The kitchen is one of the busiest places in the home. Hence, you must focus on the functionality of the space beside its aesthetic appeal. To make the space more functional, there are a few common kitchen shapes people opt for. An L-shaped modular kitchen is one of the most popular kitchen shapes. This is because it is the perfect combination of beauty and functionality. When designed properly, the L-shaped layout offers plenty of space for prep work and cooking. As a result, working in the kitchen becomes very convenient. To make the most of your L-shaped modular kitchen, here are a few tips you should follow:
01 of 05 Divide the two wings
An L-shaped modular kitchen offers two countertop areas. As a result, you can get confused about which space should be used for what. If you do not plan it properly and start installing all your appliances randomly, you will experience a lot of difficulties later. Not only will the design appear completely impractical but also increase your legwork in the kitchen. According to experts, you must split the two sections into task areas. Since most L-shaped modular kitchens have a shorter wing and a longer wing, use the shorter wing for installing the sink, water purifier, and drawers for storage. On the other hand, separate the longer wing into two areas, one for prep work and the other for installing appliances like the stove, oven, refrigerator, etc.
02 of 05 Install a kitchen island
If you have an L-shaped modular kitchen, you should consider installing a kitchen island. Without one, your kitchen design will appear incomplete. A kitchen island helps to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the space and increase its functionality. Since an L-shaped kitchen has fewer storage options and working areas, installing an island proves to be very helpful. You can create base cabinets to store various large items in the kitchen. For additional storage, you can create drawers as well. Further, the kitchen island will offer you more space for prepping your food. If more than one person is present in a compact L-shaped kitchen, one person can work on the wing and the other can work on the island. You can install various appliances and even the sink on the island if sufficient space is not available on the wings. The island can be used for dining as well if required.
03 of 05 Make use of the corners
One of the key designing rules is making use of space efficiently. You have to apply the same approach while designing your L-shaped kitchen. Although people pay attention to the rest of the space, they often ignore the corners. As a result, they end up wasting a lot of space. Further, dull and empty corners diminish the overall appeal of the kitchen. You can prevent it by making use of the corner spaces properly. There are various types of storage options available in the market that will seamlessly fit in corner spaces and allow you to store various items. Hence, you will be able to ensure the maximum utilisation of space using these smart storage solutions. Commonly used corner storage solutions include pull-out cabinets, magic corner units, and carousels. However, keep in mind that too many corner units can affect the look of your modular kitchen space.
04 of 05 Use the right accessories to increase functionality
Creating sufficient storage space and task areas in your L-shaped modular kitchen can be difficult without causing clutter. This is why you should use various accessories to increase the functionality of the space without causing clutter. For instance, you can keep the counter space free by opting for vertical shelving to install kitchen appliances. Similarly, hanging racks can be used for storing your frequently-used utensils so that you can easily access them whenever required. A pantry would be a great solution to store various essential items in one place without causing any clutter. If you have any good cutlery collections, you can display them on the shelves as well to add more visual interest to the space.
05 of 05 The longer run should have the wall units
You cannot just position the wall units anywhere. Put some thought into it before making the decision. Although you have to determine their position depending on the location of the windows, it is always better to locate the upper cabinets above the longer run. As a result, you will have more space than the shorter run for creating wall units. If it is not possible to create the wall units above the longer run, then you can choose the shorter one. However, make sure you opt for floating shelves or glass-front doors to give your modular kitchen design an airier and more open feel.