The most important benefit of a G-shaped kitchen design is its virtually unlimited storage space. While this type of kitchen design is pretty much similar to the U-shaped kitchen, it’s bigger in space and more practical when it comes to optimally utilising a big kitchen area.
The gallery-shaped or parallel kitchen typically divides the kitchen into two parallel counters that can be used for two distinct purposes — operating area and storage area. The main platform can be used for cleaning, prepping, and cooking, while the opposite platform can be utilised as a storage area for appliances, kitchen accessories, and other essentials, or even as an additional workspace. Owing to its compact and no-fuss design, the gallery layout works particularly well for kitchens that are used exclusively for preparing meals.
Island kitchens are typically designed with a centrally placed countertop that’s unattached to the main kitchen area. And since, this kitchen area is easily accessible from all sides, an island layout adds to the functionality of a kitchen, providing ease of movement and unhindered work traffic. The island was basically designed for serving the purpose of additional space required for food preparation and cooking support, but today, families increasingly use the island as a table for breakfasts and for sharing quick bites.
By far, the most common design in modern Indian kitchens, this type of kitchen utilises two adjoining walls of the kitchen that meet each other perpendicularly. This is why the L-shape kitchen provides a continuous working platform, allowing for a convenient and easy movement along the work areas, without any clutter or hindrance.
The most compact of all kitchen layouts, a straight kitchen is a single-wall composition where all the storage, cooking and cleaning areas are designed along a single wall. Being a single-walled unit, straight kitchens consume less space yet provide great functionality and convenience without letting you feel the space crunch.
The star feature of a U-shaped kitchen design lies in its ability to provide unrestricted kitchen working traffic along with three walls of storage and a huge counter space. The three sides of the design can each be dedicated to a specific function — cooking and prepping meals, cleaning up, and storage.