U-shaped kitchens are a popular kitchen layout choice as they can work for small, medium or large kitchen spaces. Small U-shaped layouts can create a cosy and intimate area and large U-shaped layouts can be great for open planned homes to separate the kitchen from the living area. Maximise your work space and storage with these helpful U-shaped kitchen tips.

The Floor Plan
A kitchen triangle work zone works effectively in a U-shaped kitchen. A highly efficient work triangle is very functional as the rear wall can be dedicated to a clean-up area and the other sides left for meal preparation and food storage. Large U-shaped kitchens allow for plenty of kitchen bench space and leave the center of the kitchen for a kitchen island. This floor plan is ideal for busy kitchens allowing multiple cooks to work simultaneously.

Smart Kitchen Storage
In U-Shaped Kitchens the lower kitchen cabinets are often hard to access. Make the most out of your storage space by using pull out wire drawers which easily showcase smaller items that can become lost in deeper cabinets and drawers. Long drawers positioned next to the cook top are perfect for storing pots and pans. A floor-to-ceiling pantry introduces more storage to the kitchen for infrequently used items.

Center Sink
As there is much distance between the meal preparation space, food storage area and the clean-up zone in a U-shaped kitchen, a sink positioned in the middle of the kitchen or in the kitchen island is functional and saves time during food preparation. The centralised sink can be used for washing and rinsing foods and filing pots.

Natural Light
As U-shaped kitchens are often cosy and closed in by two walls, adequate light is vital to make your kitchen feel spacious. A large window allows plenty of natural light to flow into your kitchen with a view. Create a brighter space by using reflective materials and surfaces such as stainless steel to help reflect the natural light streaming in from the window.

Added Extras
An intimate breakfast nook gives a contemporary twist to a U-shaped kitchen. Bar stools can be added to the kitchen island in a small U-shaped layout for a quick and space saving eating area.

At Harrington Kitchens, our team of professionals will be with you every step of the way, from the initial design consultation to the installation of the final cabinet in your kitchen. If you are interested in the U-shaped kitchen layout or a have a kitchen design enquiry, do not hesitate to contact us.

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