Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Things to Consider Before Remodelling or Designing Your New Kitchen

Re-modelling or designing a new kitchen is a daunting task as it involves planning, decision making, choosing designs, aesthetics and meeting several challenges. To understand these aspects and to be able to function appropriately in terms of activities concerned in the kitchen, here are some good questions to start with. 

Asking questions is vital to determine what type of kitchen will suit your space
Questions to ask yourself: 
  1. How do I want to use my kitchen? What is my lifestyle? Do I like to cook and entertain in the kitchen? 
  2. How many people use the kitchen and who are likely to be in the kitchen at the same time? 
  3. How often do I use my kitchen- daily basis or occasionally?
  4. Will I need space for dining? Do I want somewhere to eat in the kitchen- a table or breakfast bar? Do I want to hold dinner parties there?
  5. Where will my work triangle fit in?
  6. How can I maximise storage space?
  7. Do I need to match or connect to the existing house or the adjacent rooms?
  8. Do I need more sunlight and natural warmth? How do I want the orientation of sunlight in my kitchen?
  9. What’s my budget?
  10. What’s the size of my kitchen floor space? Is there room for an island? Does space allow for a prep sink? Where can I squeeze in extra storage? This will determine what layout will suit your kitchen.
  11. Is anyone in my family elderly or disabled?
  12. Apart from cooking and preparation, what else is my kitchen used for? Bills, checking mails, homework, entertaining?
  13. What style would I like my kitchen to be? What colours, flooring and wall coverings do I prefer?
  14. How much storage do I need? Do I want open shelving or closed cupboard space?
  15. What kind of appliances do I want?
Your floor size will determine what kitchen layout is apt for you

Questions to ask an architect: If you need help to start, hire an architect or directly approach the retailer who will be able to guide you. Having an architect lessens most of your burden about the project because they will assist you from the beginning till the end. 
  1. Ask your architect his/her previous installations, how many projects have been completed, the portfolio of the kitchen projects completed, how long has their company been in business? Or what sets their firm apart from other architects with similar experience? What are their signature styles, thoughts on design philosophy, and what inspires them. Once you get answers to this, you will get to know whether the architect’s style appeals to you or matches your expectation. You will also know whether the architect is experienced enough and get guidance on what style can be implemented for your kitchen.
  2. What’s popular right now? Asking your designer what’s trending now will help establish their level of knowledge and enthusiasm for design. If you want a very on-trend kitchen, you’ll need a designer who’s up to date with the latest styles and who can help you pick colours, materials and accessories accordingly. Similarly, if you’re not interested in the latest trends, your designer should be able to suggest suitable alternatives. You could ask them what features contribute to a timeless style of kitchen and how best to create a look that will last.
  3. How do I choose the right style of kitchen for my home? A kitchen design must work with the rest of your home’s interior. If you want to complement your home’s existing style, let your architect know this so they can work towards this goal. Whatever your end goal is, it’s essential you let your architect know, so they can create your ideal kitchen. 
Architects can guide you to meet your kitchen needs

Questions to ask the retailer or kitchen brand: When you visit the kitchen showroom, first thing to do is disclose your budget so that you can achieve the look you want using materials, finishes and options within your budget. Setting a budget and sticking to it is important.
  1. Ask to check for quality. Look at showroom cabinets and inspect how sturdy they are. Don’t be afraid to pull open drawers and doors and inspect areas that receive the heaviest wear, such as edges and hinges. Find out what the carcases are made of.
  2. What are my choice of range, colour and material? Whether it’s cabinets, appliances or worktops, there are many material options to choose from. Your architect should be able to advise which is best for you. They should also guide you through the options, recommending the best ones to suit your needs and budget. You may have to choose a finish that’s fairly similar, or go for a slightly different cabinet style that does come in your finish of choice. Be flexible and ask your architect to help you select the best possible combination.
  3. Once you book for the kitchen design, ask them who will be your everyday contact? Good communication is crucial to a successful project. Make sure you keep in touch often and also meet your architect too to check on the work.
  4. Ask for care and maintenance manual as well as 3D drawings. Reading a standard two-dimensional plan can be confusing. Ask them if they can show you 3D images that can be rotated and viewed from multiple angles. Also ask for images to see how the design will look in real life.
  5. Does the company have its own installers? This is always the best solution because it will give you peace of mind that your new kitchen is in the hands of people who are knowledgeable about that particular product and know how to install it efficiently.
  6. How much time do you need to make my kitchen? Find out when the kitchen is due to arrive and how long will it take to install. Get a written estimate for extra peace of mind. Duration vary between companies. If you order a kitchen from a European company, it will generally take longer, because the kitchen has to be exported. Bespoke designs also take longer. If you know the time scale for each phase of your project, it will help you plan for it and ensure it all goes smoothly. Getting an estimated completion date from the point of order is also a good idea.
  7. What kind of documentation will I receive when the project is done? Getting a full set of mechanical photos before insulation is installed, the operating manuals for installing equipment care for things such as counter tops and tile and a well-marked electrical panel is important. Confirming that you will receive these things before you get started will help ensure that you finish the project with all the information you need.
Drawings help you visualise what your kitchen will look like

