How to get the right layout for your kitchen

22nd Nov 2019

Are you about to embark on a new kitchen project?

At Bradbury’s our designers can help guide you through the entire process. Here, we discuss function before form and give you tips on getting the right layout for your space. 

If you’ve been scrolling through Instagram or creating wonderful Pinterest boards full of dreamy kitchens, you probably have a very good idea of your style and a design scheme that you love; colours and finishes that you are drawn to, but you probably don’t yet know how best to use your space and what kind of layout would work best for you and your family. This is where our designers come in.

We think about the practical everyday issues; do you love cooking and need cookbooks close to hand? Do you see yourself as the next bake-off champion and need storage for all your baking equipment? Will your kitchen be the family party hub and you need bar stools, music and space for entertaining? Do you love a roast and need a large sink for washing big pots and pans?

These are the kind of details we love to delve into so that we can make sure we really get to know you and how you will live in your kitchen. Once the layout and design works, we can then help you choose materials, colours and finishes.

I-Shaped kitchen

A popular layout for the modern family with open plan living in mind is a straight run of units along one wall, paired with a large multi-functional island. This creates a great backdrop for entertaining and if you place the hob on the island, then this can put the chef at centre stage. Whether your style is sleek and contemporary or classic and traditional, this layout makes an impact.


kitchen layout ideas



L-shaped kitchen

If you have a larger space or are building an extension to create a kitchen/diner, you could go for an L-shaped kitchen layout with an island, which allows for plenty of storage and gives you the option of having the sink and hob either on the island or in the main kitchen area if you prefer to keep the island worktop free of clutter and keep space for entertaining, reading and homework activities.

L-shaped kitchen layout


L-shaped kitchen layout

Once our designers have spent time with you thinking about how the design will work, you can then go on to choosing which appliances will work best for the way that you cook, eat and live, along with a stunning design scheme to pull it all together.


Call our Exeter showroom on 01392 796534 or contact us here to book your free design consultation and start planning your perfect kitchen.

For more ideas on kitchen layouts and design schemes, take a look at our many Pinterest boards.


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