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The G shaped kitchen designs are like the “U” types because both have counters and appliances along three walls. Yet, the G shaped layout features a countertop tail (like a capital letter G) that juts out of the side. This provides more counter space, without more cabinets. This kitchen layout often appears less cluttered than other types.
This tail is usually open, and it projects outward from the side of a cabinet. So, there’s work space on the countertop, but without storage space underneath it.
Families sometimes use the extra countertop for a breakfast nook, or extra work space for multiple cooks or other projects. G shaped kitchen designs are also great for bars and buffets, holiday snacks, or large dinners.
Most G shaped kitchen layouts work best in mid-size or larger spaces, because small kitchens just don’t have enough clearance to move easily around the tail of the “G.”
There are a few potential drawbacks to using G shaped kitchen designs. The most important consideration is how you plan to use the projecting “G” countertop.
G shaped kitchen designs have many advantages. If you have an average or large kitchen, you’ll probably benefit from this style of kitchen layout.
Need top-quality for durability
More countertop space, less obstruction
Keep in mind that if you have kids or large pets, you’ll want a countertop sturdy enough to support them. With good kitchen design and planning, you’ll have the quality you need.
Easy clearance for traffic flow
An island may be the best solution
Wet work area
If your space seems a bit too tight for a G but you like the idea of having extra counter space, just have a look at the layouts available on our Kitchen Design Form for your home or office. Be sure to include all measurements of your space, and it’s also helpful to attach a handwritten drawing of the space.