L-Shaped Kitchens

L-Shaped kitchens makes best use of two walls that meet at a corner. It is a good option for large spaces with a comfortable and continuous design. 

Options Worth Considering
  • A Continuous Work Surface that meets at the corner between two walls. Cabinetry and sit under the work surface with tall cabinets footing both ends

  • Segregated Sections, one wall hosting the majority of your appliances (refrigerator, cooker, etc) with the other wall being made of a success of cabinets

  • Centralised Dining so that the dining area and the kitchen reside in the same place. Think of an Island Kitchen, but a dining table there instead. 

Floor Plan Examples

A - Work Area

B - Tall Cabinets

Advantages of L-Shaped Kitchens

L-Shaped Kitchens are a practical solution when it comes to working around existing plumbing and electrics, all whilst giving you the ability to section out different work areas with aesthetic considerations. 

  • Dining space is sometimes hard to find in smaller spaces. An L-Shaped Kitchen makes space by keeping the kitchen on the edges of the space, leaving room for a dining table in the centre of the room

  • Save money on new piping and rewiring as most homes (especially homes which aren't newly built) will have these infrastructures in the existing walls. Making use of these is all the more possible with an L-Shaped Kitchen due to it making use of the walls which are there, eliminating the need to invite additional works

  • Make use of small spaces - an L-Shaped Kitchen doesn't require you to have a massive space to work with. Adding a peninsula could also bring in extra elements

Workflow Dynamics

A - Sink Area

B - Oven / Cooker

C - Work Area

D - Refrigerator

E - Pantry

L-Shaped Kitchen design can make full use of your natural workflow.


There can be simple segregation; cabinets on one site with work work area and appliances being on the other side. Alternatively, you can have your main storage cabinetry residing on both ends of the kitchen, giving you a work area (with your appliances) which is continuous and meets centrally. It also minimises through-traffic, meaning that others will be getting under your feet less often.