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L-Shaped Kitchen

L-Shaped Kitchen Designs

The L-shaped kitchen is one of the most popular plans because it makes efficient use of relatively small spaces. This type of plan fits into a corner, creating a work space that's out-of-the-way.

Anyone interested in ergonomics will appreciate that an L-shaped kitchen plan creates a highly efficient work area. In many cases, the sink, refrigerator, and stove create a triangle that makes it easy for a person to prepare food with minimal movement.

Some benefits of having an L-shaped kitchen plan include:

  • - Efficiency
  • - Through traffic doesn't disrupt work
  • - Easy to divide into smaller work spaces
  • - Uses corner space efficiently

There are some drawback to using this plan under certain circumstances.

The L-shaped plan rarely works well in large kitchens.

It's also inefficient when more than one person tries to cook at once. The very features that make it ergonomically successful for one person to use make it difficult for multiple cooks. Too many cooks in the kitchen, after all, can make for an inconvenient or inefficient workflow, even with the best of layouts.

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