When you are remodeling a kitchen or considering a new kitchen cabinet design you are faced with selecting from among five basic models. The first is the galley style or corridor style. The second is the L-shaped, the third is the G-shaped, the fourth is the U-shaped, and the last is the one-wall. The size and shape of your kitchen are the biggest determining factors in the configuration you select.
If you are choosing between the L-shape, U-shape, or G-shape then one of the best ideas for your kitchen cabinet configuration is to use a lazy Susan for one of the right angles underneath your counter. This is a great use of space which might otherwise go unused. You can install the lazy Susan on the lower level and eliminate the need to reach for things such as oil or spices. Depending on how many shelves the cabinet has, you can also store things such as pots and pans.
If you are thinking of the double-L shape for your kitchen—the same as an L-shape but with an extending peninsula which goes into the middle of your kitchen—then you can install smaller cabinets underneath the peninsula to create additional storage. Many times the base is made from a solid piece of material but installing cabinets underneath using what would otherwise be unusable space.