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U-shape designs work particularly well in small kitchens, as they are ergonomic and allow for plenty of hidden storage and potentially a seating area, too. Consider a split-level surface to accommodate a dedicated dining space. Kitchen storage can be maximised with tall wall units, which accentuate the height of the room, while the U-shape enables you to achieve the perfect working triangle with cooker, sink and fridge on opposite sides of the U.
L-shaped layouts can also work in small spaces, with the appliances, such as the oven and hob, on one side of the worktop and a sink on the other. If space allows, you can extend the worktop on one side to create a handy breakfast bar - just add bar stools.
Single and double galley kitchens are also popular in long, narrow rooms, especially those with a door or window at the end. In a double galley, place the sink on the opposite side to the oven and hob, so you can simply turn from one to the other while in a single galley, aim to have a good length of workspace between the two. Ideally you should have the oven and hob at one end of the worktop and the sink at the other.