Tips on the L Shaped Kitchen

The L Shaped kitchen – Kitchenality, kitchen specialists of Macclesfield offer design tips. Feel free to book a free design consultation.

The shape of the kitchen is crucial to the smooth running of your home.  It’s therefore, vital to consider the right shape and layout for your needs at the first planning stage. The classic L Shaped kitchen is a versatile design suitable for all size rooms and where a feeling of open space is key.

The L Shaped kitchen has two runs of cabinets along adjacent walls, at right angles.  If space allows, it leaves the option of adding an island unit for extra storage and work area, or a table and chairs.

The Work Triangle

The optimum work triangle can easily be designed into this layout.  The fridge at one end, hob at the other and sink in the middle.  This means that the cook can move efficiently between appliances to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen.  Appliances should be between 1.2m and 2.7m apart to allow space without over stretching.

Cabinets and Materials

To break up the units, use a mix of tall cabinets with base and wall units.  Kitchenality offer Rempp’s highly desirable larder unit for excellent storage.  Opt for the extendable pull out shelf for extra worksurface. However, if space is limited, you can achieve the same effect with a single tall unit.  Combine materials such as the Breman range of wood effect laminates with a smooth glossy door front such as the Perth range.  This will ensure that the kitchen is stylish and on trend.  There is a plethora of colour choices to co-ordinate with your home décor.  The Kitchenality team will help you achieve the perfect mix.


Pay attention to lighting in the L shaped kitchen as natural light may not reach into the whole room.  Kitchenality will draw up an appropriate lighting scheme.  You can choose neon, halogen or LED lighting systems to illuminate shelves, add light within units or create mood lighting over dining areas.  Whatever your needs the design team will find the perfect solution.

Your Kitchen Showroom in Macclesfield

With the help of Kitchenality in Macclesfield, your experienced kitchen designer will help you to determine the right shape of kitchen for you and your family’s needs. See our recent projects.

For further information or to arrange your free kitchen design consultation, simply fill in the contact form and pop down to our kitchen showroom in Macclesfield, based in Arighi Bianchi. You can also call us on 01625 662772