There are different configurations to consider: standard, island, L-shaped, U-shaped, hidden, modular, compact and round.
The standard kitchen configuration is the most basic one and is also called a one-wall kitchen. It is best for studio flats and small apartments because it takes up less space. This layout has work counters situated in one parallel configuration against the wall, with integrations such as ovens and gas stoves situated next to the workstations. A disadvantage with this type of configuration is that it provides a small preparation area.
kitchen by GD Arredamenti
This is a kitchen layout that is very efficient and spacious. Ideally suited for large rooms, it is a workstation located in the middle of the room with two or four walls opposite each other framing the whole space. There are typically no corner cabinets integrated into this configuration. The island is great for multiple people who need to pass by either side of the station. The disadvantage of this layout is that it will take more time to do the plumbing and installation of electrical wiring.
Kitchen island by DOCA
Usually seen in family homes, the L-Shaped configuration leaves the space in the middle open, making it easier to move around. A dining table or island can also be placed in this space depending on your needs. This layout has two walls in an L-shape with a corner cabinet.
L-shaped contemporary kitchen by Euromobil
Also known as a horseshoe kitchen, the U-shaped layout has three base units, allotting for plenty of cabinets and integrated appliances. If you have a large space and spend a lot of time in the kitchen, this is an ideal configuration.
U-shape contemporary kitchen by BORA Vertriebs
Parts of the kitchen are hidden in this type of configuration, making it perfect for minimalist and modern homes. This layout is good for small-sized apartments as it saves space. Sliding track cabinets can conceal appliances such as sinks, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens when they are not in use. It works well with other configurations and you can combine it if you’d prefer only part of the kitchen to be hidden.
Hidden kitchen by GAMADECOR – PORCELANOSA Grupo
The modular kitchen is a set of compartments—cabinets, racks, shelves, drawers—which you can buy individually and install separately. The sets can come in different shapes and sizes so be sure to measure your space before buying the individual parts. This configuration is popular in apartments as it optimizes the available space, with individual parts easily movable from one area to another. A great plus for this layout is that if one part of the kitchen is damaged, it can easily be replaced or repaired. Manufacturers also build modules in standard sizes, making it easy to shop for parts online.
Modular kitchen by MAAMI HOME
The compact configuration comprises a furnished culinary set that is ready-made for tiny spaces and apartments. It can also be used outdoors, as it can be moved in any area. Also known as kitchenettes, they are built as an all-in-one package that includes a sink, stovetop, refrigerator, oven and storage. It is a cost-efficient option as there is no need to buy additional appliances. A disadvantage for this layout is that it will not last as long as other standard and fixed kitchens and if you need to replace any parts they will have to be from the same manufacturer.
Compact kitchen byTM Italia
Also known as a circular kitchen, this configuration is less common and comes in different layouts. It can have an enclosed or open space around a circular or oval island in the middle of the space, but can also be connected to the wall. It is a non-standard layout that requires more planning and is usually custom-designed, making its price higher than other kitchen configurations.
Round kitchen by Ar-Tre