12 U-shaped kitchen design ideas you'll want to borrow

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12 U-shaped kitchen design ideas you'll want to borrow

Lexi Hughes Lexi Hughes
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There are several ways to design a kitchen, depending on its size and layout. One type of kitchen design that we love are U-shaped layouts because they are practical, modern and perfect for small spaces. Another benefit to U-shaped kitchens are their unique open layout which take advantage of every space and can be optimized to the fullest. Especially when you have the help of design professionals

That's why we've gathered 12 examples of U-shaped kitchens that can be the perfect solution to any small kitchen dilemma. Let's take a look!

1. Classic and simple

As we see in this example, the U kitchen layout makes great use of the wall space by incorporating high and low cabinets, as well as shelves and other accessories.

2. Open and minimal

In this case, the end of the bench is used as a table for fast meals and access to the space is ample and comfortable from the living room.

3. Industiral storage

 Kitchen by Cabinet Dario
Cabinet Dario

Loft Paris

Cabinet Dario

For those who are fans of the industrial style, stainless steel is the ideal material to compose a kitchen. Beyond electrical equipment, steel can be used to coat the doors, cabinets and drawers, like this example. 

4. Bright and tidy

In this example, you can see how the U shaped layout is perfect for small environments, since storage and modules are possible across all three walls!

5. Multi-purpose space

When planning a kitchen in this format, it is important to value natural light by keeping at least one wall free, without many cabinets or shelves. We love how this space also accommodates a laundry room!   

6. Floor to ceiling storage

And if we are talking about small spaces, don't forget about taking advantage of all the available space, including floor to ceiling storage. 

7. Entertain and enjoy

 Kitchen by Giovani Design Studio
Giovani Design Studio

Скандинавское настроение

Giovani Design Studio

The U distribution is ideal to integrate the kitchen with the  living room , since it has a full opening.

8. Warm and inviting

Thanks to its noble qualities and warm colors, the wood works very well for this kitchen's finishes.

9. Dual dining space

The U distribution can also provide an open dinning area to integrate subtly into the kitchen, like this example.

10. Open flow

In this example, the U shape easily flows into the next room.

11. Counter space

Islands and countertops are great for closing the U layout of the kitchen.

12. Private nooks

The U composition can be created in other ways, going beyond the use of countertops. In the design above, the kitchen is enclosed with a beautiful built-in kitchen nook. We love this look!

We have more kitchen ideas ready to inspire you. Up next: 17 kitchen islands that are the best thing in the room.

What was your favourite look? Tell us in the comments below! 
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