Which Kitchen Design Layout Would Work Best for Your Small Space?

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Which Kitchen Design Layout Would Work Best for Your Small Space?

21 September 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


In years past, the kitchen may have been viewed exclusively as a utilitarian space. This is especially common if the homeowner does not have much space available in the kitchen. Over the years, however, more and more people are gravitating toward making their kitchens more accessible as a living space while retaining its functionality. Thus, there has been an increased interest in kitchen designs. Nevertheless, you cannot simply choose a kitchen layout based on how attractive you find it. Below are some of the different kitchen designs you could consider to discern what layout would be best suited to your home. 

Single wall design

Single wall kitchen designs are one of the most efficient layouts that you could opt for. As the name suggests, they comprise one focal wall, which will typically serve as the space that the sink, cabinetry and benchtops are installed in. Single wall designs function to maximise on the limited space that is available. Hence, they are an ideal layout for people who live in a studio or a granny flat. If you have additional space to utilise, you could enhance the functionality of your single wall kitchen by installing a kitchen island, which would provide you with additional storage and countertop space.

Galley design

This type of kitchen layout is also commonly referred to as a walk through the kitchen. It is characterised by having two walls that are installed opposite each other, with the kitchen components installed on both walls and a walkway right through the middle of the kitchen. A galley design would be beneficial to individuals who like to spend time in the kitchen but may not have adequate space for a large kitchen. With this layout, they get the chance to incorporate as many kitchen elements as they would want by making the most of every square inch of space that is available.

L-shaped design

This is one of the more popular layouts you will find in modern structures. The L-shape of the kitchen ensures that no corner space is wasted in your kitchen. Thus, it is a great option for both small and medium-sized spaces. One of the main benefits of L-shaped layouts is that they provide you with a considerable amount of countertop space. Moreover, it is easier for two people to work in the kitchen at the same time, as they will not be in each other's way. The layout of the L-shaped design also allows for additional kitchen configurations such as the inclusion of an island, a dining table and more.

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Creating A Kitchen You Love On A Budget

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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