3 Basement Kitchen Layout Ideas to Consider

Top Basement Kitchen Layout Ideas

Hello, everyone. I’m Caleb with Dansie Design Build in Riverton, Utah. I wanted to talk to you about the top 3 most popular basement kitchen layout ideas. In the end, you should have an excellent view of which kitchen layouts would work well in your basement when you finish it. 

L-Shaped Kitchen Layout

So this is the first and most popular basement kitchen layout. We have an L-shaped kitchen in the corner of a room with an island. There’s the fridge, stove, and microwave on one wall, then the sink on the other wall of the L, and then that’s surrounded by the island. It makes for a perfect work environment to prepare food and a place to serve food on the island if you want to set it up that way. 

The #1 con is that the L-shaped kitchen layout takes up more square footage. Some people might not have enough space to fit an island in their basement, and you also need a corner in your kitchen to make this layout work.

L-Shaped Layout Variation

In this one, we have the fridge, sink, and dishwasher on one wall. Then we have the stove and microwave on the other wall, the other leg of the L. And then we still have the island in the middle with the pendant lighting above it. 

Here you can see the plans, renderings, and the final product when it’s finished being built.

L-Shaped Kitchen Layout With Corner Pantry

So, moving on to the following type of kitchen, we have the L-shaped with the corner pantry. We have the oven and the microwave on the left side, the sink, the dishwasher, and the fridge on the right. And in the middle of the kitchen, there is a nice, large pantry space where you can fit a ton of food, groceries, and things like that. 

This kitchen is perfect because it helps you keep it out of the way and up against the walls. After all, there is no island. It also has a ton of space for groceries in the oversized pantry, like we’re talking about. And it’s easy to fit in any floor plan design. 

The downside to this kitchen layout is that having more than one person cooking can be challenging. Because of the corner design, we don’t have ample countertop preparation space. The pantry limits the amount of countertop space you have in this type of kitchen without adding an island to it.

Single-Wall Kitchen Layout

The last kitchen layout design we’re discussing today is the single-wall kitchen layout. This one has the fridge on the left, the sink, the dishwasher, and the stove. 

It’s great because it’s small and doesn’t take up much space. If that’s a consideration you’re working with design, this would be an excellent fit for you. It’s also less costly because it’s smaller and requires less materials and labor. Not to mention, it has a pretty sleek design. 

The downside is that it gives you less room to work in. Because of that, it’s usually set up for a basement theater room or basement apartment, which will help you have a great time.

Need Help Finishing Your Basement Kitchen?

I hope you can get a good idea of which kitchen layout would work well for you in your basement finish. If you’re looking for help getting designs or plans drawn or getting the construction underway, we can help you. Just request a project consultation with us, and we’ll contact you.

Thanks for your time today, and we’ll talk to you soon. Bye!


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