So What Is an L-Shaped Kitchen, Anyway?

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The L-shaped kitchen design is unorthodox, but it is still in high demand nonetheless.

Kitchens come in many shapes and sizes. Likewise, each component of this important room has different dimensions. That’s why it’s so easy to make your custom kitchen look radically different than your neighbor’s. The L-shaped kitchen design is unorthodox, but it is still in high demand nonetheless. So if you are thinking about incorporating this new-look kitchen into your renovated home, we encourage you to weigh its advantages and disadvantages before you make any big commitments! 

A Look at the Basic Layout Itself 

Broadly speaking, there are six kitchen layouts: L-shaped, U-shaped, island, peninsula, one-wall, and galley. Each floor plan looks different, and you might wonder what distinguishes them from one another. L-shaped kitchen configurations prioritize efficiency. They look like the letter, which is how they got their name. Two perpendicular walls enclose the room, while there is one long wall as well. Some L-shapes have islands, and others do not. Regardless, the workstations are grouped.   

The Merits of Having This Kitchen Design 

Now, let’s talk about the benefits associated with having an L-shaped kitchen in your new-look home. If you desire an open-concept kitchen, this alignment will be the key to making that wish come true. Plus, the appliances are set up in such a way that the work triangle is much tighter and minimizes the amount of movement you need to as you grab supplies and ingredients. It also makes the most of small areas, so even the tiniest of kitchens can be tailored to your needs. The appliances can be embedded in several areas, and perhaps the biggest draw is that you can emphasize the modern aesthetic if you so choose. 

The Drawbacks of an L-Shaped Kitchen

Before you too get too excited about this project, there are some downsides. Suppose you wanted the living room and the dining room to be divided more cleanly from each other. In that case, an open kitchen wouldn’t fit the bill. Perhaps it would be better to choose a pass-through? You’re also gambling with the amount of storage and countertop space. As such, it’s much more likely that you’ll get overwhelmed by clutter. Besides, less counter space means fewer places to perform food prep, which can be equally frustrating. 

Call Matthews Construction and Design Today!

Ready to make some home improvements that update your Maryland home’s indoor or outdoor living areas? The professionals at Matthews Construction and Design can help. For over four decades, our experts have been successfully transforming residential properties, inside and out.

Are you ready to dive headfirst into your residential remodeling project? Or do you still have a million questions? Either way, the Matthews Construction and Design team is here to help you fulfill all of your remodeling needs. 

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