Make sure you do your research before taking any step. Asking the above questions and getting answers will help you meet the challenges that come throughout your kitchen journey. We wish you the best.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

How to Organise your Bedroom Wardrobe?

You may be a ‘she’ who can’t find her scarf when getting ready for a party, or a ‘he’ who can’t find his tie before that big wedding. That’s the story with most of us. In the ensuing hunt for the elusive accessory, the wardrobe gets turned upside down, becoming more confused than ever. To put an end to this, we have some tips that will give you that clutter-free, picture-perfect wardrobe. Let’s get started.

Get rid of old clothes and clean your wardrobe: Firstly, take out everything from your wardrobe and compute what you need and what you don’t. Keep the latest, the sentimental and the most essential clothes. Get rid of old, unused and unfitting. This will provide more space to add your new editions. Before you put back the selected items in, clean your wardrobe. 

Organising is easy in a Nolte Wardrobe

Now the most overwhelming or intriguing part - organising. Though there are lots of ways to sort your clothes and accessories, you need to select a method that’s convenient for you. After all they say if you can organise your things, you can organise your life. So, let’s get to it.

According to the seasons: Keep the clothes you use on regular basis in the front and the rest at the back or deep storage. Keep rotating this schedule depending on whenever it is seasonally appropriate. For instance, if it is monsoon you can store your summer wear in the deep storage and vice versa. In India as we have seasons like - summer, rainy, autumn and winter; you can arrange your clothes accordingly. This method can be combined with how often you wear your clothes. If there’s a pair of clothe you wear many times in a fortnight it’s better to have them in the front so you can access them easily.

According to the days of the week: You can arrange your clothes going by the days of the week for instance Monday’s formals, Tuesday’s semi-casuals…..Friday’s casuals. This way you can have four batches that you can wear for a month.

According to style or occasion: Group your clothes depending on whatever you feel fall under these categories. For instance you can group your clothes in terms of formal, western wear, ethnic wear, party wear, fitness wear, home wear, denim wear.

Organise depending on your convenience

Some other ways of organising your clothes include: by your favourite brands, colour, and size.  
By cluster: Cluster is nothing but a group of five to eight clothing pieces that work together, in other words it’s mixing and matching outfits. The main organising principle here is the colour, not season or style. Group similar-coloured garments together, and think what you can add to this group to form a cluster? For instance your blue jeans can match tops in pink, black, white, orange colours. Adding another piece to a cluster means you can wear the garment several different ways, using the clothing already in the closet. Store clothes by cluster, and you simplify the process of getting dressed and even buying clothes.

Visual appeal: Out of sight is out of mind. You’re more likely to wear a dress if you see it. This is why you need to arrange them according to your visual cue.

Visual appeal is an essential factor

Top: The top wardrobe shelves should have clothes that fall under the out-of-season. Your sweaters, warm clothes, towels, pillow case, blankets, bed spreads or linens can be placed there. This means you’ll mainly have clothes that are not used every day but occasionally.

Eye-level/Middle: Most frequently used items like your daily wears can be kept in the middle, at your eye level. This will aid in finding clothes with ease or rapidly identifying a particular item when you’re in a hurry.

Bottom: Items which you use less frequently can be kept at the bottom of your wardrobe.

Hang: Hanging clothes is the easiest way to identify the clothes you need and makes your wardrobe look clutter free.  Hang up anything made out of easily creased material, such as cotton and linen. Hang tops, jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, jackets, blazers, based on their length, from short to long or based on their colour from dark to light. Besides, you can arrange them on basis of style, for instance dresses from strapless to long sleeves and if space permits try hanging all your clothes. Swing down rail and trouser holder pull-out are some of the features in a Nolte wardrobe that are an added bonus while hanging clothes.  Avoid wasting space under your hanged clothes instead put few trunks or boxes of clothes under it.

