Commercial Equipment

Which form of cuisine to choose? Kitchen in L, G, U, or I

Looking for ideas for the shape of your future kitchen ? A beautiful kitchen is important, but what is even more important is to make it functional. The size of your current kitchen but also the shape of the room will influence your choice, or even restrict it.

The shape and layout of kitchens are compared to the shape of the letters they resemble. We use the terms: U-shaped kitchen, L-shaped kitchen, G-shaped kitchen, I-kitchen or more recently kitchen with island .

Which form of cuisine to choose? How much does a kitchen cost? Is it possible to create an island in an existing kitchen? What space is needed between kitchen furniture?

If these provisions can serve as a basis for the future structure of your kitchen, your choice will also be conditioned by the shape of your room, the position of your windows, but, above all, adapted to the measurements of your kitchen.

The different kitchen establishments

Do you often exclude yourself in front of the flyers that you receive at home or when you visit friends or family and that their recent cooking  makes you want ?

With the craze for home-made cooking blogs that abound on the net and trends in workshops and cooking classes, you want to have, too, a functional kitchen but beautiful !

trendy cuisine

Or, you like the conviviality and when you receive, the guests share between the dining room and the kitchen, a little to the good franquette, around a discussion on the last match or on the next holidays.

How not to understand you? The kitchen shelves are more and more provided, and the hectic pace of life of the week that we like to meet on weekends around a good dish!

Each kitchen is different but there are shapes that will match your desire and the layout of your room. And if you’re looking for tips on how to set up a small kitchen, follow the guide !

Adapted room size Perfect shape
G-shaped kitchen great Carree
L shaped kitchen Small, medium or large Rectangular
U-shaped kitchen Medium or large Square or rectangular
Kitchen shaped I Small, medium or large Rectangular
Kitchen with island great Square or rectangular


The G-shaped kitchen

The layout in G follows three walls of the room and ends with an extension of the work plan. We often use the return to place one of the three elements of the kitchen triangle or for a dining area.

It takes a medium size room , rather square, to install this provision. Cupboards can be equipped with half moon openings to optimize storage and accessibility to dishes and food.

It is particularly well suited for open spaces kitchen / living / dining room without partitioning. It is the snacking cuisine, convivial par excellence! The “bar” created allows to eat on the go with the family if it is important enough.

kitchen shape in g

The L-shaped kitchen

The kitchen furniture is arranged along two walls, forming a 90 degree L. Quite classic, the kitchen in L is nonetheless appreciated and used!

It is suitable for all rooms and particularly those shaped rectangle . This L-shaped plan is perfect for setting up a kitchen table for meals, which you can also use as an additional work surface.

This type of kitchen layout is often accompanied by storage height.

L-shaped kitchen

The U-shaped kitchen

As its name suggests, its U-shape occupies three walls of the kitchen. She takes the base of the kitchen in G, without the overflow.

Very practical, the U- shaped kitchen allows an excellent organization which considerably reduces the number of displacements. However, it is necessary to foresee that the space between the two walls facing each other is sufficientto be able to circulate with two people (that is 1m20 minimum).

U-shaped kitchen

The I-shaped kitchen

This is the simplest of kitchen implementations. The furniture is arranged on a single piece of wall. Often used in narrow room configurations, the I-kitchen is also known as a galley kitchen. It is not possible to have a triangle organization , so you have to think before the sequence of tasks.

So place in the first place refrigerator and cupboards next to the sink, itself placed next to a free worktop area, followed by the cooking zone. In the case of a very narrow room it is possible to install a folding table fixed to the wall.

cooking in i

New trend: the kitchen with central island

This type of kitchen requires space, because the island must be large enough to not seem lost in the middle of the room.

If you want an island kitchen  with washing or cooking area, the water supply and the electrical and gas connections must be provided for the connection . Remember also the placement of the hood in case of cooking zone.

Convivial, the island is often accompanied by a snack area that brings together family or friends during the preparation of the meal.

