In our previous blog, we addressed the importance of having a work triangle in a kitchen so there is flow. Having a triangular flow will improve your ease as you prepare food, moving easily between the refrigerator, stove/oven and sink. There are a variety of different kitchen styles that help to achieve this flow when you are considering kitchen remodeling for your Bay Area home.

The L-Shaped Layout

One of the most common kitchen style is the L-shaped kitchen configuration. The two adjoining walls have everything your kitchen needs. With this layout, it gives the kitchen an open feel, allowing guests to come in and mingle or join the cook in the kitchen. The only drawback is that the cook won’t be facing the guests.

The L-Shaped Layout with an Island

Depending on the size of your kitchen, you may be able to add an island or a table to offer more working counter space. With this island, you can include an eat in kitchen bar for the family to eat at and allow guests a surface around which to mingle and join with the chef in food preparation.

Hire kitchen remodeling professionals to help you decide and build the best kitchen design. SOD Builders has a full-service staff of architects, designers, general contractors and interior designers to give you the most practical kitchen for your lifestyle. We will walk you through the whole process so the kitchen is exactly what you were dreaming of at the beginning or even better. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with our staff to discuss kitchen remodeling ideas.