Explore how U-shaped kitchens maximise space, placing everything at your fingertips for easy cooking.
By using three walls instead of two, U-shaped kitchens make the most of your available space, providing extra work surface and storage. Before planning your U-shaped kitchen layout with your builder, consider how you will use your kitchen and the size of your room.
Once you know a U-shaped kitchen layout will work in your home, think about how your new kitchen will look and function.
Your builder can make your layout unique with a few custom features.
We have picked five U-shaped kitchen designs to inspire you and your builder when creating your own U-shaped kitchen.
1. Light and bright
In a smaller room, glossy finishes will enhance the sense of space. A lighter shade like Cashmere will help your U-shaped kitchen feel brighter. Plus a matching worktop and backboard will draw the eye through the room, making the kitchen feel even more spacious.
2. Sociable seating
To create a sociable kitchen, your builder can add a bespoke seating area to one side of the ‘U’. Guests can gather here, letting conversation flow as you cook. Or the children can curl up with a book, so you can keep an eye on them whilst cooking.
3. Open and inviting
Keeping wall units to a minimum will help your U-shaped kitchen feel more open. Ask your builder to create custom wooden shelving to house spices, crockery and recipe books. U-shaped designs can accommodate a doorway too, so you will not have to worry about structural changes.
4. U-shaped and ultra-modern
The functional design of a U-shaped kitchen can be given a contemporary spin with floating units and sleek integrated appliances. Make your kitchen the main talking point with high gloss cabinet doors in Slate Grey, accented with copper and concrete.
5. From coffee breaks to cocktails
By day a place for casual meals and catching up on work, at night your breakfast bar can become a spot to gather for drinks with friends. Keep your favourite bottles close at hand in an extra tall wine rack.
Take the first step towards creating your own U-shaped kitchen by contacting your builder, and together you can arrange a free design appointment with one of our local designers. Working closely with you and your builder, they can create a U-shaped kitchen design which works for your home and lifestyle.