The one-wall kitchen layout is generally found in studio or loft spaces like this one. Cabinets and appliances are fixed on a single wall, making it the ultimate space saver. A counter-high table offers an additional work surface. Photo by Seth Lolich Gardner.
Modern variations of the one-wall kitchen layout include an island, which evolves the space into a sort of galley style with a walk-through corridor, as seen in this gourmet kitchen from the 2009 HGTV Dream Home.
When designing a one-wall, or single wall, kitchen, consider the placement and spacing of the elements of your work triangle: refrigerator, sink and stove/oven. In this layout, the designer built in counter space between each element to suit the homeowner's needs. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchens.
Arts & Crafts Style
This single wall kitchen has an updated Craftsman feel with simple door details, rustic hardware and open shelves. Design by Mary Broerman. Photo by Greg Epstein.
Wall of Luxury
In this layout the refrigerator extends onto a separate wall, but for the most part the focal point is the main wall, which consists of high-end appliances, dark-toned cabinets, blue under-cabinet lighting and a stylish backsplash. Design by Vanessa DeLeon.
Wall cut-outs were created in this soaring kitchen to create a sense of more open space. A backsplash with stainless steel tile insets creates a fun focal point. Design by Christopher J. Grubb. Photo by Jeromy Robert.
This small kitchen works double time, with cabinets and appliances on one side of the room and a dining area on the other side.
Small Kitchen Style
Small kitchens don't have to be small on style. Custom faux-finished cabinetry in a shade of blue with cloisonne gives this kitchen an eclectic country feel. Design by Jill E. Hertz.