L-Shaped kitchen layout

1. Key features of an L-shaped kitchen
The L-shaped layout opens up the kitchen space so family and friends can come and go without collisions.

Key space considerations:

  • It’s an open plan kitchen with two adjacent walls.
  • There’s enough space for multiple cooks and guests to be in the kitchen together.
  • Add an island bench to create a flexible and interactive space for dining and entertaining.
2. Functionality considerations

An island bench

Adding an island bench to an L-shaped kitchen creates a flexible and interactive space for families and those who love to entertain. It gives you more space for food prep, casual meals, the kids homework and drinks with friends.

Arranging appliances for functional flow

An L-shaped kitchen with an island gives you three zones for cooking, cleaning up (sink and dishwasher) and casual dining with great functional flow. If you prefer facing out while cooking put the cooktop on the island bench.

3. View L-shaped kitchen designs of inspiration

Bold and stylish - With matt black dominating the colour monochrome colour palette, dual Silestone benchtops in various colours, textures this show-stopping kitchen is an entertainers delight. View gallery  

Modern minimalist - Clean lines with pastel accents create a modern kitchen within a small space. View gallery  

Modern contempory - A sleek, understated kitchen with built-in appliances for a modern finish creates 'wow' in a small space. View gallery  

4. Explore layout options

U-Shaped - The U-shape kitchen is suitable for larger kitchen spaces and is a great option for families who spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Learn more  

Galley - The galley kitchen is the most functional kitchen design for most spaces. It is a modern design that allows the shortest access to all areas of the kitchen. Learn more  

Single-wall - The Single-wall kitchen is ideal for apartments or small spaces as all appliances and cabinetry are built along one wall. Best for basic cooking. Learn more