Many people living in apartments, condo units, and lofts have limited choices when it comes to kitchen layouts because of the lack of space. If you’re undergoing kitchen remodeling to optimize your kitchen space, you might want to consider an I-shaped layout. Below are some advantages to using an I-shaped layout for your kitchen:
A single-wall kitchen only occupies one side of a wall so if you have a very busy lifestyle and cooking meals efficiently and quickly is important to you, then an I-shaped kitchen can prove to be advantageous because everything is within reach. You also won’t have to worry about how to fit in a kitchen island or additional cabinetry if you have limited space, as this type of kitchen layout takes up very little space, which is why you’d often see studios with I-shaped kitchens.
It’s easier to maintain a kitchen that only occupies one side. You can easily clean as you go and you won’t have to worry about having to wipe off counter after counter, as you’ll only have one counter to take care of. Plus, the mess when you cook is limited to the side that the kitchen is occupying so even with an open floor plan; the rest of your place can still look neat even when your kitchen is a mess.
Cheaper Remodeling Costs
Remodeling a single wall kitchen is certainly much cheaper because you have less square footage, less counter space, and limited cabinetry. So even if you decide to undergo kitchen remodeling, you won’t have to shell out such a large amount to change your counters and cabinetry unlike a full-sized L-shaped kitchen or U-shaped kitchen.
I-shaped kitchens can also be very flexible. You can add and change certain things without the changes costing you an arm and a leg. Modular units are ideal for single-wall kitchens. You can, for instance, opt for a mobile kitchen island that doubles as a serving table if you need extra space for cooking and prepping meals.
If you’re planning to undergo kitchen remodeling but you can’t think of a proper layout for your new kitchen, why not try the I-shaped kitchen? It’s not only practical for small spaces but it is also very efficient for those who lead very busy lives.