U-SHAPED KITCHEN LAYOUT – The U-shaped kitchen layout offers continuous countertops and ample storage that surround the cook on three sides. In larger kitchens, this floor plan is spacious enough to be divided into multiple work stations. Cabinets and appliances are arranged along three walls. The sink is in the center of the “U” and the refrigerator at one end of a counter.
L-SHAPED KITCHEN LAYOUT - In an L-shaped kitchen layout, a natural work triangle is created from continuous counter space and work stations on two adjacent walls. The benefit of this kitchen floor plan is that it provides work area cooking efficency. Cabinets and appliances are on two walls that meet at the corner.
GALLEY KITCHEN LAYOUT - The galley kitchen layout has a workspace large enough for one cook. In this kitchen floor plan, the work stations face each other on parallel walls, creating a small work triangle. In the galley kitchen floor plan, since the cabinets and appliances are placed on two facing walls, it is helpful to keep the sink and the stove on the same side.
G-SHAPED KITCHEN OR PENINSULA KITCHEN LAYOUT - The G-shaped kitchen is a version of the U-shaped kitchen layout, with the same amount of counter space and storage options that surround the cook on three sides. However,the G-shaped kitchen floor plan includes a peninsula or partial fourth wall of additional cabinets.
ONE-WALL KITCHEN LAYOUT – The one-wall kitchen floor plan is ideal for smaller homes. The work triangle in this kitchen layout is less like a triangle and more of a work line with all three kitchen zones along one wall.