Kitchens are no longer just spaces to prep and cook meals, they now are multi functioning rooms. They are designed for entertainment, convenience, and functionality. There are approximately six common kitchen layouts including single walled kitchens, galley kitchens, L - shaped kitchens, U - shaped kitchens, island kitchen layout, and a G - shaped kitchen. So once you figure out the layout then you need to decide the placement of the seven basic functional aspects. These are (1) walk-through areas of the kitchen, (2) prep or cooking areas, (3) additional storage space, (4) open shelving, (5) placement of the fridge, (6) island seating, (7) free standing furniture.