custom homeThe kitchen layout for your custom home can make or break your space. It is the most important design decision that you make.

How do you choose the right layout for your custom home in Myrtle Beach? It can be difficult to choose the right layout for your space, given the many options available and the fact that it is a very important aspect of the room. We have made it easier by gathering the majority of the top kitchen layouts. No matter the size or style of your kitchen, we have you covered.

Kitchen Layout Ideas For Your Custom Home

1. Consider How Your Space Will Be Used

Before you start looking at the various kitchen layout options, it is a good idea to think about how you will use your space.

  • Who will use your space?
  • Do you enjoy cooking?
  • Do you need the space to be creative?
  • Do you host guests and want a space that is comfortable for them?
  • Is your kitchen a workspace in the morning or a homework area at night?

A kitchen design is only as good as its layout. The most important thing is how you will use your space. The balance of scales and proportions should be the focus of your kitchen’s overall design.

Take a look at the current layout of your kitchen and imagine how you will move around it. This will help you visualize your dream space and the layouts that work best for it.

2. Opt For A Classic Galley Kitchen Layout

Let’s start with the classic galley kitchen. This simple, tried-and-true layout is a great choice for small kitchen design ideas. Galley kitchens are made up of two sets of cabinets that run down one side of the area. They are efficient and maximize space.

It is essential that traffic flows are minimized to ensure that cooks can use the kitchen without being impeded. This is a key point to keep in mind when planning your kitchen. To avoid any light getting blocked or having too many people in the work triangle, place your fridge freezer away from windows and close to the main entrance. It is a good idea to place your sink opposite your cooker. This will reduce workspace conflict and promote usability.

3. Choose an Open L-Shape For A Hardworking Kitchen

The L-shape is another popular layout for kitchens of new home constructions. It consists of two walls of cabinets joined at the corner. A L-shaped solution will allow you to make the most of the space available. You’ll have ample room for cabinets on one end and plenty of space for bar-style meals. The cook is able to move freely and converse with guests simultaneously, making it a win-win situation in a kitchen that enjoys entertaining guests.

4. U-Shaped Design For A Small Kitchen

U-shaped kitchens can be used in small spaces as well. They are also great for open-plan areas. These layouts are great for avid cooks as they follow the kitchen triangle rule. You can arrange the fridge, stove, and sink in a way that is easy to reach, and it’s also easy to move between them.

5. Create Zones

Multifunctionality is possible in larger open-plan kitchens by creating zones within the space. Different tasks can be done in different areas: cooking, working, socializing, and so on.

If you have the space or the means to make it, an island unit should be placed within a U- or L-shaped wall unit or directly in front of a galley. This maximizes kitchen storage and working space, but also allows for socialization.

6. Affordable Layouts Require You To Choose The Right Size Island

While an island may be on your kitchen wish list, it is important to think about the dimensions of the island and how they will fit into your kitchen layout. You need to ensure you have enough space for your furniture and circulation space, especially if there is a dishwasher. However, extra space might be needed in areas with heavy traffic such as prep or cooking areas.

7. Use A Peninsula To Divide Smaller Areas

If space is limited, consider adding a peninsula to your kitchen. You still get the additional surface space, storage, and sociability, but it doesn’t take up much space. Peninsula, which are smaller than islands, are great for small kitchens because they can be bounded against walls so that there is less space. You can have a worktop that is not directly facing the main kitchen cabinetry. This is common in kitchens. It means that the worktop faces towards the table, so the cook does not have to look at the back of the room. These can also be adapted to accommodate additional storage or added seating.

8. Choose A Long Kitchen Island

In order to maximize both the functionality and aesthetic of the island, we extended it as far as possible, giving ample space for seating and plenty of workspace.

9. Open A Space With A Single Galley Layout

One wall or single galley kitchens are layouts in which all of the cabinets, work surfaces and appliances are placed against a wall. Although it can be difficult to use, this layout is very common in lofts or studios. There are still many things that can be done to make these kitchens stylish and efficient. Let your custom home builder know what you want and let these professionals help you out.

This layout has many advantages. It allows for simple workflow and all major appliances are easily accessible. Even though they may not be in the traditional triangle layout, this layout is flexible. This layout is great for smaller spaces where you want to preserve the open feel of the kitchen or reduce its footprint in an apartment with an open plan.

10. Choose Lighter Shades

Using light, color and a mirrored splashback to make the space feel brighter and more open will help it feel more open. Keep things simple. In galley kitchens, keep tall cupboards for dry foods storage at the ends of your room.

Too many details can clog the space. Keep it simple and keep the lines clean. Avoid placing a fridge in a corner or right against a wall. It will make it difficult to open the doors to pull out veg drawers. Also, consider the depth of the handle if the fridge is opening onto a wall.

Call Dawol Homes now if you need help designing your custom home’s kitchen area.

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