Harlem Apartment - KitchenEclectic Kitchen, New York
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Cons of I-Shape KitchensLess storage area. Because cabinetry must share wall space with countertops and appliances, storage comes at a premium in this layout. In addition to editing down your kitchen paraphernalia, consider specialized cabinet and drawer inserts; hooks, racks and open shelving on adjacent walls; freestanding case goods; and other space savers.Limited countertop surface. As with cabinetry, countertop space in an I-shape kitchen is precious. Consider a small portable island that you can pull in when you need more prep space, or use your dining table as a worktable.
4. Make adjustments and design decisions that fit your kitchen best — there are no set rules.Above all else, you want your kitchen to work for you. While the kitchen work triangle is a great guide, by no means is it set in stone. You may have to design a kitchen with everything on a single wall — in which case the work triangle would be impossible to set up. Just be sure to pay close attention to each and every measurement when setting up your kitchen workspace— a few inches can make a big difference, especially in small kitchens.
"The kitchen was literally a strip of wall in the living room, with a 2' x 1.5' section of countertop, one drawer and a few cabinets," Killy shares. "Utilizing the walls for vertical storage was essential; every nook and cranny was considered a potential storage opportunity."