When it comes to kitchen design, especially if you are remodeling or designing your custom home, you need a design that serves as an efficient and functional space for your family. The kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in a home and one that will get even more use during holidays and other special days throughout the year. While there are many ways you could design your kitchen, there are around twenty layouts that are used the most by homeowners. The most common chosen by our own clients include zone, u-shape and triangle.
If you entertain often and use your kitchen often, the zone layout is likely the best option for you. It’s designed to help make kitchen tasks easier when more than one cook is involved. If you have a lot of family gatherings this would be a great option because you won’t be in eachother’s way and each person can be doing an individual task; prepping, cooking, washing, etc. The cabinets for a zone layout are typically installed in smaller sections, placed throughout the kitchen so each zone has enough storage space.
If you require a lot of storage space but also enjoy the same amount of counter space, the u-shape kitchen design will deliver just that. This versatile layout is similar to that of a triangle layout (below) but can easily provide ‘work stations’ like that of the zone layout. The u-shape layout is typically seen in larger kitchens but with an expert designer and careful planning, it can be done in any size kitchen.
A triangle layout consists of main stations in the kitchen to designate cooking, clean-up, etc. It’s also called the ‘work’ kitchen and is ideal for single-cook kitchens. Your cabinets are easily accessible for each stage of cooking without running around the kitchen; it’s all accessible from the middle of the space.
These are the three main layouts of kitchen designs that we commonly install for our clients. Even so, your kitchen should be designed the way you want in a way that works best for you and your family. You can use these layouts as a ‘base’ design and then add cabinets or change materials to suit your preferences.
If you want a reputable, trust-worthy company that has years of experience in home building then consider Parker Built Homes. Our team of professionals, situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma is ready to help you turn your dream kitchen into a reality. We aim to make the creation of your new kitchen as stress-free as possible. Just give us a call today if you’re ready to build the kitchen or home you’ve always wanted.