Fold: You can fold your t-shirts, shorts, curtains and knit wears; thus allowing you to organise your wardrobe space appropriately. In fact, you can fold any item that doesn’t crease. In a Nolte wardrobe, you don’t have to worry about storage space as these wardrobes come with drawers that are enormous with extensive space to treasure all your sartorial elegance.

Roll: Another substitute for folding clothes is rolling. Rolled garments take up less room in the drawer; rolling lessens creases and rumpling. You can do this for t-shirts, ties, shorts and inner wears.

Hang, fold, roll

Let’s get to the drawers: Drawers are a great solution for keeping your belongings easily viewable. They allow you to cram your clothes or accessories into the farthest corner of your closet and still be able to see what you’re looking for. Keep folded items in the drawers. For instance-your inner wears can be neatly arranged by colour, size, and type. A Nolte wardrobe will have pull out drawers, slide out trays, and pull out organisers so you can arrange your clothes and accessories effortlessly. Moreover, you don’t have to bother about buying dividers and organisers; it’s a real load off your mind.

Organising shoes: If you can organise your shoes efficiently, you don’t have to worry about them taking a lot of space in your wardrobe. Here are some ways to organize your shoes:
  • Organise them by type like party wear, sports, sandals, heels, formal shoes and so on.
  • Organize them by how often you wear them. Keep your favorite pair of boots, flip-flops, or sneakers in the place with the easiest access.
  • Organise them by weather or season. Keep floaters in the front during rainy season, sandals for summer and the like.
  • With a Nolte wardrobe you can organize your shoes neatly on the slanted shoe rack in the wardrobe. You can even customise your requirements and have a personalised wardrobe. For tall or ankle boots, the wardrobes come with a hook shoe rack so you can hang them. Other features include slide out shoe rack.
Organising shoes is easy peasy

Organising accessories: You can organise your wallets, ties, jewellery, clutches in the drawers; hang belts, handbags, scarves, stoles on the hooks; stack hats one above another. This way everything is visible and does not get in your way. Here too there’s scope for organising your accessories in terms of type, colour and size. Nolte wardrobes have the slide out tie and belt rack, slide out tray and pull out drawers to arrange your accessories precisely.

Tricks and tips:
  •   If you have transparent boxes with clothes or accessories, label them so you can spot them easily as and when required without having to dig through each box.
  • Use vertical space to store more, but be sure not to stack so high that it tumbles.
  • Color coding your wardrobe makes finding things easier. So use differently coloured hangers to mark a different type of clothing. For example, you can hang your tops on white hangers, or your office wear on green hangers.
  • Use dividers or tags to group your clothes based on the categories like days of the week, weather, style, colour, size.
  • Every time you wear an item, turn the hanger around in the opposite way so that you don’t repeat wearing clothes in a week or so. After a few months, it becomes clear which clothes you haven’t worn for a long time and can live without.
  • Roll garments so you can save more space.
  • Use coordinated hangers for a clean look that will care for your clothes and help you stay organized.
  • Store your most-used items at eye level, less-used items below, and least-used items up high.
  • Drawers are for foldable items; hangers are for easily creased materials like dresses, pants, and suits.
  • Hooks are always an extra storage space.
  • You can tie your scarves around the horizontal length of a hanger. 

A beautiful wardrobe at the end of it

Follow these tips and work your way through systematically. At the end of it, you’ll have a beautiful wardrobe that’s organised keeping in mind the visual appeal and convenience for easy every day access to all the clothes and accessories you’re planning to wear.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Pros and Cons of an Island Kitchen

Island Kitchen Layouts: Kitchen islands have become pretty much the norm rather than the exception in kitchen design. One of every two new homes built have one. As many advantages as there are to an island, there are also some disadvantages. Let's take a look at some of both and from there you can make your own decision.

