Interior designs for long and narrow kitchens



Long and narrow is not exactly the ideal shape for a kitchen. But since we can’t always have what we wish for, we need to find ways of working with what we have. Even though it’s not a very advantageous shape, there are still ways of coming up with functional and beautiful designs for such kitchens. The key is to know which type of furniture to choose and to have a plan. You can either try to accentuate the shape of the room or try to hide it.

This kitchen, for example, features built-in furniture on both sides. Since both walls are occupied by long wall units running the length of the room, this only enhances the long and narrow shape of the room and makes it stand out more. The neutral and bright color palette allows the room, however, to feel airy and spacious.

This contemporary kitchen is also long and narrow. But since this room is quite large, a dining area was also created at one end. A long kitchen island was placed near the large windows. It also has a small table extension so it can be used as a work surface, bar or breakfast space. The advantage in this case is that the kitchen features an adjacent terrace so it doesn’t feel that narrow after all.

Here we have a kitchen with a décor featuring a combination of traditional and modern elements. The long and narrow shape of the room dictated a décor that’s split into several areas. The kitchen island most of the space while at the opposite end is the coking area. The wooden floors and wooden furniture soften the space and make it look more warm and inviting.

This is a kitchen with a very beautiful tropical décor. The colors are vibrant but not disturbing and the color palette is not that diverse. But the space seems very warm and welcoming and that’s due to the shades of red used for the rug and furniture and to the fact that the wood-paneled ceiling seems to be reflected into the flooring, furniture and appliances.

Our next example is a very bright kitchen with an eclectic interior design. It’s also long and narrow but the fact that the ceiling and walls have been painted crisp white makes it seem more airy and spacious. The skylights are also a very beautiful detail and they let through plenty of natural light that makes them kitchen even brighter.

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Published by in Kitchen, on December 10th, 2012

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