The Thing You Need to Know about Kitchen Type and Layout

The types of kitchen layout can determine the speed and convenience of your cooking. If the kitchen design layout is unreasonable, it will be inconvenient during the cooking process, so the layout of the kitchen is very important.  

Do you have any concept of kitchen cabinet layout? Which type of kitchen layout is both reasonable and practical? After reading this article, you will know more.

First, many people will struggle with whether to choose a closed kitchen or an open kitchen. What is the difference between these two? What are the different advantages?

I. Enclosed Kitchen

A closed kitchen is to separate the kitchen and the dining room with a partition, turning the kitchen into a separate space, which can relatively isolate the kitchen fumes without affecting other spaces in the home.


①Isolate soot stains

The enclosed kitchen can block oil fumes well and keep other rooms clean. There is usually a lot of cooking fumes in the kitchen. If it is not well blocked, the smell will drift to the living room and other rooms, and it is more troublesome to clean.  Closed kitchen avoids this.


In addition to cooking, the kitchen should also store some utensils, pots and pans and the like. If it is an open kitchen, these things must be neatly arranged, otherwise the whole house will look messy. However, the closed kitchen is relatively private and not easy to appear messy.

③Different styles

Because the closed kitchen is separated by a door, it is easier to match the overall style. The kitchen can also be different from the style of the living room and dining room to create another style.


①It is hot and humid

A closed kitchen is a closed space, which is relatively stuffy, but air conditioners and exhaust can be installed to solve this problem.

②The sense of space becomes smaller

The closed kitchen separates the space and hinders the extension of the space. Relatively speaking, the overall sense of space will become smaller, but a transparent glass door can be installed, so that the space can be visually extended.

II. Open Kitchen

The open kitchen can be simply understood as opening the whole kitchen to the outside world, that is, the kitchen and the dining room are connected without being separated by doors and walls, forming an open cooking and dining space. Relatively speaking, it can use more space and is more beautiful.


① Make full use of the space

There is no wall or door partition between the kitchen and the dining room, and the kitchen is also connected with the dining room to make greater use of the space and expand the visual space. Especially for small units, choosing an open kitchen can make more full use of the already small space.


The premise of aesthetics is that when the kitchen style is matched, it can be integrated with the style of the living room, so that the whole home feels more harmonious.

③Good lighting effect

An open kitchen enhances the light throughout the living room, making the whole room brighter because of the lack of a wall. Especially for those houses with poor lighting, the effect is obvious.


①Fume problem

Because it is open, the cooking fumes can easily spread to other spaces, making it easy for our furniture, electrical appliances, walls, and doors to stick to the fumes and stains, which is very inconvenient to clean. You can buy a range hood with a good range hood to solve this problem.

When planning the layout of the kitchen, the easiest way is to follow the cooking process and arrange the facilities required for the main links in the order of the moving lines. 

The moving lines are clear, and the corresponding layout is also clear. Next, we will introduce five kitchen layouts, so that you can better choose the kitchen layout that suits you.

III. Five Kitchen Layouts

1> U-shaped


(1) The design of the U-shaped kitchen can make the storage space larger. The cabinets cover three walls, and the space utilization rate is larger, which will bring more storage space.

(2) The partitions are clear, the layout of the U-shaped kitchen is very clear, and the distribution of each work area is clear briefly. Reasonable planning of the area is very helpful for cooking and avoids confusion and clutter.

(3) The space is open, and the U-shaped kitchen can easily accommodate two people to operate without being crowded. When a party needs to cook a lot of food, the U-shaped kitchen can help the chef solve the problem.

2> Island Kitchen


(1) And the island-type kitchen can be combined with multiple functions, which can be used as a cooking table, a dining table, a bar, and a study and work area.

(2) An island has a high utilization rate and increases storage space. Many small-sized open kitchens have only one-line chef’s countertops due to limited space. Over time, storage space and operating countertops are not enough. use.

3> L-shaped


(1) The overall look of the L-shaped kitchen is very neat, and the layout is reasonable. Usually, the range hood and the stove are placed on the longer side of the L-shaped kitchen, while the refrigerator and the cabinet are placed on the other side, and the space layout is reasonable.

(2) The L-shaped kitchen is a semi-open design, with a free space, which relates to other spaces, making the kitchen function more obvious, and it is a flexible kitchen layout.

(3) On the whole, the L-shaped kitchen has a very clear functional division of each area, and the space utilization at the corner of the cabinet is relatively high, and the kitchen is very convenient to operate.

4> I-shaped


(1) There are no obstacles to affect the movement during operation, each cabinet can be fully utilized, and all equipment is clear briefly.

(2) Save space, it is very suitable for small kitchen space, the cabinet is close to the wall, so kitchen utensils and other objects are very easy to find.

5> II-shaped


(1) It is easy to use, can distinguish the vegetable cutting, washing area and cooking areas well, and will not be crowded when more than two people are cooking.

(2) It is very suitable for the kitchen with narrow and long spaces, making full use of the area.

Here are the five most commonly popular types of kitchen layouts and cabinet layouts, each has its own advantages, you can choose according to the actual situation.

In addition, in China, we will pay attention to “Feng Shui”. From the perspective of modern scientific theory, Feng Shui is a comprehensive science of geophysics, geology, environmental landscape, natural ecological architecture, celestial orbit orientation, etc.

In the Feng Shui kitchen layout, three objects are essential: the stove, sink, and refrigerator. The layout of these three objects is appropriate with a triangle layout.

The first angle is the stove, the source of life. The next is the sink, no water can not cook food and brush dishes pot. The third is the refrigerator, the place where the food is stored, that is, the storehouse.

The golden triangle is the refrigerator located at the top of the triangle, the stove on the left and the sink on the right. In this Feng Shui kitchen layout, the refrigerator will separate the other two objects so that the water and fire do not affect each other.

The layout and height of the cabinets are essential in the kitchen design, and different types of kitchen should be based on the size of the space and household structure to make a reasonable choice, while the height should be designed according to the physiological structure of the human body.

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