Kitchen Workspace Planning

Your kitchen workspace layout is the single most important decision of the design process.

Functional kitchens start with the basic work triangle. When planning your kitchen remodel divide the space into 3 zones – hot, wet and cold. The chef of the house must be  able to move between these work zones easily.


This three-zone plan can be applied to any overall kitchen shape. So which kitchen blueprint should you choose? Shown below are the 6 most popular kitchen layouts.

Most popular kitchen floorplans

  • One-counter kitchens are great for small open spaces.
  • L-shaped kitchens can force the traffic flow to fit your style.
  • Galley kitchens offer tons of storage.
  • Island kitchens are ideal for a two-cook household and for cooks who like to entertain.
  • U-shaped kitchens are great for a one-cook, one-helper household.
  • G-shaped kitchens help to set boundaries between chef and guests.

To help you get started in determining the right workspace design, here are some helpful questions to ask yourself:

  • Does the kitchen workspace need to accommodate one or more cooks?
  • Do you like to entertain while you cook or do you prefer solitude while you work?
  • Will your current blueprint accommodate your dream kitchen layout? (Call Unique Builders to help you answer this.)

The kitchen layout is the backbone of function. Once it works, the rest is gravy!

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