Discover the ideal design and layout for your kitchen.
Here I look at design and layout for the kitchen.
The mysterious kitchen work triangle is uncovered and explained.
I'll also recommend two free online planners that you can use to help design your own perfect kitchen layout.
Working in your kitchen will be a real chore - unless you get the layout right.
If you have the space, this can be a table - alternatively go for a space-saving and very useful breakfast bar.
Modern trends are towards island units which incorporate some food preparation space, and seating.
It's a very sociable way of using your kitchen too!
The Kitchen Work Triangle
This is a design idea, which originally came from a study by Cornell University in the 1950's.
Interior Designers still recognise the work triangle as the ideal basis for your kitchen plan.
Take a look below, where I will walk you through some ideal layouts for different shaped kitchens.
I have even discovered some great video clips to help you plan your kitchen better.
You will be able to get a better understanding of the kitchen work triangle, and some great ideas for planning and decorating kitchens, to use in your own home.
Square Kitchen (Large or small) (U-shaped or Horseshoe design)
Long Narrow Kitchen (Galley kitchen design)
Large Room or Open Plan Living (Island units)
Kitchen-Diners (including small kitchens) (L-shaped design)
A U-shaped or Horseshoe shaped kitchen.
Long Narrow Kitchen
Narrow Galley Kitchen
A galley kitchen is ideal for decorating a long narrow room.
Wide Galley Kitchen
Large Room or Open Plan Living
A practical island unit gives a touch of luxury to any kitchen.
Careful planning means you can even fit a dining area into a tiny kitchen.
Return to the list.
Just click on the picture to start the video player - I hope you find it useful...!
Kitchen Planner Free Online Tools
You can also use this free online planner to create your kitchen design and layout with the RoomSketcher Tool provided for us by Viseno.
Also check out this decorating kitchens interactive planner online from B & Q.
You can use it to plan and design your kitchen for free, and then create a shopping list of required items that you can purchase from B & Q.
Use it to shop with them, or just take advantage of the free, online, design tool.
Where to Go Next...
Have you chosen your decorating kitchens style yet?
Look at an ultra-modern kitchen decorating theme.
Consider a kitchen with timeless and universal appeal - a country kitchen decorating style.
Bring the beauty of Tuscany into your home, by decorating a Tuscany style kitchen.
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