The kitchen is one of the most important areas in many homes; as such, it needs to be set out in a way that is both stylish and functional. However, planning a kitchen layout is not a simple task to undertake. This is mostly because it often involves complex activities such as planning, re-designing, acquisition of a new set of hardware and installation, which not only takes time but also money.
Typical Kitchen Layouts
Though the size and shape of your kitchen will often determine the layout, there are typical kitchen layouts that can be found in most homes. Typical kitchen layouts integrate “work triangles” which typically indicates the possible positioning of three essential appliances stove, sink and refrigerator around the kitchen.
Some of the common kitchen layouts are; Galley, L-Shaped, U-Shaped kitchen design, One-Wall kitchen design and Island Shaped kitchen design.
L-Shaped Kitchen Layout
An L-Shaped kitchen design layout has cabinets arranged along two adjoining walls in a way that symbolizes the letter L. This layout keeps the cabinets along the wall leaving ample storage and floor space in the rest of the kitchen making this layout ideal for busy families.
Galley Kitchen Layout
A galley layout utilizes minimal floor spaces by placing cabinets on opposing walls. This layout is ideal especially in a narrow kitchen.
Island Shaped Kitchen Layout
If your kitchen isn’t pressed for space, then you don’t have to stick with the typical “work triangles” formation. Any formation is ideal as long as functionality is achieved.
Purchase & Installation of New Cabinets
Once you’ve settled on a layout, the next step is to take measurements of your kitchen with a view to helping you determine the suitable cabinet that will seamlessly fit in your kitchen.
Depending on the available space and budget considerations, you can settle for either a stock cabinet, semi-custom cabinet or custom cabinets.
Stock and semi-custom cabinets are the “standard” version when it comes to kitchen cabinets. This is because they are manufactured with pre-determined measurements depending on the position the cabinet will occupy in the kitchen.
Once you’ve settled on a cabinet type, the next step is determining whether you’ll do the installation yourself or whether you’ll outsource this service. At Bow Valley Kitchens, we have a dedicated team of professional cabinet installers who are at the disposal of our esteemed customers.
When designing a kitchen layout with new cabinets, some of the important factors to consider are:
- Effective use of minimal spaces
- Functionality and accessibility
- Style and comfort
- Integration with essential features/accessories.
At Bow Valley Kitchens, our team of experts will help you design your kitchen layout with our range of kitchen cabinet designs that satisfy all the four important factors. If you are looking for a new kitchen or new kitchen cabinets contact Bow Valley Kitchens and visit one of our luxury kitchen showrooms.