, there is a lot more to layout than just placing furniture and cabinetry: ergonomics has a huge role to play as well. Getting the heights right, ensuring enough space for comfortable movement, placement of appliances, and ease of use are all going to factor in your enjoyment of the room.
While the floorplan of your home will most likely determine the layout that your kitchen will have, you can always optimize the area to work better. On the following pages are the most commonly found kitchen layouts, with tips to help you do just that.