Here at MLS Kitchens in Manchester, we are kitchen design specialists. From traditional or classic kitchens to contemporary, modern and airy kitchens, we have something for everyone. So, when it comes to planning the layout for your new kitchen, we know just how to help.
Kitchen layout: The Golden Triangle
Before you even think about planning your new kitchen layout, you need to know about the Golden Triangle.
The golden triangle refers to the usable space between the kitchen sink, the oven and the fridge. The three areas in the kitchen that people need to move between most frequently. These three areas should create a triangular shape, with no obstacles. This is because moving between the fridge, the oven and the sink, needs to be a free flowing movement, and any obstacles will make your kitchen less practical. As a result, before you plan your kitchen layout, keep the golden triangle in mind.
When it comes to kitchen layouts, there are a lot of designs to choose from. Some of these will be more practical than others, while some designs will be only suitable for kitchens of a certain shape or size. Some of the popular kitchen layouts include:
#1 The Horseshoe Kitchen Layout
Perfect for small or large square shaped kitchens, this layout is very common. The cabinets and work-surfaces in this layout will line three of the kitchen walls. This leaves the centre of the kitchen free and empty to move around. As a result, the golden triangle can be as large or as small as necessary, but either way, it will be un obstructed.
#2 The Galley Kitchen Layout
This layout is exactly the same as the horseshoe layout, the only difference is the shape of the kitchen itself. In the galley layout, the kitchen tends to be rectangular rather than square, which means it is generally long and narrow. As a result, this kitchen has less space but is still very practical if the cupboards and work-surfaces run around two or three of the walls.
#3 The L Shaped Kitchen
An L shaped kitchen is perfect for larger kitchens with more room. These type of layout uses only two of the kitchen walls to position the cupboards and work-surfaces in an L shape. As a result, this is perfect for also including an island to add more work-surface space.
For more information or advice about your new kitchen, or kitchen layouts, get in touch with the professionals today, here at MLS Kitchens Manchester.