First, what is the shape of your kitchen? The most common layouts are:
• One wall, often called a galley kitchen
• Parallel walls, sometimes also called a galley kitchen.
• L - shaped
• U - shaped
Second, draw the outline of what will become your new kitchen. Draw this to scale, using graph paper if possible. A scale of ¼ or ½ inch = 1 foot is most commonly used. Use a tape measure for all dimensions. When your drawing is complete, it should look similar to the example below: This is an example of an L-shaped kitchen, where cabinets are to be placed on the upper and left walls in the drawing.