When doing a small kitchen design for an apartment, possibly a corridor kitchen design or a line design design will be far better optimize the workflow. The corridor design does have its limitations and might not be able to be used if the kitchen is too small.
The corridor style kitchen design will minimize the use of countertops in a small kitchen. Additionally, it puts the water, electric and other services all together in a bunch. It will let you get access to the appliances all at once without having to walk into the opposite end of the room.
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