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Tips for Choosing Your Kitchen Layout

There are a few things you need to consider when you’re selecting a new layout for your kitchen. If you’re in the market for new home construction in Jacksonville, FL, or looking to upgrade your current home, then these tips are applicable.

At Collins Builders, we’ve done many kitchen upgrades for customers over the years and know that the first consideration most people deal with is size. Ideally, space limitations wouldn’t be an issue, but the reality is that our customers have a specific area to work with and need a kitchen that fits and makes the best use of the available square footage.

Before we go any further, though, we should remind you that it’s a good idea to think about the size of your family and not just the kitchen space you need now, but your requirements in the future. Do you anticipate additions or family members moving out on their own?

For small spaces, a galley kitchen is a good option that makes the most of a long and narrow room, in a condo, for example. A one-wall layout is good for both small and large kitchens and can easily be adapted into your plans for new home construction in Jacksonville, FL. It allows for good traffic flow but does not offer a lot of counter space.

The L-shaped is good for adding an island while the U-shape offers good workflow and space for extra cabinets.