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The Dezeen guide to kitchen layouts including peninsula, island and galley styles

July 29, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Peninsula kitchens

Designing a kitchen? Our latest Dezeen guide explains eight of the most common kitchen layouts with links to lookbooks containing hundreds of examples to inspire you. One-wall kitchens The one-wall kitchen is the simplest of layouts, featuring cabinets and countertops arranged along a single wall. The arrangement takes up less floor space than other formations

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Ten L-shaped kitchens with extensive countertop space

June 26, 2021 James Parkes 0
L-shaped kitchen beneath a rounded ceiling

The latest lookbook in our series exploring kitchen layouts highlights 10 examples from Dezeen’s archive that have two connected countertops that form an L-shaped layout. L-shaped kitchens are organised in the shape of the letter L usually with a long row of cabinetry adjoined to a slightly smaller projecting section. However, in some instances, the countertops can be

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Eight compact U-shaped kitchens designed by architects

June 19, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Eight space-efficient U-shaped kitchens

In the latest in our series exploring kitchen layouts, we’ve picked eight examples from Dezeen’s archive with U-shaped configurations to make efficient use of space. As the name suggests, U-shaped kitchens consist of three worktops connected to form an open rectangle. Popular in smaller interiors, the practical layout creates plenty of counter space for food

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Ten one-wall kitchens designed by architects that free up floorspace

June 12, 2021 James Parkes 0
The kitchen is lined against a rendered wall

Continuing our series of kitchen lookbooks, we’ve selected ten projects from Dezeen’s archive with kitchens organised along a single wall. One-wall kitchens feature a simple, linear layout that takes up less floorspace than other configurations while creating a less cluttered layout. They are popular in small interiors as well as in larger, open-plan spaces as

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Ten beautiful and practical combined kitchen dining rooms

June 6, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Marine house extension designed by David Barr Architects

For our latest lookbook, we’ve found ten projects in the Dezeen archive where kitchens and dining rooms have been combined into one practical and sociable space. Most homes around the world traditionally had separate areas for preparing and eating food but over the last few decades, the popularity of combined kitchen dining rooms has soared.

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Ten space-saving peninsula kitchens designed by architects

June 5, 2021 India Block 0
Tsubo House in London, UK, by Fraher & Findlay

This lookbook highlights ten examples of peninsula kitchens, which have the functionality of kitchen islands but are a more space-saving solution. Named after the geological feature, a kitchen peninsula is a spur that juts out from the wall or work surfaces, creating a three-sided surface. Peninsulas are often additionally used as breakfast bars for casual

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Fourteen space-efficient galley kitchens with plenty of storage

May 29, 2021 James Parkes 0
Light wood covers the kitchen

For our latest lookbook, we’ve rounded up 14 galley designs by architects and designers that create space-saving and efficient kitchens. A galley kitchen features two parallel rows of units separated by a passage. It is named after the food preparation area on ships, which are traditionally narrow, cramped spaces called galleys. Galley layouts are often

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Ten kitchens with breakfast bars designed by architects

May 22, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Orange kitchen in Barcelona

Kitchens with breakfast bars feature in today’s lookbook, which showcases ten interiors from Dezeen’s archive. Breakfast bars are multi-functional, bar-height counters where people can perch on bar stools to socialise or dine. An informal alternative to the dining table, they can also be used for working from home, helping to make the kitchen a multi-purpose

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Ten kitchens with islands that make food preparation easier and more enjoyable

May 16, 2021 India Block 0

For this lookbook, we’ve chosen ten kitchen interiors that feature islands that are both practical and sociable. Kitchen islands are freestanding, counter-height units that are usually rectangular in shape and offer additional storage and preparation space. They work particularly well in open-plan spaces, providing a clear line of sight between the kitchen and dining areas

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Ten bright kitchens that are flooded with natural light

April 3, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Akari House, Spain, by Mas-aqui

In the first of a trio of spring lookbooks this Easter weekend, we’ve selected ten bright kitchens that are flooded with light from wide windows, skylights and full-height glass doors. This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series feature inspiring outdoor living spaces, calming green kitchens,

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