A popular design choice for many kitchen layouts both large and small, an L-shaped kitchen consists of two walls of fitted worktops and units at a perpendicular angle. While the L-shaped is often the best design for smaller kitchens, applied to an open plan spacious room with an island or a dining table and the L-shaped kitchen is easily adaptable.
L-Shaped Kitchen Design
L-shaped kitchen design for smaller kitchens often consists of a shorter run of units in the bottom L shape, with this often a great spot for the hob or the sink below the window. The length of the longer wall of the kitchen may affect the storage and unit design. Think about how you’d want to use the space ergonomically and how you use your storage. This wall may be beneficial to have tall units for optimum storage, or perhaps shelving to keep it looking open.
L-Shaped Open Kitchen
If space permits, an open plan L-shaped kitchen can be very welcoming in comparison to some closed in U-shaped kitchen designs. Consider your lifestyle and the flow of traffic through this space, perhaps an L-shaped kitchen with an island in this space with a sink can mean keeping an eye on the children in the living room while washing up at the island. A dining table could join the open L-shaped kitchen design and the social space together beautifully to create an L-shaped kitchen diner.
Choosing the right colour scheme for an L-shaped kitchen can depend on the amount of natural light available in the space and the size of the L-shaped kitchen. Let the natural light reflect in the room with bright coloured kitchen cabinetry. A painted finished kitchen oozes luxury and creates an irresistible wood grain textured finish.
For a smaller sized L-shaped kitchen, gloss kitchen cabinets reflect the light and give the illusion of more space. Tall kitchen units and cabinets will utilise the maximum amount of space for storage. Create depth in an open plan L-shaped kitchen with a distinctive shaker style cabinet with a painted wood grain finish.
L-shaped Kitchen Ideas
Whether contained or spacious, get L-shaped kitchen ideas for how to create the maximum storage with wall units, the best kitchen layout to work with your home and lifestyle and colour for your available light. Take a look at ideas that you may have never considered like fitted ovens at an accessible eye level or a kitchen island with a breakfast bar in the L-shaped kitchen.
A Hammonds showroom can provide so much kitchen inspiration if you are considering an L-shaped kitchen design. Visit the showroom to discover the beautiful British-made fitted kitchens from a painted finish to a high-gloss. Download a brochure to find out more information about our collection or for real life examples of Hammonds fitted kitchens explore the real rooms section.