Modular Kitchen Layouts

Pramila Sarkar

November 01, 2016

Are you thinking to remodel your kitchen or preparing your kitchen floor plan? Wondering what type of modular kitchen design will suffice your needs. Read on a brief description of the various types of layouts. Layout design usually consists of placement of cabinets, counters, sink and other appliances in the given space. Let’s take a look at some.


1. U shaped

U shaped modular kitchens are the perfect fit for big spaces. It is the most efficient work layout which provides excellent storage space with plenty of wall and floor kitchen cabinets as well as more counter space. It is ideal for family homes, and for someone who spends more than half of the day in the kitchen.




2. L shaped

This is one of the most widely used layouts for small spaces. The minimum floor space is brilliantly used. These kitchen layouts are also optimally used for open kitchens and are best for nuclear families or individuals.


3. Straight

This layout is best suited for studio or loft apartments. It also maintains optimum work-flow efficiency while keeping storage the main focus. However, it is not the best design if you are looking for maximum storage. It is compact, versatile and works for both small as well as large kitchen spaces.




4. Parallel or Galley

Nothing beats the parallel layout. The layout is designed in a way that it has two parallel working space. While one of the platforms can be used as a cooking counter with the hobs etc., the other counter can have the washing area thus keeping the dirty dishes away from the main area. It also offers ample space to store appliances and other kitchen utensils. If you want a large kitchen space, it the best of the lot unless you want an island as well.





5. Island Layout

It gives a contemporary style and modern touch to the kitchen. It combines straight line or L-shaped kitchen design with unconnected island top, that is why the name, “Island”. The counter can be used for having breakfast, lunch or dinner, and can become an ideal space to engage kids in fun and interactive cooking activities. You can either install a sink, stove or just leave it blank. This plan is great for open kitchen layouts and offers ample space to entertain guests as well.



With so many layouts to choose from, one can easily be tempted towards the wrong design. However, it is advisable to do a thorough research to ensure that your kitchen does not only look wonderful but also turn out to be a great utilitarian. Your modular kitchen layout should tempt you to cook delicious food every day and explore your culinary talent.

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