Choose a basic kitchen layout
Even though there are as many kitchen designs as there are kitchen designers, most kitchens follow one of six basic layouts. To get started quickly, first choose the layout that suits your space and preferences. See the figures below for a quick look at each basic layout. Each one matches a template you can download from Microsoft Office Online.
|An Island kitchen layout is best suited to large spaces.|
|A Peninsula kitchen layout is similar to an island kitchen, but it doesn't require as much floor space.|
|A U-shaped kitchen layout minimizes the flow of traffic through the work zone.|
|An L-shaped kitchen layout usually uses space more efficiently than a U-shaped kitchen.|
|A Galley (or corridor) kitchen layout is ideal for smaller spaces.|
|A 1-wall kitchen layout requires the least amount of floor space.|
With Visio 2003, starting with a basic layout is quick and easy. Just download a basic kitchen layout template from Microsoft Office Online by following the links in the See Also section of this article. Then, once you have the basic layout, you can add additional walls, windows, and openings as required.
For instructions on using these templates, click Using this template in the Template Help pane that automatically opens with the template.
Template Help pane does not automatically open. To turn the links back on, do the following:If you’ve turned off the online links to Microsoft Office Online, the