Principle that is used as basic references for architects and interior designers are to design a kitchen that is healthy and comfort and functional based on triangle concept. Triangle concept is form of continuous flow of the activities between storage area and cleaning area and cooking area. Placement or efficient kitchen layout of each area has various that are tailored to the needs and shape of kitchen space. Each layout certainly has advantages and disadvantages; it is a challenge for architects and interior designers to work optimally.
Before you buy kitchen furniture such as cabinets and islands, it would be better to know about the best efficient kitchen layout first. It is related to do with how long or much furniture that you need to fill your kitchen to support your activities. If you have no much space, single line or I-line layout is good to be applied. This is the simplest layout because the form is elongated like I letter against a wall side. This is not spending much space because it needs about 3-4 meters only. The most important thing of this single line layout is stove and sinks position. The best position of sink is in the middle of stove and refrigerator. Leave few areas between three areas to cutting area.
The most used of efficient kitchen layout is U shape. As the name implied, U shape layout is like U letter. Each of storage and cleaning and cooking area is clearly separated by a short distance so that it makes you comfort in doing cooking activities. The disadvantages of this layout are there is unused area especially in the corner of cabinets, but it is not a big problem. And the advantages of this layout are one sides of layout can be used as an island where you can use it as dining table and storage area. Other popular efficient kitchen layout is L shape. People who choose this kitchen layout is usually have a purpose to focus the kitchen activities on side of the corner. This layout is suitable applied for small kitchen.
Sometimes many people choose double line layout because it is the most efficient and maximum in utilize the kitchen space. It is because there is no unused space which happens in the corners like L and U shape. This double line shape consists of two lines of cabinet arrangement that extends and facing each other to form a corridor in the middle. But this double line shape is usually applied for spacious kitchen. Actually, efficient kitchen layout certainly should not be a box with 90 degree angle. A kitchen can be designed in various forms like trapezoidal or even circle with curve walls. But in principle, some kitchen layouts that we discuss before can be basic reference of arrange the kitchen. About the style of kitchen, it depends on your taste.