When it comes to planning the layout of your kitchen, there are plenty of options to choose from. With so many options, though, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your home and lifestyle. Don’t worry, Bowman Remodeling can help! In this post we'll take a look at six popular kitchen layouts and how they differ from each other so you can get a better idea of what might work best for your space.

Galley Style Kitchen

The most popular kitchen layout is galley style, which has a long, narrow shape with a row of cabinets on one side of the room. This configuration works well for small spaces and for entertaining, especially since there’s usually plenty of counter space for food preparation. Galley kitchens are also great for families who want to spend more time together in the kitchen—and less time running back and forth between each other!

L-Shaped Kitchen

If you're short on space, an L-shaped kitchen is a great way to make the most of your square footage. This layout is also good for families with young children, as it's easier to keep an eye on them while they're playing in the kitchen rather than having them run amok in a large open space.

U-Shaped Kitchen

A U-shaped kitchen is a great choice for large families or for people who enjoy entertaining. It makes it easy to work with a group of people, whether you need to cook together or just chat over coffee.

The main advantage of this layout is its ability to accommodate many different activities in one open space. You can cook and bake while still having access to the ovens and stoves in the middle of the room, while still being able to socialize with friends and family members as they come in and out of your home.

G-Shaped Kitchen

If you have a larger family, or are planning on entertaining, the g-shaped kitchen might be right for you. This layout has plenty of counter space and storage, so it’s great for families who need to keep their kitchen utilitarian but also want to add a little flair. You can add some extra storage with cabinets or shelves along one side of the island—or even on both sides—and still have plenty of room left over for cooking prep and cleanup duties.

Island Kitchen

An island is a great way to add square footage to your kitchen, and it's also a popular layout for larger kitchens. The island can be used as extra counter space, which is handy for entertaining or preparing meals.

Single Wall Kitchen

The single wall kitchen provides plenty of room for a large work surface and allows you to store your pots and pans underneath. It's best for small families or individuals who don't cook much, as the lack of cabinets means there is less storage space. If you need more counter space, an island can provide that in addition to extra storage.


A kitchen is a room that needs to be functional and stylish. The layout of your kitchen can make all the difference in how you use it, and what you get out of it. If you're looking for help deciding on a layout or just want some ideas for how to make the most of your space, consider these tips when planning your kitchen remodel.