An L-shaped kitchen design is where the countertop resembles the letter ‘L’. This basic kitchen layout is preferred by many homeowners and is one of the most popular layouts for Indian kitchens. Wondering why? This is mainly because this layout provides ample space to work, facilitating an easy, efficient and practical workflow. The highlight of the L-shaped modular kitchen designs is that it can fit into all kinds of spaces: small, medium and large.

So we present you with 20+ L-shape kitchen design in Indian homes designed by us. For your ease, we have sorted these designs into small, medium and large kitchens. 

Small L-Shaped Kitchen Design

#1: Glossy White L-Shape Kitchen Interior Design with a Pop of Blue

Use whites to open up compact spaces

One way to make compact kitchens like this one appear big is by using glossy white interiors. The cyan subway tiles for the backsplash add a pop, making this L-shaped kitchen more striking. 


“Whites always open up space and make it look roomier than it is.”

#2: Green L-Shaped Modular Kitchen Designed around Windows  

Accommodate a window with clever structural decisions

Though there is limited space in this kitchen, the interiors are incorporated around the window without obstructing the flow of light and air. This kitchen also religiously follows the golden triangle rule — of an equidistant hob, sink and refrigerator — maintaining efficiency.


“Never compromise on natural light.”

#3: Compact Low-Cost L-shaped Modular Kitchen Designs from Catalogue

Save up on your kitchen cost with a laminate finish

We have a vast and diverse L-shaped modular kitchen designs catalogue. Here is one shining example. Who says compact kitchens have to be dull? Look at this kitchen’s glossy blue cabinets and grey bricks for the backsplash. It all comes together so nicely in a bright, compact space. 

#4: L-Shaped Kitchen with a Glass Partition

Use a glass partition to make your semi-open kitchen

In this neat kitchen, we see timeless light wooden cabinets paired with a modern lacquered light-blue glass backsplash. Seamlessly separating the kitchen from the dining space is a glass partition. This keeps the smoke and smells of the kitchen at bay without eating up space. Ingenious, isn’t it?

#5: Two-Toned Kitchen That Fits in a Corner

Did you know that red kitchens are vastu-compliant

Why choose one colour when you can get two? This red-and-white kitchen is our favourite. Indians love red kitchens because they are vastu-compliant. But too much red could be overwhelming for a small kitchen. So use it just for the base cabinets; it creates a pop and also protects against curry spills.

#6: L-Shaped Modular Kitchen with a Green Glass Backsplash

Glass backsplashes are easy to maintain

Opt for a glass backsplash that can endure the wrath of Indian curries and dals. The back-painted green glass backsplash in this kitchen is not only low maintenance but makes the space more lively. It also makes this kitchen effortlessly modern.


“No grout lines from tiles mean you will be spending less time cleaning your kitchen.”  

#7: Glossy Grey Kitchen with Scratch-Resistant Finishes

Use cove lighting under your kitchen cabinets for ample lighting

The shades of black and grey add panache to this kitchen. The glossy acrylic finish for the cabinets is reflective and opens up the compact space. And don’t forget the under-cabinet lights that brightens up the workstation. Also, this kitchen is in a home that has 2 dogs and a cat so the finishes are scratch-resistant and pet-friendly. 

#8: Black L-Shaped Kitchen That Makes Clever Use of Vertical Space

Opt for a kitchen that uses vertical storage

Though compact, this kitchen is high on storage and conserves the floor space enabling you to walk around freely. The free floor space is a result of  using floor-to-ceiling tall units and overhead units.

Medium L-Shaped Kitchen Designs

#9: L-Shaped Modular Kitchen with an Open Layout

A European-style desi kitchen

This kitchen was too small to support a family of five before the renovation. So, the Livspace team broke down the wall between the kitchen and the living room, opening up the space. The glossy white cabinets and the wooden flooring exudes a European look as the dining table functions almost as a kitchen island here.

