A U-shaped kitchen is made up of cabinets on three adjoining walls, two parallel walls perpendicular to a third. It is also sometimes referred
to as a C shape or J shape kitchen. This kitchen configuration functions really well with the kitchen work triangle, ensuring only a small
distance between each work zone.
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This kitchen design maximises the use of all available space for storage and benchtops. The U shape kitchen works well when one 'leg' or bench
is opened up to an adjoining room to create a more open plan living area. Another popular option is to add a servery window through to dining
or living areas.
Efficient for a small to medium kitchen space
Plenty of bench space
No through traffic to disrupt work zones
A wide 'U' can support a kitchen island
Can convert one cabinet leg into a breakfast bar
Maximises use of space available
Not efficient for large kitchens without an island addition - too far between benches
Bottom corner cabinets need careful consideration to avoid access issues
Care needs to be taken in the
design process to
ensure ovens, cabinets and drawers don't clash
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