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3 Popular Layouts for Kitchens in Chester

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Welcome to our guide to some of the most popular layouts for kitchens in Chester. Here we look at three excellent choices, depending on the size of your kitchen and its position in relation to other nearby rooms. 

Galley Kitchens

Galley kitchens are ideal for making the most of smaller spaces, as they use every available space. They feature a central passageway with two rows of cabinets on either side, facing one another. 

Galley kitchens are also more cost-efficient, as the simpler design means you won’t need as many special gadgets. And with the extra row of cabinets, there is more than enough storage space, even for a large family.

However, if you do have a large family or a kitchen with several cooks, the key to making the galley kitchen work is to have all the food preparation areas only along one side. This helps to minimise the chances of people getting in each other’s way.

U-Shaped Kitchens

U-shaped kitchens are ideal for bigger spaces and feature cabinets on three walls in a U-shape. Larger versions of this kitchen design often have a central island, often used as a dining table. These types of U-shaped kitchens combine the kitchen and dining room into one space, ideal for serving food as soon as it has been cooked.

However, if there are upper cabinets on all three walls, it can feel a bit too enclosed. A good way to avoid this is only to have upper cabinets on one or two of the walls. You can then have focal tiles, a hob hood, or open shelving on the other wall(s).

The U-shaped kitchen is great for having multiple cooks preparing food simultaneously, as the layout and extra space allow them to move about without getting in each other’s way. 

L-Shaped Kitchens

L-shaped kitchens are similar to U-shaped kitchens but with one of the walls missing. They can suit large and small spaces, and the larger versions can sometimes have an island, like with the U-shaped kitchens. The size of an L-kitchen can be as large as can fit into the space, but ideally, it’s best not to have either of the walls longer than 4.5 metres. 

The open-plan design provides a lot of flexibility regarding where work zones and appliances are arranged. If you want to make the best use of the corner, one solution is to install a walk-in pantry cupboard. This storage space can be a great asset in your kitchen and avoids losing that much-needed corner space.

We hope you found our guide to some of the most popular layouts for kitchens in Chester helpful. Which layout you go for depends on the size and position of your kitchen area. For smaller spaces, a galley kitchen might be best, although you might also get away with an L-shaped kitchen. A U-shaped kitchen is best for larger spaces where you can combine the kitchen and dining area into a single room.

At Mayfair Kitchens in Chester, our professional design team will help you find the kitchen design for you. So pop into our Chester showroom or contact us to get started today.

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