Small kitchen design is how you improve efficiency and convenience in a small kitchen. The ideal kitchen is designed so as to minimize the distance travelled in order to accomplish tasks. It also offers ample work surfaces for specific activities as well as sufficient storage space and food preparation and serving areas suited to individual needs. By understanding the basic principles of kitchen layout will help you in a small kitchen design process. Here are two types of kitchen layout most commonly used in small kitchen design :
The corridor-style kitchen design (galley kitchen). In a long, narrow area with doors at each end you have little choice other than two facing rows of appliances and storage units. This style kitchen makes the most out of a smaller space.
- Great for small kitchens
- Appliances are close to one another
- Easy for one cook to maneuver
- Can easily convert to a U-Shape by closing off one end
The Single Wall kitchen design. This is very efficient since you can easily work at the front and back moving along the work triangle easily. Designed for homes or apartments, the single wall kitchen offers a very open and airy feel.
- Ideal for apartments and small homes
- Works well with the open designs found in many contemporary homes
- Small moveable table can provide eating space
- Can be enhanced with the addition of an kitchen island