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Types of Modular Kitchens

Updated on October 11, 2016

Modular kitchens are designed with pre-built cabinets and shelves. Different sizes, shapes and types of cabinets are put together in an aesthetic design to give you a kitchen that’s not only stylish, but also highly functional. Plus, these cabinets offer ample space for classified storage. There will be separate cabinets for dry ingredients, plates, cups, utensils, containers and other items you use in your kitchen. You can easily sort and store all the items in the cabinets. The cabinets are placed both above and below the kitchen counter to optimize storage space available in the kitchen.

Modular cabinets are available in different types based on the shape. Choosing the right type depends on your kitchen size, room shape, and functionality. Let’s take a look at the different types of modular kitchens.

Straight Layout

The simplest form of modular kitchen layout, the straight layout includes a series of cabinets set above and below the kitchen counter. It’s perfect for small kitchens. The appliances can be lined along the wall with cutlery and utensils stored below the counter. You can keep oft used kitchen items on the top shelf. On one end of the counter, the sink is set up.


L-shaped Layout

If you have a slightly larger kitchen, you can go for an L-shaped kitchen layout. The entire length of the “L” can be aligned to the wall to optimize working area. Place the stove and other appliances in the longer arm and set up the sink and drain counter on the smaller arm. There’s another way you can set up the L-shaped layout. Set up the counter in the middle of the room where you can work comfortably from both sides. The smaller arm can be used as a prep or serving space. However, you may have to set up a separate space for washing and draining utensils. If you have a dishwasher, then you can have a customized counter for that built towards one end of an arm.


U-shaped Layout

A U-shaped layout makes optimum use of the space available in the kitchen. Suitable for narrow kitchens, it gives you space to work and store. The two arms of the U are lined along the parallel walls of the kitchen. You can set up the cooking hub on the center arm. The sink can be set up on one of the long arms and the dishwasher cabinet next to the sink. You can use the counter on the other arm for your prep work. With the cooking hub at the center and all storage cabinets organized on either side, you can get all your work done with fewer footsteps.

G-shaped Layout

Add an extra arm to the U-shaped layout and you get the G-shaped layout. Multiple cooks can work together in this spacious kitchen. The cooking hub can be set in the center arm with prep space, and sink area on parallel arms. You can use the additional arm as a breakfast bar or serving space. This type of layout is perfect if you don’t have space to set up a kitchen island.

C-shaped Layout

You could call this a curved version of a U-shaped layout. Set up the cooking, prep and cleaning areas according to your convenience. You can use one end of the arm as a serving area.

Which type of modular kitchen layout do you like the best?

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If you are thinking of setting up one such kitchen in your house, you can check out modular kitchen dealers in your locality. The experts from the dealer can check your kitchen size and shape and suggest the best modular kitchen layout for your home.

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