The U-shaped kitchen is a popular kitchen design. It involves three sides of cabinetry, one edge and the short side of the U often facing walls and the other can be either closed too or it can incorporate a breakfast bar leaving one edge open to kitchen diner possibilities. The distinct U-shape makes the most of the space available while ensuring the area doesn’t feel too crowded.
Take a look at the size of space you have available to you. Often a U-shaped kitchen is a logical option for a small kitchen. Another option to consider if where the window is located. A U-shaped kitchen can have more costs associated to it as there is more cabinetry involved in comparison to an L shaped kitchen, however because of this more clever storage can be incorporated within.
With a U-shaped kitchen, it is important that key fitted appliances such as the hob or cooker and the fridge are distanced apart nicely from the sink to avoid overcrowding of hot-spot areas. For a large U-shaped kitchen design, leave one side open to a kitchen diner or incorporate one edge of the worktop into a breakfast bar. This will make for a more harmonious kitchen design layout.
Often a window at the bottom of the U-shaped kitchen makes for a beautiful feature, placing the sink at this end to gaze out of the window while washing up. What’s more, a window at this end will let in natural light. Alternatively, a window along the edge could let in more sunlight as the window may be bigger.
If a window isn’t an option at the bottom of the U shape, then this is often the perfect place for a hob. These features create symmetry which is aesthetically pleasing for any home owner and cook.