L-shaped Modular Kitchen Design guide

From concept to completion, transform your L-shaped kitchen with the latest trends and technology.

What is an L-shaped kitchen?

A modular kitchen design that consists of two adjoining, perpendicular walls of cabinets that form a formidable 'L' shape. The L-shaped kitchen design layout is one of the most versatile and flexible configurations for cooking areas.

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L-shaped Kitchen Planning Advice

Choosing the right layout is key to making your kitchen more efficient and flexible, without the space feeling too enclosed.

L-shaped kitchens provide a great basis for creating a practical working triangle that comprises the hob, the sink and the refrigerator.
Kitchen appliances should be chosen to work efficiently within the layout, in accordance with the counter space.
L-shaped kitchen layouts are efficient at making the best use of space, by storing vertically from floor to ceiling cabinets, and a combination of open and closed shelving units.
When space isn’t an issue, an L-shape kitchen design with a central island provides an extra preparation and seating area. It also results in becoming the focal point for the room.
While planning an L shape kitchen interior design, consider doors and windows for proper light and ventilation and the best possible view from the heart of your home
For L-shaped kitchen design, the addition of free-standing furniture provides extra storage and adds interest to the space.

Vastu Tips for L-shaped Modular Kitchen

To ensure your L-shaped modular kitchen is enveloped with positivity, it should be designed as per the principles of Vastu Shastra.


Kitchen sinks and drains should be in the northeast direction. According to Vastu Shastra, the washbasins and cooking range should not be parallel or on the same platform. This is because water and fire are opposite elements and they repel each other.


The ideal placement of the kitchen is in the south-east direction. All the cooking appliances that represent fire the, including the gas stove, cylinders, microwaves, or oven should be placed in the southeast part of the kitchen.


The refrigerator should be positioned in the south-west direction to ensure a peaceful kitchen environment. Storage of grains, crockery and other stock should be in this direction of the kitchen as it invites good luck and prosperity


As per Vastu, the northwest direction is suitable for west or north-facing homes, so that you look towards the north while cooking. If there is a dining table in the kitchen, it should be placed in this direction.


Windows and exhaust should be placed in the east direction to let out all the negative energy. The entrance or the door to your kitchen according to Vastu should be in the east direction.


The exhaust fans can be installed in the southern direction of the kitchen. Storage cupboards should be fitted on the southern walls of the kitchen


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How to Avoid L-shaped Kitchen Design Mistakes?

Careful planning is required to create a kitchen that is both highly functional and beautiful.

  • Inadequate circulation space can make an L-shape kitchen feel cramped and restrict the number of people using the space.

  • Consider a work triangle while planning an L-shaped modular kitchen, that comprises the hob, sink and refrigerator.

  • For a multi-functional kitchen, arbitrary lighting techniques create an uninviting atmosphere.

  • Avoid Vastu Dosh by correctly aligning your L-shaped kitchen design with Vastu Shastra

  • Make the most use of the corners, using every inch of space available makes even the small L-shaped kitchen design more functional.

  • While planning L-type kitchen design, check the dimensions of the appliances like microwaves, blenders and food processors to avoid clutter.

Advantages and Disadvantages of L-shaped Kitchen Layout

Invest in L-shaped kitchen design only after a thorough inspection of benefits and detriments.

  • Ample cabinet storage
  • Efficient kitchen design
  • Allows personal customisations
  • An efficient work triangle design
  • It is a space constraint
  • Inadequate for big families
  • Gets dark without Windows
  • Corner storage can be difficult