The design (layout) of kitchen cabinets will be based on the space available in your kitchen. When you design your kitchen cabinets, keep in mind the appliances you need such as a fridge, stove, dishwasher or even a washer and a dryer. Small appliances installed on the counter such as a microwave, toaster oven, rice cooker or blender can also affect your layout.
The basic design for kitchen cabinets is a straight line across the longest wall, call as single line kitchen design, this kitchen design layout arrangement places all equipment, sink, range, refrigerator and cabinetry along one wall. It’s the easiest to build, but isn’t the most creative layout.
Other popular shapes are the L and the U, but the shape you choose will depend on the kitchen space available. L-shaped kitchen design places the kitchen on two perpendicular walls. The L-shape usually consist of one long and one short “leg” and lends itself to an efficient work triangle without problem of through traffic. U-shaped design place the counters and appliances are all arranged along three walls in a U-shaped kitchen design layout. The greatest benefits to this plan are the easy traffic flow.
Regardless of which design you decide to use, it is generally a good idea to plan to have the fridge and stove a fair distance away from each other – the heat from the stove could affect how well your refrigerator works.
When you’re planning, try to draw out your new kitchen on a sheet of paper with scaled measurements of your actual kitchen. This will give you a good idea of how much room you have to play with and where things will fit best. If you are planning to install an island, make sure you allow yourself enough room to move around your kitchen with ease.
When deciding on installing or renovating your kitchen cabinets, there are several things you must consider:
- The layout of the kitchen.
- The type of material.
- The doors and drawers.
- The countertop.
- The accessories.
- The sink and faucet.
- The strength of your kitchen cabinets.
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