An L-shaped kitchen layout can be ideal for smaller spaces. Both the counters can be as long as the space permits, but shorter tops mean less distance between the sink and often used appliances, allowing you to use the space more efficiently, which is what the L shape is all about.
If the kitchen is larger, you can also have a table as an island in the centre of the kitchen. The island can also have chairs and a sink. The table not only gives you some extra storage space, your family can also have meals there. It becomes a great concept when a fried pops in just when you’re cooking. The island can also become a banquet counter, if required. Or else use it to put some flowers and fruit.
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Of course, if you do not have a formal dining room, then you can forego the island for a dinner table with chairs unless space permits you to have both. If your kitchen faces the front or back yard, you could have a doorway leading there. It opens up more space for entertaining, especially with some chairs.
You can either have wall-mounted cabinets or shelves or a combination of both. If you have a long window, then organised your storage beneath the counter tops. You might go with stone walls and tile flooring complement the marble counters and the metallic ambiance of the appliances. For lighting, you may need an overhead fixture while cooking, while other areas of the kitchen could do with wall-mounted lamps.