U-shaped kitchen layout – so everything you need is at your fingertips!

U-shaped kitchens

The kitchen is one of the most important aspects of a home’s interior design, as the kitchen is the heart of the home and has a strong influence on how the overall interior is perceived. Taking the time to plan your kitchen layout will determine how and how efficiently you can carry out your kitchen work.

The U-layout kitchen design provides a space in which three walls are covered by cabinets and appliances, forming a semicircle. This allows easy access to everything in the kitchen. If the kitchen space does not allow for three walls, a kitchen island can be installed to achieve the same goal. U-shaped kitchens can be incorporated into many kitchen styles and the size of the kitchen does not matter, U-shaped kitchens can be large or small.

When designing any kitchen, one of the first things to consider is the planned workflow of your kitchen. The U-shaped kitchen layout is one of the most rewarding for larger spaces because it is easy to adjust and creates balance and symmetry. The kitchen’s functionality is based on a working triangle, consisting of the kitchen area between the sink, hob and fridge. As the working triangle is relatively larger in U-shaped kitchens, there is also plenty of cupboard space to store cooking utensils.

Lighting should also be taken into account when designing a U-layout kitchen. It is advisable to plan it to let in as much natural light as possible, but to ease the pleasures of cooking in the dark of the day, LED strip lights will be a most useful assistant.

Although other styles of kitchen layouts are more common, the U-layout retains its following and is a great option when functionality is a priority, you need a large surface area to cook on and the kitchen space offers optimum scope for customising your kitchen furniture. Compared to L-type kitchens, for example, the U-layout also offers much more storage space.

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