Tipos de cocinas para el hogar

Tell me what kind of kitchen you have and I’ll tell you what type of person you are

Well, maybe the title of this post is a bit of an overstatement, but there is some truth to it, our kitchens say a lot about who we are. Depending on the layout of their kitchen you can tell if someone is a lover of order, creative, methodical or not very enthusiastic about cooking.

Today we bring you a selection of different types of kitchens. Let’s see if you find yours or, who knows, maybe you’ll find the inspiration for a change.

Here we go!


1. In-line kitchens

A classic among classics. This is the most traditional layout, a perfect choice for rectangular homes with narrow rooms.

One of its greatest advantages is how well it integrates with open spaces, ideal for a living-dining room. Also, as they do not have too many nooks and crannies, cleaning is very easy. In terms of the market, they tend to be the smallest in size.

Tipo de cocina en línea

2. Galley kitchen

Named after compact kitchens on boats these are also known as double-fronted kitchens. It is very common to see them in rooms with two opposite doors. If you like your guests to roll up their sleeves and cook with you, this kitchen is perfect, thanks to its layout you can prepare a delicious menu together.

Like the in-line kitchen, this style is recommended for narrow rooms. However, in this case it is best for spaces with at least three metres between the walls. That said, if the distance between the two sides is excessively wide, cooking in them can be more difficult.

Tipo de cocina en paralelo

3. L-shaped kitchen

A style that has become a trend in recent years, especially in renovations where the living room is joined to the kitchen. They are recommended for larger rooms in order to make the most out of the corners. It also allows you to place a table or a central island in the middle of the room.

Visually, they are very attractive, giving a feeling of space and elegance. If you have a room with an area which is practically square, this could be the perfect type of kitchen for you. In addition, thanks to its characteristics, it is very easy to change the electrical appliances in it.

Cocina en forma de L

4. U-shaped kitchens

The paradise for true lovers of the art of cooking. Perfect for rectangular spaces with a single door or even open to the living room. They can be combined in different ways and styles and their units can be distributed as you wish.

They make it easy to swap work areas. Cutting, stirring and cleaning in three different areas all just one step away from each other. If you like a big pantry, this kitchen is for you, as you have three walls to fill with cupboards. That said, the price tends to be a little higher as you have more space to fill.

Cocina en forma de U

5. Kitchens with a bar counter

G-shaped kitchens, as they are also known. It is true that by adding a small counter or side cabinet to some of the kitchens we have seen before, we can achieve a G-shaped kitchen. however, it is becoming increasingly common to find them as a complete set-up which increases the storage space.

Furthermore, we can save even more space by adding some nice stools and turning the bar counter into a kitchen table. This is an excellent option if you like to work in the kitchen while chatting with your guests.

Cocina con barra

6. Kitchen island or peninsula

Finally, two types of kitchen that we tend to confuse. The difference between the two is as simple as knowing the difference between an island and a peninsula. Kitchen islands are placed in the centre without any of their sides against a wall, in other words, four sides are free and accessible. Peninsulas, on the other hand, have only three usable sides, as the fourth is attached to a wall or surface.

Both are ideal for giving a sense of class and passion for the kitchen. However, due to their characteristics, it is not easy to fit them into every type of house.

Cocinas con isla o península

And that’s all for today, what do you think? Have you found inspiration for your future kitchen? We would love to know what kind of kitchen you have in your home. If you feel like telling us, you can leave a comment below. We hope you found it interesting.

Have a nice day! 🙂

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