If you are familiar with the U shaped kitchen layout, you would notice immediately that the G shaped kitchen layout is practically just the better version of the former layout. This type of kitchen layout is best for homeowners who have limited space in the kitchen but want to use every square inch and still have room for clearance that is often required for an island. Here, we provide you with the best tips on what to do with your G shaped kitchen layout.
Add a Peninsula
Attach a fourth leg to one side of the U at the correct angle (sometimes it goes to the right side) and add a peninsula to it. It is better than installing a huge wall and large cabinets which will surely make your small kitchen look cramped. Note that your peninsula shouldn’t be too long so that it doesn’t create a new problem for you to get in and out of the kitchen. The peninsula technically will be your workspace and not a path for you to move around so you should make it 4 feet wide. However, don’t make your peninsula too short either that it can’t fit more than two people. Make it large enough to fit a few guests to sit and still have room to store appliances like a breakfast bar or a cooktop. The fourth leg is what makes the G shaped kitchen layout more practical than the U shaped layout.
Make a Diagonal or Straight Entry
You have the liberty to make the entry to your kitchen either diagonal or straight with this type of kitchen layout. You can decide this by considering the length of the units from the peninsula. Note that your kitchen must be at least 3 x 3m large when you go for the G shaped layout. Then, you can opt to place a fridge in the corner. Your kitchen feels larger than it actually is because of the 45 degree angle of this layout. You can store appliances to the right of the fridge and it will create a nice flow of service area. However, if you have limited space you can arrange one run of units only half depth at counter, full or ¾ height. If you do this you can have extra counter space under counter fridge. If you happen to have a large open plan loft space then the G shaped layout is really the one type of kitchen layout you should go for. Make use of the entire perimeter of one side of the G while the rest of the kitchen extends out into the other room.
The upside of having a G shaped kitchen layout is that it has extra countertop which juts out from one side which ultimately creates the G shape. You can use this additional space for breakfast nook or a buffet. Moreover, the juts offer you extra cabinet space so what’s not to love? If you are lucky enough to have a medium or even a large kitchen, this G shaped kitchen layout is really the one layout you should choose.