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What's the Perfect Kitchen Layout for Your Space?

Choose the perfect layout that will maximize your space

Original Article: Nadine Cruz Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

The key to building the perfect kitchen is to find a layout that suits your lifestyle and interiors. To be able to work efficiently, you would want a space where you can move around and store your supplies. Interior designer Nadine dela Cruz shares these four layouts that may just be perfect for your home. 

Read the original article August 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

One-Wall Type

The single-lined kitchen is best for tight spaces like condo units. This allows you to maximize space by using the opposite side as a dining table or a dining nook. To create a uniformed look, you may opt for stainless steel kitchen organizers.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.


This layout is the most efficient if you have at least eight feet in room width and length. This also works well in any kitchen as it gives the homeowners a lot of counter and storage space given its three working areas.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.


If you love inviting friends over for fun cooking sessions, this layout is for you. While you friends can stay around and watch as you prepare the food, it might be best to clear the space so you can move around as the work zones are far apart from each other.

Photo by Marc Jao.

Double Wall

This layout allows the homeowner to move around the work triangle to accomplish tasks. Keep the area organized and open so you can transfer from one work station to another minus the inconvenience.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

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