The ideal layout for busy cooks, u-shaped kitchens allow easy access to the majority of kitchen appliances from a single spot. However, without care these kitchens can crowd easily.

Think about what you want to have at hand and what you don’t. You may want to place appliances such as the washing machine outside of the ‘U’, or paint the kitchen in a light, neutral colour.

U-shaped kitchens naturally create a boundary between the kitchen and the rest of the room, and so are ideal for open-plan designs. Multi-level designs can help accentuate areas of the worksurface intended for different uses.

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9 of our favourite U-Shaped kitchens

Milton Painted - Kitchen Ergonomics kitchen

Milton Painted

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: Kitchen Ergonomics Ltd, Stevenage

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Broadoak Natural - Elements Kitchens Ltd kitchen

Broadoak Natural

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: Elements Kitchens, Reading

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Broadoak Alabaster - Rooms By Design kitchen

Broadoak Painted

Budget: £12k - £16k

Designed & Installed by: Rooms By Design, Northallerton

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Broadoak Painted - The Kitchen People kitchen

Broadoak Painted

Budget: £12k - £16k

Designed & Installed by: The Kitchen People, Lindfield

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Milbourne Almond - Ice Interior kitchen

Milbourne Almond

Budget: £16k - £20k

Designed & Installed by: Ice Interior Ltd, Lymington

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Porter Alabaster - Purple Kitchens kitchen

Porter Alabaster

Budget: £12k - £16k

Designed & Installed by: Purple Kitchens Ltd, Maghull

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Buttermilk Ivory - Kitchencraft kitchen

Buttermilk Ivory

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: Kitchencraft, Witham

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