Here are some designs that you can adopt in your new kitchen:
1. L SHAPED
The L shape is created by two workspaces built against two separate walls that meet perpendicularly. These have prominent counter space and give room to incorporate an island. Where an island is excluded, the kitchen looks quite spacious. This type of kitchen is versatile since a dining table can be added, with a considerable number of seats, so that meals can be served alternately in the kitchen on certain days, to break the monotony that can be to eat exclusively in the dining room. .
However, this plan may not work well in large restaurants and hotels where more than one chef is needed to prepare food and beverages. Therefore, it is best for small or medium kitchens. The double L kitchen layout is essentially the layout of the L shape built on the opposite side of the room, although more space is required.
To make your kitchen look more spacious, paint it in bright colors like white or ivory, add a large window for natural light, arrange adequate electrical lighting, and panel appliances like the refrigerator and stove.
2. GALLERY / PARALLEL
Named for its resemblance to kitchens on ships and airplanes, this type of kitchen is built to resemble a hallway. Cabinets, sinks, and appliances are on either side of a long, narrow walkway. It is sometimes called a single file kitchen when there is only one wall and a double file kitchen when the cabinets are on opposite walls.
The biggest advantage is the space it gives to anyone in the kitchen. It also saves costs significantly on floor space during construction. The expense is further minimized as there is no island or additional countertops.
3. U-SHAPED / HORSESHOE
In this type of kitchen, cabinets and appliances are fixed to three walls. The sink is at the bottom of the U when the design is viewed from above. This is usually the first area you see when you walk through the door of this type of kitchen. The kitchen triangle points (the stove, the sink and the refrigerator) are equally accessible. When mapped, the three points would form an equilateral triangle.
According to the Australian Housing Industry Association, it is the most common kitchen floor plan in Australia.
4. KITCHEN ON ISLAND / BLOCK
The island is usually built in open-plan kitchens that have plenty of floor space. It serves as a work surface, houses a sink, and can also be converted into a dining room. This could save space for a dining room. It is perfect for more than cooking to use the kitchen comfortably as it can be used from all sides. When the points of the triangle coincide on the kitchen plane, they usually form a perfect right angle, as in an L-shaped kitchen.
At the end of the day, when selecting a design for your kitchen, confirm with your architect that the standards meet the Australian / New Zealand standard approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia.