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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