Contemporary Horseshoe Kitchens / U-shaped Kitchen Layout

You can opt for using these designs in the available space and plan your kitchen as per your requirements. While planning a kitchen consider some important aspects such as the overall size of your kitchen, the type of design layout selected, placement of the utensils and appliances in kitchen and work area. The horseshoe, or U-shaped, kitchen layout has three walls of cabinets and appliances. You can select the best one which would suit your needs and also present a very stylish feel to your kitchen. Explorer photos of the contemporary horseshoe kitchens or u-shaped kitchen layout…

Design That Works With Traffic

The horseshoe, or U-shaped, layout has three walls of cabinets and appliances. An island is often added in large kitchens. The design allows for traffic flow and workflow around the island. Design by Rate My Space user SANDCASTLES.

Room for a Pantry

This European-inspired kitchen has a classic horseshoe layout with the sink on one wall, the stove on the second wall and the refrigerator on the third wall. The homeowner also added a walk-in pantry and island. Design by Lori Dennis

Small Yet Efficient Kitchen

In this U-shaped kitchen, the sink, range and oven are positioned to allow the cook to easily move from one to the other. Two windows and an opening over the stove keep the space from feeling closed in. Design by Tanya Griffin.

Smart Kitchen Storage

In this cozy English Country-style kitchen, designer Shane Inman took the cabinetry all the way to the ceiling to maximize storage space. Even the ends of the cabinet runs are utilized for shelving and a small desk.

Fun and Functional Kitchen

Designed by Lou Ann Bauer, this horseshoe-shaped kitchen features a unique, colorful design and a spacious, functional layout. The central island offers a lower countertop for prepping food and a higher countertop for casual dining. Photo by David Duncan Livingston.

Bright and Open

Vaulted ceilings make this horseshoe-shaped kitchen feel spacious and airy, while a large window floods the room with light. Varied cabinet heights prevent an artificial ceiling line from isolating the vaulted ceiling, allowing it to flow more naturally. Design by James Howard.

Angled Kitchen Island

A bar turned slightly toward the kitchen defines the space while maintaining an open feel. A cheery blue was selected for the wall color to make up for a lack of natural sunlight. Design by Teal Michel.

Stone Focal Point

All eyes are drawn to the massive stone area surrounding the range in this elegant U-shaped kitchen. Design by Elizabeth Rosensteel

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