#10: Yellow kitchen with an Island

Get a breakfast counter to have your meals in the kitchen

You can amp up your L-shaped kitchen by adding an island. Use this extra space to have meals or keep cooked food away from the workspace. You can even cook as you work from home here. The bright colour scheme is also a defining characteristic of this kitchen but its functionality takes the cake. Articles

#11: Grey-and-White Kitchen with a Separate Utility Area 

Separate wet and dry zones help to organise the kitchen better

Segregating the dry and wet areas in a kitchen improves efficiency. As in this medium kitchen, the best way to separate the wet area from the rest of the counter space is via glass partition. You can cook uninterrupted even as  your household help continues washing utensils in your kitchen.

#12: Mid-Century Modern L-Shaped Kitchen Design with Dining

Introduce kitchen dining if you have the space

This unconventional mid-century modern kitchen proves the flexibility of the L-shaped layout. By adding a dining table and chairs, you can convert the kitchen into a dining space simultaneously. The kitchen also flaunts lofts, a light colour palette and a textured black backsplash.

#13: Rustic-Finish White Kitchen with a Blue Backsplash

Add a matte finish to lend rustic charm in your kitchen

In this eclectic kitchen, the country-style cabinetry is paired with a modern lacquered-blue backsplash. While the finishing for the space is distressed, giving an almost industrial look to this kitchen, the seamless glass backsplash adds a touch of the contemporary to it.


“Incorporating different design styles works well when you have an open and flexible layout like the L-shape.”

#14: Blue L-Shaped Kitchen Design with Tall Units

Appliances can be stored in tall cabinets

Do you have a lot of things to store in the kitchen? Fret not. Use tall units to increase the storage space in your L-shaped kitchen. You can use tall cabinets to have inbuilt appliances too. 

#15: Blue-and-White Kitchen with Textured Backsplash

Navy blue kitchens are a favourite among Indians

You can experiment not only with colours but with textures too when it comes to an L-shaped kitchen. Zoom in on the backsplash of this very blue kitchen to know what we are talking about. Also, this shade of navy blue is a favourite of Indian homeowners; 80 per cent of our readers voted for it!

#16: White Kitchen with Different Cabinet Mechanisms 

Lift-up shutters are used for the overhead cabinets

Look at the sleek construction of the cabinets in this L-shaped kitchen. They can be opened effortlessly! All the base cabinets are drawers and there is a lift up shutter too for the wall cabinets. Don’t miss the task lighting under the cabinets here. 

#17: Red L-Shaped Kitchen Design Loaded with Accessories

Closed cabinets with baskets and trays allow for a neater-looking kitchen

Save more space in your L-shaped kitchen by accessorising it right. Installing thali baskets, cutlery trays etc makes space for every item in your kitchen and improves the workflow. Moreover, it gives you a neater-looking kitchen with all the cookware and dinnerware inside closed cabinets with designated spaces. 

#18: Blue-and-White Kitchen with a Breakfast Counter

Extend your L-shaped modular kitchen to get a breakfast counter

If you have an open kitchen, why not consider installing a breakfast counter at one end? Take inspiration from this white-and-blue kitchen; we basically extended the counter at the entrance of the kitchen to create a breakfast counter that can also be used as extra workspace.

Large L-Shaped Kitchen Design 

#19: Handleless Kitchen with Extended Counter Space

Extend the workspace to accommodate more people

This large L-shaped is an example of lengthening the counter space in an unconventional yet stylish way. It is ideal for large families, allowing more than one person to work together. Another highlight of this black-and-white kitchen is the unique backsplash with leaf motifs.  

#20: Blue-and-White Kitchen with Appliances

Seperate the space for appliances to improve workflow

When you have a large kitchen, you get the space to stack your electrical appliances in one place, leaving the counter and the rest of the kitchen free for other things. And what is a better layout to be able to do this than L-shape?

#21: Country-Style White Kitchen with Wooden Flooring

A neat kitchen with a dedicated space for everything

If colours aren’t your thing, then try this classic white kitchen with wooden flooring. The large space is well optimised in this modular kitchen with one long counter for the hob and workstation and the short counter set separately for the sink.  

We bet you are impressed and inspired by our gallery of our L-shaped modular kitchen designs. Find out more about kitchen layouts and learn Which Type of Kitchen is Right for You?

How Can Livspace Help You? 

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