One Article Takes You Through All Cabinet Layouts

- Aug 15, 2020-

Modern cabinets have developed from a traditional single storage function to a comprehensive household essentials that integrates washing, cooking, storage and decoration. Reasonable design of the overall cabinet layout is conducive to improving the comfort and applicability of the kitchen. Common overall cabinet layout designs include I-type layout design, II-type layout design, L-shaped design, U-shaped design and island-shaped design.


1. Type I


1. Layout characteristics


The cabinet design of the I-type layout is relatively compact. Generally, all the working areas are laid out along a wall, and the working path is a straight line. It is mainly used in situations where parallel design or L-shaped design cannot be accommodated. It is the simplest form of layout.


The I-type layout design has a simple structure and saves space. The advantage of this layout is that all work is completed in a straight line, saving space and cost, but when multiple people operate, it will affect each other, and because the labor route is repeated, the space is narrow and long. Feel tired.


2. Applicable space


This kind of kitchen is more common in small apartments with an area of about 7 square meters. It is suitable for single people or small families with simple cooking, small population, and little demand for storage space.


2. Type II


1. Layout characteristics


Type II design is also called two-line or side-by-side layout design. The overall cabinet layout design arranges the operating table and the stove in a line, while the washing area and the operating area are arranged on the opposite side, and the working path is two parallel straight lines.


The storage space of the kitchen with this layout design is larger than that of the I type, and the kitchen aisle can be used repeatedly to improve the efficiency of the space. However, the operation is not convenient. The body must be rotated 180 degrees frequently during operation, and the number of turns may cause fatigue.


2. Applicable space


The width of this room type is wider than that of the I type, which is suitable for the apartment type with larger kitchen area.


Three, L type


1. Layout characteristics


The L-shaped design is a common layout design in kitchen design. As the name suggests, the entire kitchen design presents the layout of the L-shaped length and width ratio. The sink, refrigerator and stove are placed on the three sides, and the working path is two right-angled sides, which is a relatively reasonable working triangle.


The L-shaped kitchen is more economical and is the most space-saving design in the kitchen layout. You can experience the fun of "small space, large kitchen". The advantage is that the storage capacity is large and the moving line is short, which can improve the work efficiency while effectively using the space, but the two sides of the L-shaped layout should not be too long.


2. Applicable space


The L-shaped layout has a small corner more than the I-shaped layout, so it is suitable for long and narrow kitchens with a large ratio of length to width.


Four, U-shaped


1. Layout characteristics


U-shaped design is the best layout design for the basic functions of the whole cabinet. The overall cabinet layout design will place the sink at the bottom of the U-shape, and the operating area and cooking area are arranged on both sides of the U-shape.


The U-shaped design has a large area, can place a large number of kitchen appliances, and is convenient to fetch, the activity space is more flexible, and the moving line is shorter. There are two types of U type: integrated U type and split U type. The integrated U type has two corners and the split U type has one corner.


2. Applicable space


Since the U-shaped layout requires three adjacent walls, the width of the kitchen should be sufficient, which is more suitable for a large and square-shaped kitchen space, so that it will not produce a sense of oppression.


Five, island type


1. Layout characteristics


Island layout is also called point layout. Island design is mostly used in open kitchens. Island kitchen design can be L-shaped cabinets, flat-shaped cabinets or U-shaped cabinets with island tables. The island is generally designed in the middle of the kitchen. Other cooking furniture and cooking work must be carried out with the island as the center. The island can be a dining area or a table for preparing meals.


This arrangement is suitable for many people to participate in kitchen work, create an active kitchen atmosphere, and enhance emotional communication between family members.


2. Applicable space


The island kitchen layout has high requirements on the area and is suitable for kitchens of more than 15 square meters. It is more common in the design of villa kitchens. The cooking methods of Chinese-style homes are mostly heavy oil and heavy salt, with a lot of oily smoke and strong odor. Open kitchens are not particularly suitable.


The kitchen is a highly functional indoor space. It is independent and closely related to other housing spaces. When designing the kitchen, you must consider the size of the kitchen itself and the basis of form to make a choice Appropriate layout form.