Looking for a kitchen layout, with space for multiple cooks and onlookers? Consider the versatile L-shape, a two-walled setup that tucks neatly into a corner while remaining open to the surrounding space. The L-shaped kitchen works especially well in lofts and open-living setups where it’s often wrapped around an island or dining table. Here’s a look at some favorite examples:
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 12, 2014.
Frequently asked questions
What is an L-shaped kitchen?
L-shaped kitchen is a kitchen design that consists of two adjoining counters that are arranged in an L-shape.
What are the benefits of having an L-shaped kitchen?
An L-shaped kitchen provides ample counter space and is functional, efficient, and space-saving.
What are the different types of L-shaped kitchen layouts?
The three common L-shaped kitchen layouts are compact, standard, and large L-shaped kitchen design.
What are the standard dimensions of an L-shaped kitchen?
The standard dimensions of an L-shaped kitchen are 10x10, 12x12, and 14x14 feet.
What are the best color schemes for L-shaped kitchens?
Neutral colors, such as white or gray, are the best color choices for an L-shaped kitchen.
How can I maximize space in an L-shaped kitchen?
You can maximize space in an L-shaped kitchen by adding storage solutions, using multifunctional furniture, and installing lighting that illuminates every corner.
What flooring options are recommended for an L-shaped kitchen?
Durable and easy-to-clean flooring materials, such as tile, vinyl, or hardwood, are recommended for L-shaped kitchens.
What is an ideal workspace triangle for an L-shaped kitchen?
An ideal workspace triangle for an L-shaped kitchen is the distance between the sink, cooktop, and refrigerator, which should be no more than 26 feet apart.
How can I add personality to an L-shaped kitchen?
You may add personality to an L-shaped kitchen by incorporating decorative elements, such as artwork, patterned tiles, or a colorful backsplash, to make the space feel warm and inviting.