This type of kitchen is best suited for studio apartments or small homes where space needs to have optimal usage. The design usually has a single wall in which necessary appliances are fit in for convinience and easy reach.
A standard straight kitchen design places the sink between the refrigerator and cooking range which allows for better clean up and abundant counter space on either side of the cooking range. This is done keeping in mind important code and safety considerations. An advantage of the straight kitchen is how it can be hid behind a sliding wall if needed to create a simple and organized interior.
Compact appliances work best for straight kitchens as they tend to take up a lot less space and allow for more room for the counter. Cabinets with ample shelves can further help to improve storage and keep stuff off the counter and within reach.