Be KitchenWise: Pros And Cons Of A G-shaped Kitchen

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

What is a G-shaped kitchen?

To picture a G-shaped kitchen, just imagine the shape of the letter G. It is an extension of the U-shaped kitchen layout and has an extended arm called the ‘peninsula’ on one end of the ‘U’.

The Pros Of A G-shaped Kitchen

1. The G-shaped allows you to have everything that a good kitchen needs – large counter space, enough storage space, ease of movement, and connectivity to the living/dining spaces.
2. This layout gives you more counter space than even a U-shaped kitchen layout.
3. The three walls give you enough space to build plenty of cabinets to stow away your kitchen essentials and appliances.
4. It also gives you plenty of under-the-counter space for appliances and cabinets.
5. The peninsula gives you the option of creating a breakfast bar.

The Cons Of A G-shaped Kitchen

1. A G-shaped layout is a complicated layout that needs a lot of careful thought and planning – about where to install the sink, where the stovetop goes, etc. Improper planning can leave things inconvenient.
2. The G-shaped layout does give you a lot of room for storage, but if you live on your own, it might be too much space to deal with and you might do better with a simpler design.
3. The corner cabinets in the G-shaped layout can become hard-to-reach if you don’t use the right (and slightly expensive) corner accessories.
4. Another downside to a G-shaped kitchen is that it limits access to the main kitchen area and can make the kitchen feel a bit cramped. Also, having so much storage all-around can make the kitchen appear smaller than it is.
5. If your kitchen is very large, the appliances might be too spread out for easy use.
6. If you have a breakfast nook on the peninsula, people around it might get in the way of the cook.