(Yes, that’s a terribly corny pun. No, we won’t apologize for it.)
Most kitchens are square or rectangular (think galley kitchens). You may associate triangles with the old “kitchen triangle” rule. But circular kitchens? Not quite as common, but ultra-cool! Circles have the power to give any room a calming Zen vibe, and it’s strikingly unexpected.
As long as your round kitchen isn’t too big, everything is equidistant from the center (take that, kitchen triangle!). A circular kitchen allows for unusual architectural details that would be difficult or awkward to implement in kitchens of other shapes, such as a bullseye-style island, a curved wall of windows, or a dramatic ceiling design (okay, not impossible in other shapes, but more eye-catching).
A well-designed circular kitchen has an enclosed, warm and homey feel, sometimes reminiscent of an outdoor kitchen. The curved lines make a design statement unlike any other shape. You may argue that cabinets and appliances are flat-surfaced, but with a skilled kitchen designer it doesn’t pose a problem. Check these out for proof!
Roundiness overload? Go semicircular balanced by straight, or incorporate a round table, island, or other large-scale feature.
If you’d prefer to skip the structural changes, opt for round tiles, circle patterns, round windows, round sinks or light fixtures, or other interesting details and accessories.
(Yes, that’s a range hood!)
What do you think of circles? What’s your favorite structural shape?