Continuing our month of expert advice on the three main kitchen layouts, we’re looking at U-Shaped kitchens. Hopefully our tips will help you with any design plans…
The U-shape design is great for large rooms. Try adding a breakfast bar to one side of the ‘U’, to create a family area in the kitchen that will transform the room into an area for entertaining.
Go wild with chunky appliances such as range cookers and American style fridge freezers as they’ll fit perfectly in this style of kitchen due to the size of the room. You can also install an island unit into this shape of kitchen to maximise the space in between the ‘U’.
A big consideration with U Shaped kitchens is to ensure that workstations aren’t too far apart in the kitchen design as this isn’t practical. If placed correctly, U-Shaped kitchens can easily support the working triangle and divide the kitchen into multiple work sites. The working triangle places the oven, fridge and sink in a triangle shape for an efficient and practical way of cooking.
Corian worktops look great in U-Shaped kitchens, creating one continuous, seamless worktop, sweeping through your kitchen and even incorporating the kitchen sink – great if you’re looking to make a statement.
If choosing a ‘U’ shaped kitchen, bear in mind that they are generally higher budget due to the large space, increased number of cupboard units and appliances.
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