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U Shape Kitchen Layouts

u shaped kitchen layout

The U shape kitchen is a close cousin to the L shape but offers more storage and counter space. In the U shape however you will have two inside corner situation to address. Lazy susan cabinets, blind corner cabinets and magic corner cabinets are all possibilities here.

This kitchen layout is suitable for larger kitchens and can be enhanced by adding a kitchen island. Should you decide to use an island try to have no less than 42″ of clear walking space around the island.

The addition of an island will likely break up the flow of a traditional work triangle so you may wish to consider the idea of incorporating “work zone” functionality to this plan.

Pros:

- Good for larger kitchen plans. Lots of counter space and storage.

- Ideal for adding an island to your kitchen layout.

- Traffic through the work triangle is eliminated.

Cons:

- Unless there is a dedicated work station at the island his is usually a single cook kitchen.

- Try to have a minimum of 12 feet along the back wall of the U to avoid a crowded feeling in the kitchen.

- Keep appliances a minimum of 3 feet from the corners.

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