Top view of an Island Kitchen


  • Added counter spaces, added storage space, and sometimes even an additional work space or cook top are just some of the positives. 
  • The added counter space and storage space are the main reasons people install them, but islands are manufactured or can be designed to fit almost any purpose. 
  • Also, they have the advantage of being able to be renovated, allowing for more flexibility in room arrangement.
  • Looks great, especially in a spacious kitchen.
  • Invites socializing and discussion, since guests can crowd around the island countertop or it permits the cook and his assistants to take an active part in the socializing.
  • For snacks and quick meals, you can come together at your island if it has seating.
  • Island kitchens provide the ultimate connection between your kitchen and open-plan living spaces.
  • When preparing food, the counter space can be easily gobbled up by toaster ovens, microwaves, coffee makers, and various other countertop appliances. 
  • An island can be used solely for cooking and preparation, and some homeowners have incorporated cutting boards and a prep sink into the design of the island.
  • Islands also can be customised according to a homeowner’s needs. Instead of cabinetry, you can have a wine cooler or even a bookshelf for keeping cookbooks within reach.
  • Enlarges Preparation and Cooking Space
  • Have multi-purposes. It can provide a place to eat (with stools), to prepare food (with a sink) and to store beverages (with a wine cooler).
  • The island can turn a one-wall kitchen into a galley style, and an L-shaped layout into a horseshoe.
Island Kitchen by Nolte


  • Not suitable for small kitchens 
  • Unless you have a large kitchen, it takes up more kitchen floor space and reduces the Available Space in the Kitchen
  • Has a tip-over risk. It would be better to child-proof your island to prevent injury.
  • Can make the kitchen feel cramped if the island is too big for the space so it’s best in a medium to large size kitchen.
  • Again you may have a bigger investment as an island means additional cabinets and countertops.
  • There’s nowhere to hide. Your kitchen is on display and the pressure to keep it clean is greater. 
  • The open connection between kitchen and living area means there is little separation when it comes to noise and activity.
  • In smaller kitchens, an island may be impractical because of the space limitation. 
  • Islands may interfere with walking space or cause clearance issues when the refrigerator door or cabinet doors are open. 
  • For homeowners who find space is at a premium in the kitchen, an island may not be the best idea. 
Click here for Pros and Cons of a Straight Kitchen.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Pros and Cons of an L-shaped Kitchen

L-Shaped Modular Kitchen: This kitchen layout runs along two walls of the kitchen giving an L shaped look. The counter-tops adjoin around the two walls. This layout is one of the most popular and versatile kitchen layouts.

Top view of an L shaped kitchen


  • Convenient, compact and accommodates the work triangle perfectly. 
  • A smart design and great layout for medium sized or even small kitchen spaces with open plan designs.
  • Easy entrance with no through traffic adjustable worktops in corner space. 
  • It’s great for corner space as it eliminates the corner space optimization issue that most kitchens face.
  • The unique point of this layout is that it eliminates traffic completely and in case of bigger space it is flexible enough to have islands, a dining space or other work zones added on
  • Can adjust to any length
  • Can easily divide the kitchen into multiple work sites in close proximity to each other making it an efficient work area.
  • It eliminates traffic that disrupts the work zones
  • Dining space (i.e. table & chairs) can easily be added to this layout
  • It’s non-confining. With lots of floor space to wander around in, L-shaped kitchen designs can seem even more spacious than they really are.
  • An L-shaped kitchen floor plan offers more flexibility and easy working with three separate zones (cook, sink and refrigeration) that help to avoid collisions between household members.
  • It’s adaptable, functional, stylish and social. 
  • Excellent use of space. Everything can be seen at a glance in this kitchen design layout.
  • Simplifies process of cooking and cleaning up. There are virtually no obstacles for your workflow. 
  • It’s easier to renovate. Can be easily transformed by adding an island.
  • Very flexible design allowing appliances to be placed in a variety of locations
  • Ideal for large families or entertaining as it can open to a table or nearby room, making it easy for the cook to interact with guests.
  • All elements of the kitchen are easy to access.

L-shaped kitchen by Nolte
  • Not efficient for large kitchens
  • Not good for multiple cooks
  • Avoid this layout if your kitchen is large and can support other configurations, such as adding an island.
  • Spacing can be problematic
  • L-shaped kitchens can be very spread out, with appliances lining the counter top spaces extending along two walls. This is inefficient for the kitchen user.
  • The layout of the corner cabinet can be difficult to maneuver
  • The corner cabinet of any L-Shaped kitchen will naturally be the largest and the deepest, but getting pots and pans out of the corner can be difficult.
  • Sometimes this configuration is all about fitting everything in and the flow when cooking may not be ideal.
  • Not suitable for larger kitchens because appliances can become too spread out, making cooking a bit of a hassle. You could reduce the size of your work triangle with an island, though.
  • The largest counter space is in the middle of the “L,” meaning you may have to scrunch all smaller appliances together. 
  • Not an efficient use of space in a larger kitchen.
  • Like the Single-line and Galley layouts, it might be tough to have extra cooks in the kitchen.

