In designing kitchen, there are two common layouts that are often used. The first is U-shape layout. Based on photos of kitchens with this layout, the kitchens often look pretty spacious.
For cramped one, it might not suitable enough for U-shape requires three sides of counter. It might leave nothing in the middle, but it is perfect to be added by island. How about a cramped kitchen then? For this one, you can use L-shape layout because it only requires two sides of workstation.
In many kitchen images, this one fits perfectly in small kitchen. Even so, it can be used in the spacious one too. It depends on the kitchen itself, whether it is connected to other rooms or is a closed place. You can see various photos of kitchens with whichever layout on the internet.