Formed by two adjoining runs of cabinets, the L-shaped kitchen has become a ubiquitous part of a standard home. Houzz breaks down the basic design principles to creating a brilliant L-shaped kitchen.

L-shaped kitchens can be versatile in design based on the length of countertops and placement of the sinks and appliances. Depending on where the windows are, you and your client can design an L-shaped kitchen that is functional and also meets all of their kitchen storage needs.

If your client wants an L-shaped kitchen, be sure that you give them a list of pros and cons for this type of kitchen. The L-shaped kitchen allows for an organized and efficient workflow because you can have two separate work zones which can easily accommodate multiple people. The L-shaped kitchen also allows for convenient entertaining, where clients can still prep and cook while still conversing with guests. If functionality is important, highlight this pro to your client.

When working on L-shaped kitchen design, be sure to pay particular attention to the placement of the sink. Include the sink and appliance placement along the longer run of the L shape. Include cabinets and storage along the shorter run. If you are using tall cabinets in an L-shaped kitchen project, be sure to place tall cabinetry as far away from a window as possible to avoid blocking natural light. The cooktop is to be placed along the longer run to create a necessary prep area on either side of the cooktop.

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