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.
From: Mary Broerman
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.