Remodeling or even creating a whole new kitchen can be a bit of a drag if you haven’t planned anything beforehand, not to mention if you have to use what minimal space your apartment or your new house offers. If you are faced with a small space for a kitchen then your number one goal is to turn it into a U shaped kitchen. Here are several creative small U shaped kitchen ideas that you can ponder for your limited space.
Thin U Shaped Kitchen
Homeowners often prefer this basic design because it’s surrounded by windows or walls. The layout for this design would be 42-48 inches between two opposite aisles. You can opt to install the sink beneath the window or you can easily swap the position of the kitchen appliances if you happen to have the window in another position. There is a potential peninsula in one of the tails of the U shape. You can turn it into a single peninsula (1 ½ width) or you can go for double width peninsula. If you look for more storage you can hang cabinets on the ceiling right on top of the peninsula. Moreover, if you decide to go for double width peninsula you can provide more seating instead of installing overhead cabinets. If you are looking for a small yet functional and attractive kitchen layout, this thin small U shaped kitchen idea is definitely for you.
Mid-Size U Shaped Kitchen
The distance between the opposite aisles of this layout would be around 183cm. This means you will have enough room for two cooks. The upside of this layout is that you can fit a U shaped kitchen with short tails or you can go for an alcove instead. This design allows you to have a self-contained or open kitchen. It all depends on whether you have your pocket door(s) closed or open. Your kitchen might not have enough room for more storage, ergo you can turn one of the tails of the U shape into a full height or a wall of three quarter kitchen cabinets.
Non 90 Degrees Corners
We are aware that not all U shaped kitchen have 90 degree corners so we decided to throw in this particular design for you to mull over. You might happen to install a 45 degree kitchen design instead and wonder if standard U shape would still fit. Well, the answer is yes. This design allows you to fill up the extra space with more work zones. A little tip, you can change the 45 degree arrangement into a mid-size standard shape with a half width peninsula (or you can go double). You will have a lovely open plan loft or an attractive bay window with this design.
These three ideas go well with limited space for your kitchen. Note that, when designing small spaces including a small kitchen you should never rely too much on dark colors because they will absorb the light and will only make your already small space feel even smaller. The best way you can go with the color choice is to use light or medium tones while at the same time install a lot of lighting anywhere around the room.
Have fun designing your dream kitchen with these small U shaped kitchen ideas!