What Are the Benefits of an L-Shaped Kitchen Design?

There are many different set-ups you can choose when you remodel, but one of the most popular options is the L-shaped kitchen design. This versatile design is as functional as it is visually appealing. As you weigh your options, here are some of the benefits of choosing an L-shaped kitchen design for your Bellevue home.

Maximize Space

Because L-shaped kitchens keep your working space contained in two, connected lines, they create a lot of open space for the rest of your kitchen. This makes them efficient for small kitchens, where space is at a premium, because they maximize both your workspace and the amount of open space you have for other things you want in your kitchen, such as a table and chairs or an island with bar stools. The open plan design also creates a space for traffic to flow through easily without disrupting any cooking or cleaning activities. Further, the open plan is easy for entertaining and making the kitchen the center of activity in your home.

Create an Efficient Workspace

At the heart of kitchen design is making a space that is efficient for cooking. L-shaped kitchens combine all of the elements you need while your cook—refrigerator, oven, and sink—in close proximity, so that you streamline your cooking process. The counter space between these three points can serve as a work area, so can prep all your ingredients in the same area. When you design your kitchen, consider how you’ll work as you decide where to put each major appliance. For instance, you might want your work area to flow from the refrigerator to the oven to the sink, so you can grab your ingredients, cook them in the oven, and then transfer the dishes to the sink without going back and forth.

Make Small Kitchens Appear Larger

If you have a small kitchen, an L-shape design will make the space feel larger. Other types of kitchen designs will close off the space and make it feel tighter than it is. Although an L-shape design can leave a large kitchen feeling empty, small kitchens can benefit from feeling of having additional room.

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