America’s most popular kitchen layout, the L-Shaped Kitchen makes excellent use of space and simplifies the entire process of preparing, cooking and cleaning up meals. This plan works best when the kitchen adjoins a casual space, so if your kitchen connects to a living room or family room, an L-shaped kitchen layout might be the perfect solution for you. Here are a few facts to help you decide.
Pricewise, L-shaped kitchen remodels fall between U-Shaped layouts, which are more expensive, and Galley-style kitchens, which are typically cheaper. Costs depend on all kinds of factors, but to minimize your total expenses, we recommend getting a kitchen island for additional, relatively inexpensive storage, and purchasing free-standing appliances. There are a lot of options with this layout style, making it the most versatile and efficient.
The length of the legs depends mostly on the amount of countertop space you wish to have. For the best results, however, we suggest only having one leg over 12 to 15 feet long.
This layout is not recommended for a larger kitchen. It works best in a space that’s connected to another room, i.e. a family room.
While L-shaped kitchens may vary in length, it’s important that they do not span too wide of a distance. This will make the chef’s job considerably more challenging.
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