Starting from the fact that each kitchen is a unique space, it could be said that there are as many types of kitchen as there are kitchens. However, at a professional level, to understand each other, we talk about types of cuisine depending on the distribution that is made of the space dedicated to cooking, storing food, putting cooking utensils and, ultimately, integrating the room where it is located. They manipulate food. Be that as it may, if all experts agree, it is that the best kitchen is the one that is able to offer the maximum comfort to work the food, to work in the kitchen, to find what is needed at each moment and, at the design, does not clash with the style of the rest of the rooms of the property.
Types of kitchens, according to their distribution
Kitchen in L
One of the most common in homes. Thanks to its wedge shape allows to have the cooking area, cleaning and culinary appliances in a matter of a few steps, which facilitates the cooking task. It is ideal when you have little space, as long as you leave a free wall to use it as a dining area in the kitchen and earn a living room.
Kitchen in U The layout of these kitchens has the shape of the letter U with three modules: one main center and two others that are attached to it by the corners. It is an ideal solution when you have a few meters, because of the way in which space is used to place everything you need in a kitchen.
Depending on where the modules point, we will find a closed environment or a completely open one. In the first case the separation can help us to get a ‘tight’ space in an open room. In the second we can take advantage of the central space to build a dining room inside the kitchen.
Kitchen with island
What characterizes this type of kitchen is the presence of a central module on which all kitchen activity is revolved. This allows to free the walls to place tall furniture, shelves or all kinds of high-volume appliances.
To be aesthetic they require a minimum of space, because if the apartment is scarce the presence of the island can hinder movement. It is especially recommended for square spaces where the furniture is attached to the wall. Within this type we find the kitchen with island multifunction. A space that serves us equally to cook that to eat, if we opt for an island with bar area or folding table.
Kitchen with parallel modules
Those kitchens in which we find two modules located one in front of the other. This arrangement eliminates corners and is especially useful and showy in long, narrow kitchens, where only in this way can you get the most out of them.
The ideal in these spaces is to leave the work area at the end and place the high furniture and appliances at the entrance to get a greater sense of space.
Kitchen in line Most kitchens are online kitchens. These are the ones that have a single module, without corners, surrounded by furniture on the sides leaving free space on the remaining three walls.
It can be a perfect solution if we think of forming a single space next to the room if it is not very large. So that everything is perfectly integrated we must choose a style that gives continuity to what we find in the living room, which will also be our dining room.
Kitchen with peninsula
They are very similar to kitchens with island. The main difference is that in kitchens with peninsula, the central module appears attached to the rest of the kitchen by one of its sides.
It is a great resource if we have elongated kitchens since with the peninsula we will be able to mitigate the sensation of tube dividing our space in two parts. As was the case with the island, the peninsula can be used as a kitchen, as a workplace and as a piece of furniture to store appliances or kitchen elements.