How to plan your U-shaped kitchen

21st January 2019by admin

U-shaped kitchens are the best shape for storage solutions as well as working well to create a sociable space for an open plan design. Below we consider different ideas to fit your u-shaped kitchen and the measurements that you might consider to make sure that it suits you and works ergonomically.

Why create a U-shaped kitchen?

U-shaped kitchen

Because it gives you the best option for storage solutions – it doesn’t have to be deep, a shallow cupboard at each end will work.

Efficient cooking and easy entertaining

U-shaped kitchen with dining bar
Consider your measurements. Foremost, as mentioned before, don’t forget the kitchen triangle – the 3 spots in the kitchen where you carry out most things – the sink, the fridge and the cooker. The points of these spots should be as close together as possible without compromising on your ability to move around. This way, you ensure the most efficient use of your kitchen space.

How big is the U?

Example of a large U-shaped kitchen
Will the U centre around your kitchen table or will it be a space between the sink and the oven? Your guests and your prep area? A kitchen will lose its flow if the space is too big, or too small.

Ideas for your U-shaped Kitchen

  • Create a Breakfast Counter
  • Use it as a space where you can cook/wash up and chat
  • Make use of your corners – add in an island?

Dining table creates U-Shaped Space
So, we’ve given you the most up to date ideas for super slick pull out kitchen storage solutions. Now, all that remains for you is to have a serious think about things. Firstly, what you use in your kitchen. And secondly, how you use it and how often you need to access it. By doing this, you can take our suggested ideas and make sure that you design the right fit for you, using pull outs to make the space unique to your needs and every bit as slick as your beautiful new kitchen looks.

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