Understanding Kitchen Layouts

Kitchens are generally categorised by their ‘layout’, the most commonly known being galley-style, L-shaped, U-shaped and single-length, some of which may include the addition of an island bench.

Galley style – consists of two lengths of cabinetry along parallel walls.

L-shaped – consists of two lengths of cabinetry along walls that join at the corner (can also include a fixed or stand-alone island bench).

U-shaped – consists of three lengths of cabinetry along three walls joined at two corners to make the “U” shape (can also include a fixed or stand-alone island bench).

Single-length – consists of one length of cabinetry along one long wall (often does not include an island bench because of space restrictions).

Having an understanding of the terms used to describe layouts will help when you liaise with a kitchen designer. If you need any assistance with designing your kitchen please contact the Nouvelle Team – we’re here to help.

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