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Types of Kitchen Layouts & Their Benefits

  • 2021-10-05 10:14:10

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The world of kitchen design is boundless, which explains why most of us constantly yearn for a kitchen space that’s new, refreshing and beautiful. However, as the saying goes, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

But what you can do, though, is to read on and find out the different types of layouts for kitchen spaces. That way, you might just come across a layout that you love more than the others — and hopefully, this will help you make an informed decision on your next big kitchen project.

Open Concept Kitchen

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This probably isn’t going to be your first time hearing the term ‘open concept,’ and it really shouldn’t be, because open concept kitchens are a dime a dozen — with a good reason for that.


— An open-concept kitchen is prized for its ability to seamlessly transition between spaces in your home. The kitchen then becomes a porous attraction that serves as a bridge connecting the rest of your home, whereby chatting, cooking and dining occur within a single space.

— The absence of walls and partitions in an open concept kitchen enables it to look lighter and airier, thus making your kitchen look and feel less compact.

Bare & Minimal Kitchen

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Not a fan of big old overhead cabinets and kitchen hoods? This one’s for you. If you’re looking to have your kitchen look bigger than it actually is, your best bet would be to remove any unnecessary storage compartments. This essentially results in a light and effortless kitchen space that almost resembles a contemporary art piece in a gallery.


— With a bare and minimal kitchen, items are usually stored underneath the line of sight while its vertical space is usually emptied and spacious, making your kitchen a lot less suffocating.

— A more breathable kitchen space also translates to a more comfortable space for users to be in. As such, users tend to stay in the kitchen longer which then enables the space to take on the role of a catalyst for conversation and bonding sessions.

Partitioned Kitchen

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If you’re adamant about employing an open concept kitchen in fear of grease and odour staining your furniture, a partitioned kitchen might just do the trick.


— Glass partitions serve a very important purpose of separating spaces, without dividing them. As such, connectivity and flow is ensured throughout your home, all while making sure that the chaos in the kitchen stays within the kitchen.

— Partition designs can also serve as an aesthetic piece in your home. Depending on your preferences, a partition can be made to reflect a certain style of design. Maybe it’s time to bring back those 90s glass blocks.

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