As the kitchen is one of the most frequented rooms in your home, it is crucial that you dedicate both your time and your energy to designing this space. It is best to make an informed decision with regards to what layout will suit the available space in your home to have a kitchen that is both attractive and functional.

To ensure a functional kitchen space, it is essential that you choose the right layout.  Be it for a small or a large kitchen, a clever layout makesall the difference and helps you get the most out of the available space.

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Here is a list of the six most popular types of modular kitchen styles that you can choose from before you finalise the design of your modular kitchen:

1)Straight Modular Kitchen Style: One of the simplest yet functional kitchen layoutsavailable in the market today is the straight modular kitchen design. This European modularkitchen design is also known as the one-wall kitchen and is regarded as an ideal choice for small homes.

Here, the work triangle concept of the kitchen is judiciously laid out along a single wall. The straight modularkitchen style permits the workflow to run in a smooth manner as all the three major work zones, namely the hob, sink and refrigerator, are situated in close proximity to one another.

2)Island Modular Kitchen Style: The island modular kitchen style helps elevate the aesthetics of your kitchen by adding both style and functionality to its design. It solves all your storage problems as the island comes with additional drawers and pull out shelves and works as an extension to your existing kitchen.

The kitchen island can serve as an informal dining area for the family and it can also act as additional seating for your guests. This customised modular kitchen design allows you to have seating options with dining chairs or bar stools along one side of the island which proves highly useful while you entertain guests in your home. This allows you to have access to your family and guests while you are busy preparing meals. The island modular kitchen style defines the look and feel of the space and becomes the centre of attraction in your home.

3)Parallel Modular Kitchen Style: The parallelkitchen has two countertops situated parallel to each other which givesthe cook ample space to prep and cook the meals. In addition to ample countertop space, they also provide adequate storage, both overhead and under the countertop. This European modularkitchen design is greatly admired by modern homeowners on account of its simple look and optimally functional design. They work best in smaller spaces but they can be easily adapted to suit larger homes as well.

The parallel kitchen layout efficientlyuses the walls as the cupboards reach the top of the ceiling and also the shelves and drawersare spread across the walls to the door.They are also preferred for professional settings such as a restaurant due to their efficiency, once a productive work triangle gets integrated into the design.

4) L-shaped Modular Kitchen Style: The L-shaped European modular kitchen design beautifully fits the kitchen working triangle within it. Having workstations on the two adjacent walls of the kitchen layout, this customised modular kitchen design helps ensure that you don’t need to walk too far to reach the different zones. This makes the process of cooking or meal preparation more organised and convenient.

The L-shaped kitchens are moved into the corners and they usually consist of two open ends which permit different entries and exits. This suggests that traffic can flow freely through the area which becomes highly beneficial when entertaining guests in your home. The L-shaped kitchens are also the ideal fit for open-plan kitchens as they tend to naturally open up the space to the adjacent room.

5) U-shaped Modular Kitchen Style: The U-shaped kitchen consists of countertops, cabinets and appliances on three of its sides, leaving the fourth side open or featuring an open door. This European modular kitchen style is a perfect fit for large to medium-sized kitchens. The U-shaped luxury modular kitchens have become highly popular in recent times because they can be easily customised, are easy to use and provide ample space for two or more people to walk around freely while working in the kitchen.

This modular kitchen design optimally utilises the corners of the kitchen to ensure that every inch of the kitchen is used. This is one of the most practical kitchen layouts and itworks in both small and large kitchens. The concept of the ‘golden triangle’ fits naturally in the U-shaped modular kitchen design because you’ll have the fridge, the sink and the hob at your arm’s length.

This kitchen style helps ensure that the cook has all the necessary appliances and ingredients within his/her reach, without having to move around much. You will also receive extra counter space with this layout and the three-walled design provides ample storage for the cabinets.

6) Peninsula ModularKitchen Style: Peninsula modular kitchen designs are the best fit for small-sized kitchens. With them, you receive all the benefits of having an island without using up all the space.

Either the European modular kitchen peninsula is attached to the adjacent countertop with three accessible sides or to a wall. It exists as an extension of the existing kitchen space and that is how this modular kitchen style provides a highly functional workspace forthe cook. The peninsula can also work as a room divider to help define space in an open concept home while also allowing you to add some separation between the kitchen and the living or dining room area.

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Well-established brands like Würfel have a wide range of modular kitchen designs to suit your style and home décor. You can get a free design quote for your kitchen and wardrobe by filling out the form below or drop us an email at To know more about Würfel products, take a look at our website. With 46 studios across the country, Würfel is the most premium and the largest modular kitchen and wardrobe brand in the country. It was awarded the ‘Best Modular Kitchen Brand’ by Times Business Awards consecutively for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 and also ‘The Most Innovative Kitchen Award’ in 2019 & 2020 by India Kitchen Congress. Visit a Würfel studio near you to catch a glimpse of the latest modern modular kitchen designs and own your dream kitchen soon. Click here for more details.