Popular Kitchen Layouts

At iCabinets, we know your choice in kitchen cabinets can become an extension of your personality, and your kitchen design certainly serves as a reflection of your lifestyle. To make the most of this decision to remodel, that reflection usually involves maximizing your current layout or making smart changes to improve your space. Using the 5 Basic Kitchen Concepts as a guide - with room for personalization and modifications - our years of experience and cabinet know-how will empower you to make the best decisions for your new kitchen.

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5ft Island Starting at:

Big Box Store: $2,000

iCabinets: $1,090.00

The island can turn a one-wall kitchen into a galley style, and an L-shaped layout into a horseshoe. This addition is a highly functional and welcomed addition to an established kitchen layout, but is best used in a large or open floorplan. This work surface may contain more than one feature, such as cabinets for storage, a sink, appliances, a wine cooler, or - with the simple addition of stools - a countertop space for eating.

One Wall

10ft Kitchen Starting at:

Big Box Store: $5,000

iCabinets: $2,250

Originally called the "Pullman kitchen” for its resemblance to a long sleeper car on a Pullman passenger train, the one-wall kitchen layout is a great solution for smaller spaces because of its practical design and space saving elements. Cabinets and appliances are fixed on a single wall, as if it was a long hallway. This design is also easily modified, and allows for an island to be easily added.

L Shape

10ft Kitchen Starting at:

Big Box Store: $5,500


Best for a small to medium sized space, an L-shaped kitchen maximizes space by efficiently featuring corner cabinetry. The L-shaped kitchen features two countertops on adjoining perpendicular walls, forming an L. This shape can be divided with visual elements like a corner sink or a wine rack.


10x10 Kitchen Starting at:

Big Box Store: $6,500

iCabinets: $4,200

This simple layout is ideal for one-cook kitchens, and is characterized by two parallel countertops with a walkway in between them. Galleys are the most budget-conscious and straight-forward design choice, as they make the best use of space with minimal need for customization.

U Shape

8x12x8 Kitchen Starting at:

Big Box Store: $9,000

iCabinets: $5,100

Described effectively by the name, the U-shape kitchen layout has three walls of cabinets. Best applied to a wide floor plan, this design can also be achieved through adding an island to an existing L-Shape layout. The U-shape kitchen is ideal for larger homes and families, as there is plenty of room for multiple people in the kitchen.