L-Shaped Modular Kitchen with Island

Offering flexibility for both small and large homes, the L-Shaped Modular Kitchens with a central Island is great for multi-purpose homes of today. Each of these kitchen layout plans has their own features, pros and cons.

Top view of an L shaped kitchen with an island
  • Reduced size of your work triangle with an island
  • They are versatile, minimise kitchen traffic and allow ease of preparation.
  • They can be optimised based on the design of the home, its functionality, and overall look, and tailored to suit the homeowner’s requirement.
  • The open floor plan usually features plenty of space for an island. In fact, islands work especially well in L-shaped kitchens because they help control the flow of traffic, giving the cook space to work and the family a separate place to lounge and talk.
L shaped kitchen with an island by Nolte
Click here for Pros and Cons of an Island Kitchen.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Nolte at EuroCucina 2016

Living in the kitchen

Nolte K├╝chen, Germany's most popular kitchen brand is back in EuroCucina 2016. The week long design event saw the German manufacturer present its range of concept kitchens to the Milan audience.

Spread across 300 square meters, each display setting, like every Nolte kitchen, was individually designed and reflected a warm and vibrant atmosphere. The displays provided an insight into the versatility and large product portfolio that Nolte has come to known for. The common theme was a clear-cut contemporary approach, the use of cool colours and texture.

The innovative Nolte Neo collection had two displays dedicated to it. Neo is an unconventional approach to kitchen designing, that focuses on themes and is based on modules that can be combined freely. The Nolte core range featured the matte Lacquer and Wood based concept combinations - ARTWOOD and LEGNO.

As Managing Director Eckhard Wefing puts it, concepts have been key to Nolte. Without structure a large portfolio can be overwhelming to the customer. Concepts make it possible for customers to create highly individualistic kitchens - in styles, colours and materials entirely of their choice.

The Wood Concept

ARTWOOD features five realistic wood decors, graded from light to dark. LEGNO is available in three oak veneers. In both, the focus is on textures and look and feel. They can be teamed with matte and high-gloss fronts, including lacquered laminate finishes with FEEL and LUX and individually lacquered options such as SOFT LACK and NOVA LACK. The perfect solution when it’s the ‘natural look’ that appeals most to you.

In Milan, three of the seven displays were dedicated to the Wood Concept. There was ARTWOOD in its lightest variant,Natural Bough Oak, paired with LUX in High-gloss White.  The kitchen also featured a storage innovation where the Wall Panel System is matched to the ARTWOOD fronts, just one of around 100 decor options available. The system introduces cosiness to the room whilst using valuable wall space. It can be customised with a variety of shelf options, rotatable strip lights, accessory rails for modular racks and a TV screen.

ARTWOOD was also seen in dark Walnut Cuba, with FEEL in White soft matte. Matching open shelves, and flexible furniture options gave the kitchen more of a living room look.

LEGNO was showcased in Truffle Oak with NOVA LACK in a new High-gloss Deep Blue. The knots and cracks of the thick veneer were shown off to best advantage on the new Pocket Doors, which Nolte Kitchen launched for their 1950mm high tall units. The doors slide back into the carcase to reveal the units behind them. These can be fully fitted with appliances, wall and tall units or a sink module. When closed, the Pocket Doors give the room an uncluttered appearance.

The LEGNO kitchen also featured the 900mm base unit height, Matrix 900, a  recurring ingredient on the stand in Milan. Unique within Nolte Kitchen’s 150mm grid dimension, it offers an extra 20 per cent storage space in comparison to a standard unit. It also provides an ideal working height within harmonious proportions.

Linked to the wood theme through texture and via the trend for natural materials and nature like decors, the fourth kitchen was dedicated to STONE. The display brought together the Basalt decor option with FEEL in a soft matte Lacquer White. The contrast of colours and finishes was utilised to visually divide the kitchen in a cooking and living area, right down to the island that includes a bench.

