A benefit of an L-shaped kitchen is the ability to center a table in the space. This puts the family close to where the meals are prepared and draws guests near the cook when the homeowners are entertaining. The appliances are along the back wall and the refrigerator is on the side wall (not shown), which creates a large work triangle.
This L-shaped kitchen layout features an island in the middle. Take a cue from this kitchen and install plenty of storage options. The island drawers increase the kitchen’s storage capacity, and open shelves around the kitchen serve as both display space and extra storage. via: http://www.bhg.com