34 Clever Kitchen Layout Ideas to Optimize Functionality and Flow


At Livspace Design Ideas we’ve got design inspiration for a number of kitchen layouts to help you style your dream kitchen and give it the look you’ve always wanted. When you decide to embark on a kitchen renovation with Binns, your highly trained, award-winning kitchen designer will plan an on-site visit to get a sense of your space and your hopes for it. From there, your kitchen designer will begin drawing design concepts and budget plans aligned with your goals, getting in touch regularly until you are completely satisfied with the direction of your kitchen. Here, a mix of elegant walnut and contemporary concrete structures with white accents finishes off the ideal tiny kitchen. These modern features together with plenty of light make this small kitchen shine. Many South Africans are downsizing to smaller kitchens for several reasons.

  • This rack matches well with the other dark wooden elements of the gorgeous kitchen like the wooden chairs and the hardwood flooring.
  • This rich, glossy depth of colour on glazed tiles provides great textural contrast against pared back, hand painted wooden cabinetry.
  • Vintage-style lighting fixtures can work in both traditional and modern interiors.
  • Make the most of a long and lean layout with a kitchen island table.
  • When enlarging a floorplan to include a new kitchen, ask your designer or architect for the precise measurements so the layout can be established alongside kitchen extension ideas.

According to Anastasia Casey of IDCO Studio, we’ll get the best of both worlds in 2024 when it comes to kitchen islands. Warm woods and natural colors will make a major comeback in 2024, says Carisha Swanson, our director of editorial special projects. Swanson has also noticed the world of kitchen islands tilting for the better. “We’re starting to see islands become much more conversational and intimate and less like the bar,” she says.

Choose Colorful Cabinets

Japanese kitchens are about more than just natural or minimalist aesthetics. Each element of design is deeply rooted in time-honored techniques that come together to create a space that is simple, efficient, and harmonious. It is easy to lose sight of the importance of having amusement when trying to stick to the strict principles of the minimalist church.

  • Thus, rounded corners are a great option for achieving this result.
  • Minimalist doesn’t mean boring, as proven by this neutral kitchen designed by Corinne Mathern Studio.
  • ‘It’s amazing how a change of paint color or some new tiles can give a kitchen a completely fresh look, picking up on different accents within the home,’ adds Rob Whitaker, creative director, Fired Earth.
  • The pendant light is by Rogan Gregory from R & Company, and the vintage Harry Bertoia chairs were redesigned by Clément Brazille.

In this case, our team had fun using the Cambria countertop material not only for the countertops, but also up the wall for the backsplash. We brought it to the ceiling for an elegant and sophisticated look that brings the space together,’ says Natalie Zirbel, ASID, lead interior designer, Zirbel Architect. And to ground your all-white kitchen and to create a focal point, add in a deeper more dramatic color like a dark blue, green, or black. Here the island provides the contrast but if you don’t have an island you could paint a feature wall, choose a dark colors floor or tile a splashback in a darker hue. Modern rustic interiors mix vintage elements with contemporary conveniences to create a homey mix. This guest house kitchen from Marie Flanigan Interiors includes modern cabinetry, rustic open shelving, and a French butcher block in place of a kitchen island for a modern space with a timeless feel.