Choosing The Right Equipment For Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the centerpieces of your home. Well equipped, with well thought out kitchen accessories , optimized storage , it is all the more pleasant. To make your life easier, choose functional and well-organized equipment. Displacements should be fluid and items such as oven, fridge or sink should be strategically placed.

You spend time in the kitchen, with your relatives and even with friends who can keep you company during the preparation of your dishes and the training of plates.

What makes up a kitchen? What are the elements found in each kitchen? What materials are available for the kitchen? How to choose your kitchen equipment?

Let’s take a look at these different elements that are essential to any kitchen once the ideal layout has been found .

The kitchen elements, how to choose them and at what price?

You’ve dreamed this kitchen exactly in the color you love, with its contrasting or coordinating worktop , in concrete or wood, blending with the furniture and hues chosen. Pleasant, easygoing, it will be perfect to relax after a day of work, DIY or shopping. You can chat quietly and chat with your loved ones, prepare good food or heat a pizza for the game of football in the early evening.

In short, the ideal place for everyone at any time!

For it to be really a place where the traffic is fluid, where each gesture is linked without being blocked by a chair that jams the passage, back and forth that are multiplying and equipment at the top, it is necessary to prepare his projectof cooking upstream, choosing its elements.


ideal kitchen equipment

The kitchen sink and faucet: tips and prices

If today everything is possible, the traditional equipment starts with a sink and the associated faucet.

The style of your sink should be chosen according to the style of your kitchen. A multitude of different sinks exist, from the most colorful to the most sober, from the smallest to the largest, with 1 or 1 and a half or 2 bins, with or without a drainer, drainer on the right or left, or even sinks. angle to gain space when every nook is counted.

The materials at your disposal are also very numerous, with varied prices; from the first prize (30 euros) to more than 2,000 euros for a designer sink, the choice is great, but the quality too:


Materials Sinks Average prices Characteristics
Ceramic  100 to 600 euros Costly but strong Easy
cleaning (baking soda)
Shocks remain fragile
Stainless steel 30 to 700 euros Absorbs shocks
Regular maintenance (traces of water drops, scratches …) to counter with white vinegar but especially no bleach
Ability to choose stainless steel honeycomb (anti-scratch)
Sandstone 800 to 500 euros Easy to maintain
Insensitive to heat and chemicals
Very robust
Very heavy, the support must be resistant
Synthesis or resin 70 to 400 euros Decorative and trendy
Lightweight and low maintenance
resistant Many colors (careful cleaning for whites that can turn yellow)
Avoid using too powerful products or strippers
Granite 150 to 500 euros Imposing and heavy
Style noticeable
Resistant and strong
Easy to
clean Heat resistant

=> Two types of faucet: mixers and mixers

  • mixer taps: thanks to a lever system, the mixer taps are used to control the flow and temperature of the water. If they have the function of hand shower, they can project one to two jets of water.
  • mixers: they come in the form of a classic faucet that regulates hot and cold water individually.

The models are numerous: gold, nickel, aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, with or without shower, tapered beaks, 180 ° swivel necks, everything is a matter of taste!

The designs are evolving and manufacturers offer products increasingly original and elegant . Always remember, a hand shower or a telescopic arm is very handy for rinsing a corner that your faucet does not reach or for cleaning the dryer filter. If you have to wash and rinse an imposing object, they will make your life easier.

You do not want to sacrifice to the beautiful faucet while you have the constraint of a window that blocks all access? The down-and-down mixer taps, or left and right will save the day! And then, you also have the choice with the implantation of an island of kitchen  with sink if you wish it!

Your kitchen and appliances

The equipment in appliances depends on the budget you have. Signs are developing more and more multifunction devices (oven, hotplates, microwaves, dishwashers …) for small kitchens.

The hoods are used to suck up cooking odors and vapors and to avoid grease deposits in the kitchen. Two possibilities: evacuation of stale air outside the house (which is preferable) or storage of grease in a charcoal filter to change regularly (there are sometimes odors). In addition to being practical, they have become an aesthetic element of the kitchen. They are an integral part of the overall design.