The matte Lacquer Concept

Colour in all its versatility was the focus in this display that featured CARISMA LACK from the matte Lacquer Concept. First introduced for 2015, it has since been widely recognised as a simple, yet effective planning instrument. 16 carefully matched shades, including the popular neutrals and greys as well as more vibrant shades inspired by nature, are divided into a cool and a warm palette. Colour pairings result in attractive two-tone combinations, but customers can also mix and match. Co-ordinating panels, shelves and plinths ensure that the kitchen has a harmonious look right down to the finer details. The matte Lacquer Concept comprises four door ranges, from a slab door that also has the handle-less option through to traditional Shaker Styles and ornamental frames, and is therefore applicable to all styles. The display on the stand is structured via the pairing of trend colours Quartz Grey and Papyrus Grey. Rosehip was an eye catcher.  Low units turned into benches with storage were further proof of the flexibility of the furniture.

Nolte Neo – the modular concept

Nolte Kitchen’s stand in Milan focused on “Salon” and “Loft”. With it’s 3D patterns on the fronts of units and a matching floor reflecting on the mirror doors of a Matrix 900 island, “Salon” turns the kitchen world upside down whilst offering all the comforts of an ergonomic living kitchen. Neo is guaranteed to impress when entertaining guests.

Customers can choose from three themes, “Chalet”, “Loft” and “Salon”, and go on to create their individual living space by mixing and matching elements. These include an art pedestal, various kinds of shelves and even a fireplace. A colourful island with graffiti print took centre stage in the “Loft” kitchen. Instead of the metal found in the modules from this theme, the design had been complemented with Arctic White doors from the SOFT LACK range and a geometrical arrangement of box shaped shelves and panels to create an urban look. Mixing the “Loft” furniture with that from the Nolte core range showed off the flexibility of the concepts, which in themselves provide numerous options but result in even more individual designs when combined.

*Survey by the German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ) for news channel n-tv, January 2015

Monday, 18 April 2016

Pros and Cons of a G-shaped Kitchen

G shaped modular kitchen: This layout is basically a U-shape with a long peninsula affixed to one side. The peninsula is generally used as a work space or for dining. The partial fourth wall includes additional cabinets and counter top space.  This kitchen is also called peninsula kitchen. The kitchen units and appliances are fitted in an oval shape, often with a horizontal bar or food preparation area at the mouth of the “G.” 

Top view of a G shaped Kitchen

  • The Peninsula or G-shaped kitchen layout is a useful and versatile layout for a small, medium or large kitchen in an open concept floor plan.
  • Great for rectangular space
  • Efficient for a small kitchen space
  • Can adjust to any length
  • Offers visual impact.
  • Can easily divide the kitchen into multiple work sites
  • It includes an extra unit that can be utilised as a kitchen bar, breakfast bar or additional cabinet space. 
  • Provides plenty of storage capacity, with long, contiguous counter tops.  
  • This layout can often accommodate multiple cooks in the kitchen.
  • Best suited to those who want to pack every square inch of kitchen possible into their space but don't have room for the clearance required around an island.
  • Make sure the peninsula is not so long that getting in and out of the kitchen becomes difficult.
  • Optimises the utilization of space, leaving expansive counter tops clutter-free while being stylish and understated.
  • The most social, efficient, expansive and flexible kitchen layout. 
  • Suitable for families and good for socialising without interruption.
  • A peninsula layout is a practical solution for smaller kitchens that need additional work space, storage or seating.
  • Seating is a priority. It turns this functional space into the heart of the home. Any time of the day, the cook can have a natural connection with family and friends. 
  • Minimal space, maximum function. As this G-shaped kitchen is such a tight fit, plenty of storage was introduced to make items easy to find with minimal mess. `
  • G-shaped kitchen provides a free walk-through zone without hindered movement from cabinets, doors and a busy corridor. 
  • With an extra bench space attached there’s more room for prepping and chopping in this kitchen.


  • This layout creates a kitchen with unusable open space.
  • Enclosed from the rest of the house.
  • There is less counter top space for cooking. You may just end up adding in a movable island or cart to add an additional working surface.
  • Everything’s compact and close.
  • Lot of traffic can cause congestion.
  • Not efficient for large kitchens.
  • Not good for multiple cooks if size is small.

G-Shaped Modular Kitchen with Island
Although relatively uncommon, G-Shaped Kitchen with a central Island is perfect for large homes. The large availability of space and reduced kitchen traffic make its use very convenient.

Top view of a G shaped Kitchen with Island
Click here for Pros and Cons of an L-shaped kitchen