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Tailored kitchen layout options to suit every home

Updated: Mar 28

For many of us, the kitchen is where we spend most of our time. Whether it's preparing meals, having dinner with the family or hosting loved ones, it’s no surprise that our kitchens are often labelled as the centre of the home. However, when it comes to renovating your kitchen, it can be difficult to know which layout will balance your practical needs with aesthetic preferences. 


Luckily, there are several ways in which tailoring your kitchen layout can improve both the functionality and style of your kitchen. In this blog post, we’ve outlined 5 tailored kitchen layout options to suit every home…  


Kitchen islands



Gaining widespread popularity in recent years, kitchen islands are a fantastic and functional addition to the heart of your home. Typically placed in the centre of the room, a kitchen island is a freestanding cabinet or countertop that offers an abundance of storage and workspace when preparing meals. As well as providing increased functionality, kitchen islands can significantly enhance a kitchen’s layout and are suitable for both small and large spaces.


When combined with additional seating, kitchen islands can also be used as a sleek and stylish focal point and serve as a dining or socialising area - ideal for hosting guests throughout the year!


L-shaped kitchens



Providing a spacious feel to your culinary haven, L-shaped kitchens are back on trend. This popular kitchen layout comprises two adjacent walls, accompanied by countertops and cabinets arranged into an ‘L’ shape. This particular layout offers ample floor space for a breakfast or dining area, as well as copious amounts of countertop room for your kitchen appliances and food prep. Say goodbye to cramped cooking!


The open-plan design of an L-shaped kitchen also allows for an inclusive and sociable environment, meaning you can engage with your guests whilst whipping up a feast!


U-shaped kitchens



Making its first appearance in the 1960’s, the layout of a U-shaped kitchen has been popular for many years. Utilising three walls to create a ‘U’ shape, this timeless kitchen layout is particularly efficient for larger kitchens and benefits from increased storage, sizeable countertop space and versatility. 


With its triangular layout, this design seamlessly blends functionality and aesthetics. A U-shaped kitchen’s unique formation ensures everything you require to cook and clean is easily accessible, and pairs well with both traditional and contemporary designs. 


Open-plan kitchen



Open-plan kitchens are an ideal layout for those looking to increase the space and flow of their kitchen. By removing the walls that separate the kitchen from your living or dining areas, an open-plan layout improves natural lighting and creates a sense of openness with an airy and spacious feel. 


Not only that, open-plan kitchens significantly enhance social interaction with large groups of family and friends during special occasions - or even just weeknight dinners! 


Breakfast bar



A firm family favourite, breakfast bars never seem to go out of style! A raised counter often attached to a kitchen island, breakfast bars are a convenient and space saving alternative to a conventional dining table. Incorporating seating around these stylish kitchen add-ons offers a cosy and casual dining option, as well as a flexible workspace for those without a home office. 


Breakfast bars also benefit from additional counter space, creating more room and a stress-free environment for those hosting loved ones for important milestones this year! 


Interested in transforming your kitchen in 2024? At North East Interiors, you can enhance your kitchen for less, as we are offering up to 50% off our German kitchen supplier, Schüller, for all quotes made before the 31st January. Hurry, there is only one week left to take advantage of our 50% offer and make your dream kitchen a reality! 




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