Among the top three most popular kitchen layouts, the U-shaped kitchen is a versatile option that uses the kitchen triangle quite well. Here’s some information to help you decide if it’s right for you.
The cost of creating your own U-shaped kitchen layout depends entirely on the materials used, size of the floor plan, and labor. Whether you want it to be on the higher end or lower end is entirely up to you.
It’s best to place the three elements of the kitchen triangle (sink, stove/oven and fridge) at the base of the “U,” unless it is a bigger floor plan with an island in the middle. In that case, one of the three elements should be housed by the island.
It’s all about providing extra work space for the second cook. Keep that space out of the way of the three major appliances. Also consider adding a kitchen table at the opening of the “U,” or bar stools at one of the countertops, to be used during prep time.
As storage needs increased, more and more kitchens across the country began installing the u-shaped layout. Today it remains one of the top three kitchen layout choices.
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