When you are preparing to do a small kitchen design layout, there are a few ways to improve both the efficiency and the convenience in your small kitchen. The layout will need to be designed in a way that will free your kitchen of clutter. With everything organized correctly, you can have the most comfortable kitchen. There are a few small kitchen layouts to choose from, and with the right layout you can determine how well you can work in your kitchen.
When designing your kitchen layout, you will need to consider the appliances and where they will be placed, the effectiveness of the lighting you will have and the space to store your pots and utensils.
You should think of the amount of space you will need to store your food, your utensils and your pots and pans. Island layouts are very popular for storing these items as they can be kept underneath or hung on the side of the island. An island will help to keep your work area free from traffic and allow you to have extra counter and storage space. An island is similar to having a butcher's block area. It is very flexible and can include a grill or sink also which will create more of a counter space.
Space can be conserved by also keeping appliances off of the counter. Small appliances like can openers that are not used on a regular basis can be stored in the pantry. An island layout is good if you would like an area efficient enough to entertain. If a lot of people are going to be in the kitchen and different workspaces are needed, the island layout will be your best bet.
The U shaped kitchen layout is good for a family that uses their kitchen a lot. It gives you plenty of counter space and you can access the sink, stove and appliances easily. The L shaped layout allows you to put the major appliances in different areas. Also the L shaped layout sets your work areas close to each other. This layout can be easily converted over to a U shaped layout with one small addition. It is important to select the right layout to suit your style. Many interior decorating books will have a photo of these layouts. Once you are able to understand the basics of a layout, you will be able to make your design process a lot quicker and easier.