Taking on a  project like a kitchen remodel takes time and planning. Every little detail has to be planned from cabinets to floor to lighting to materials. However, one of the most important decisions to make that affect all of the rest is the kitchen’s layout. Kitchen remodeling teams work off five basic kitchen layouts-the straight kitchen, the corridor kitchen, the L-shaped kitchen, the U-shaped kitchen, and the G-shaped kitchen. If you have decided that you would like to change the current layout of your kitchen it is important to know differences between each type and how they will benefit your home.

The Straight Kitchen

This is the layout you will most likely find in homes with a smaller kitchen space. All of your appliances and cabinets lie in a straight line along a single wall. To maximize your storage, see if your kitchen remodeling professional can fit in a roomy pantry cupboard and order full floor-to-ceiling cabinets. Also ask your painter what bright colors they would suggest to open up the space.

The Corridor or Galley Kitchen

This type of layout is usually used when you are working with a small area that is larger than the straight kitchen/single wall design. t. In this layout your cupboards and appliances face each other on parallel walls, which may make your kitchen seem dark. Be sure to use cabinet lighting and task lighting if necessary to help you with the daily chores of cooking and cleaning.

The L-Shaped Kitchen

Generally, kitchen layouts that are referenced by a letter-name are laid out in that letter’s shape. A L-shaped kitchen is laid out in an L pattern with your cupboards and appliances on two adjacent walls. This layout creates an efficient work triangle, while opening the space to make it accessible for entertaining and visiting with family while you cook.

The U-Shaped Kitchen

This is probably the most versatile layout for any size kitchen because it offers the cook a plethora of work surfaces and storage on three walls of the kitchen. If you have a large space to work with, the U-shaped design will afford you several different workspaces to accommodate more than one cook.

The G-Shaped Kitchen

The G-shaped kitchen has the same configuration as the U-shaped kitchen, which means lots of storage. The difference, however, is that the G-shaped kitchen adds a peninsula on part of the fourth wall which will create even more storage space. This layout does have a tendency to feel cramped so this layout should only be used in a kitchen with an ample amount of space.

The layout of your kitchen remodel affects every other element involved. For help deciding on the kitchen layout that best fits your home contact MasterWorks Painters in Virginia by calling 702-263-3302. We specialize in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, painting  and almost all your home improvement needs.