Are you planning your kitchen layout?

Will a L-shaped style be the best layout for your kitchen?

“L” Shaped kitchens are a classic style and allow extra worktop and floor space, as well as storage room. The layout is made up by two adjoining walls that meet in one corner to form an “L” shaped connected with worktops. They work in small, medium and large kitchens, and work well with both contemporary and traditional styles. This particular layout is very popular in today’s designing of kitchens, and is great for a budding chef.

In larger kitchen spaces you can have one work surface run along a wall and the other to protrude in to the open-plan space that creates a divider between the kitchen and living/dining area. If your space allows it, you can also incorporate an island in the middle to create a focal point, a place to eat, and extra storage and worktop space.

By creating an L-shape kitchen you can get the most out of a smaller kitchen too. Storage and appliances can be on two sides of the room allowing the other sides of the room to be free and open. This shape of layout also gives the illusion of more space, making it easier to move around.

Nicholas Bridger L-Shaped projects

The L-shaped Classic Shaker in Potters Bar below contains numerous clever storage solutions, and two pantry cupboards featuring pocket doors which neatly stow away allowing you to keep the cupboard doors open while preparing that delicious meal. This kitchen space is a very large open-plan space that meets the family needs. Lots of worktop space has also been designed into the kitchen that join in an L-shape in the far corner.

The L-shaped Traditional Shaker in Bishop’s Stortford below has been designed in a relatively compact space. With our knowledge and understanding of kitchen design, we have perfectly suited the space and our client’s way of life. The cabinets on this side of the kitchen area have been hand painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Black Blue’, which is a sophisticated colour that works beautifully against the wooden elements.

The L-shaped Classic Shaker in Ongar below is met with only base units, and a crisp white worktop connecting the two lengths. Hand painted in an alluring popular deep blue, it makes the perfect heart of the home. Within the L-shape a double butler ceramic sink by Shaws is met with Perrin & Rowe polished chrome taps. An electric oven, hob and extractor, and a gorgeous dark AGA for the ultimate cooking experience. We created an island in the middle between two pillars to make full use of the available space, and an extra area to eat and prep food. One length of the “L” shape runs along the back wall, and the other protrudes into the open-plan space creating a divider between the kitchen and dining/living area. Simply stunning!

The L-shaped Classic Shaker in Stamford below has been connected with honed African Granite worktops that run along two lengths of wall forming the “L” layout. Within the “L” shape, a double bowl Belfast Sink sits prominent on one side met with Perrin & Rowe taps, and the other length features a range cooker, all set around white cabinetry. In the middle we built a large blue workable island that forms a great focal point and a perfect prep area, as well as a divider betweeen the open-plan living space. There was so much space in this kitchen and there still is!

The L-shaped Classic Shaker in Sawbridgeworth below is made up of recessed panels of drawers and cabinets hand painted in a warm and charming hue, connected with a luxury quartz worktop known as the Piatra Grey. On the main run of the “L shape” a Rangemaster range cooker sits importantly in the “kitchen triangle”, and a Franke stainless steel sink met with a Perrin and Rowe tap, stands beautifully underneath the window. The other length of the layout features a place to put the essential appliances, and a Liebherr integrated fridge/freezer. This very large open-plan kitchen was destined for an island in the middle, so we built one to make a divider between the kitchen and dining space, as well as a place to prep and eat food. The island legs have a finished edge profile and was hand painted in a classic red.

The L-shaped Contemporary In-Frame Slab in Sawbridgeworth below is connected with crisp white quartz worktops and pure white cabinetry, making it an extremely attractive and modern kitchen. The kitchen furniture also features a “J” style handleless pull for a subtle and clean look. Our client wanted to create a¬†minimalist kitchen so only three appliances are on show. The range cooker has been built in around the cabinetry on one length of the L-shape, and the wine cooler and fridge/freezer in to the longer length of the L-shape. We built extra worktop space and a seating area in the middle of the space with a beautiful wooden topped island, for a perfect multi-functional hub of the home.

At Nicholas Bridger we believe in maximising the space in a kitchen is key. With very careful thought out kitchen layouts, you will have a hub of the home that is multi-functional and a space to enjoy for many years to come. For more information on L-shape layouts contact us today- we look forward to hearing from you.

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