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U Shaped Kitchens – The Versatile Choice


U shaped kitchens

This week at Kitchen Design Centre, we’re continuing our series on the most popular kitchen shapes, and giving you ideas to make your kitchen work for you. Today it is the turn of the useful and adaptable U shaped kitchens.

What is a U shaped kitchen?

As you might expect, U shaped kitchens have three sides, allowing for maximum work space and storage! It is a versatile and open kitchen shape, and can suit rooms of most sizes. U shaped kitchens frequently include a peninsula- an extension from an existing counter or wall, giving you even more space to work with.

Making your U shaped kitchen work for you

This shape of kitchen is ideal for serious cooks! There’s no through traffic, so it’s easier to not be disturbed while you work. Lots of counter space means you can divide the kitchen into separate work areas, too.

It’s important to remember that with all that space, you still need to have an efficient work triangle – the space between your refrigerator, stove and sink. At Kitchen Design Centre our experts can make sure your kitchen design really works for you. Why not book a FREE home design visit with us to see what we could do with your space?

Maximise accessible storage space

U shaped kitchens can have lots of cupboard storage at both floor and wall level. It’s worth noting that corner cupboards can sometimes be deep and difficult to reach into, making your essential kitchen equipment hard to get at; one solution is to use pull-out wire drawers, which will ensure smaller items don’t get lost.

Give the room an open feel

One thing with U shaped kitchens is the potential to feel “boxed-in”, if you have wall cupboards on all three sides. To give your kitchen a sense of being more open-plan, why not go with a functional peninsula? This will ensure your kitchen work space feels less restrictive. You can also use clever design elements such as high gloss units and quality stainless steel kitchen appliances to reflect light and give a feel of spaciousness.

The ideal shape for large rooms

If you have a large room, U shaped kitchens mean you can keep everything within easy reach, and gives you lots of storage options. If the room is large enough, a U shaped kitchen can work well with an island too! Take a look at our portfolio of beautiful customer kitchens for some ideas to inspire you.

A great shape for all the family

Having more counter space can mean scope for a breakfast or dining area, a place for the kids to study, or for you to sit and read the paper. This shape of kitchen lends itself well to family mealtimes: if you have enough room, you can also add a dining table in the centre of your U shaped kitchen.

Are you interested in a U Shaped kitchen? Kitchen Design Centre can help!

We’re confident that homeowners can find their inspiration at Kitchen Design Centre. We’ve got tonnes of experience creating kitchens in all kinds of spaces. Book a free kitchen design visit and talk to our talented team! We’re in easy reach for people across the North West, with three fabulously appointed kitchen showrooms in Manchester, Blackburn and Colne.

Do you have any tips for a U shaped kitchen? Tell us below, or tweet us @ModernKitchens!

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