Medium size kitchens are typically 100-200 square feet. They are the perfect size for everything you want; big enough to not feel cramped, and small enough to still feel cozy. Many of our designs transformed the kitchen into a place for family and friends to gather.
Taking the common size of a kitchen (10% to 15% of total floor space) this means an average kitchen in an average home is 240 to 360 square feet. Also, this doesn't include condos or apartments which have kitchens that are only 100 to 200 square feet on average.
Most kitchens are around 10×10 in homes under 1500 sq ft. However, in homes larger than that, they are usually near 200 sq ft, or 12×15, give or take. Even in the largest homes though, a kitchen is rarely bigger than 20×20, or 400 sq ft. This, however, is the average home size in the United States.
A standard 10×10 kitchen model includes 12 cabinets, two are exactly the same size and the other 10 are of different sizes. These 12 cabinets are always the same assortment of sizes in every model, ranging in size from 36” by 30” wall cabinets, to 18” wide base cabinets.
What Size Should a Kitchen Be? If you fancy a square kitchen with three sides of units/worktops and a central island, then a size of around 4.8 x 4.2m (20.16m²) is ideal. This is calculated across the width as 60cm unit/1.2m passing space/1.2m central island/1.2m passing space/60cm unit, which in turn equates to 4.8m.
There are six basic types of kitchen layouts: Island, Parallel, Straight, L-Shape, U-Shape, Open, and Galley. The L-Shaped kitchen is most suited to homes that do not need too much worktop spaces while the galley shaped kitchen is suitable for small homes.
A kitchen sink is always under a window, so you don't need to worry about using a cabinet space for a sink, and it's easier to access the plumbing. Windows also lets in natural sunlight, which allows hand-washed dishes to dry quickly and allows you to enjoy a scenic view while working.
The galley kitchen is the most efficient layout for a narrow space. It consists of work spaces on two opposing walls with a single traffic lane between. Placing the range or cooktop on one side of the kitchen and the refrigerator and sink on the opposite wall allows for easy workflow.
The fridge should always be located in close proximity to a bench with ample available space. This will allow grocery loading to be prompt, meaning the door is open for a lesser amount of time, and when gathering ingredients for food preparation one can easily grab what is required and place down promptly on the bench.
If your kitchen layout will include one, consider its location carefully. Make sure that it will not block the area in front of your major appliances, such as wall ovens, dishwashers, and refrigerators. Allow enough space for the appliance door swing plus room to pass when the doors are open.
Window Size Above Kitchen Sink
To do this, you will need to know the height of your cabinets — traditionally 34 1/2 inches — and the thickness of your countertop — usually 1 1/2 inches. The window height, therefore, should be set at 37 inches.
Moving the sink is almost always possible. The only problem with moving it is how the sink drain is vented. A drain must have a vent so that the water can move freely. Moving the drain and/or the water is very simple in most cases.
When it comes to what to do with the space around low kitchen windows, you can install something that works best for you and your family, such as a breakfast bar, floating countertops, or a window seat. Another choice you have is that you can add a cabinet in front of a low window, or you can install a floating sink.
Formerly known as the “Pullman kitchen,” the one-wall kitchen layout features cabinets and appliances located against a single wall. For small homes, like studio apartments and lofts, this format keeps everything within easy reach. Note, however, that this kitchen layout does not use the work triangle.
The L-Shaped Kitchen
This kitchen shape is one of the most flexible and most popular, providing a compact triangle.
The Return of the Closed-Off Kitchen
Kitchens open to the family room have long reigned supreme, but the closed-off kitchen — or at least partially closed-off kitchen — is making a comeback. While they may not be relegated to separate rooms, the trend is towards defined zones.
The average cost of a new kitchen in the UK in 2020 is estimated at £8,000 (including VAT and fitting). Most kitchen renovations fall between £5,000 and £14,000 all in. However, this can greatly increase depending on the size of the kitchen, the style of the units and worktops, and a couple of other factors.
According to the kitchen triangle rule, each side of the triangle should measure no less than four feet and no more than nine feet and, ideally, the perimeter of the triangle should be no less than 13 feet and no more than 26 feet. In other words, not too small and not too large.
The average homeowner will spend $3,200 to $8,500 to replace their kitchen cabinets of average quality in a standard size kitchen. The average cost of kitchen cabinets ranges between $160 and $380 per linear foot for stock or semi-custom styles, and up to $1,000 per linear foot for custom cabinetry.
Standard kitchen cabinet heights include 12, 15, 18, 30, 36 and 42 inches tall; depth ranges from 12 to 18 inches. Typically installed 18 inches above countertops, 54 inches above floor and 24 inches above stove.