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What solutions are available for awkward shaped kitchens?

The 3 common layouts for kitchen design are galley, L-shaped and U-shaped. But what can you do if your kitchen space doesn’t fit the traditional mould? Here are some ideas on how to handle an unusual shaped kitchen:

Sliding doors

If space is at a premium in your kitchen go for cabinets with sliding doors – you can create a slim walkway between two sets of parallel cabinets, saving on space because you won’t need to open the cupboards out.

Unusual islands

A kitchen island doesn’t have to be a square or rectangle. Opt for a triangle-shaped or semi-circle design to create more space in a tight area.

Slender cabinets

Think outside of the box and choose slimmer carcasses for your floor cabinets. As long as you can fit in a dinner plate you should be good to go. Opt for slim-line pull-out cabinets that can fit in even the tightest of spaces or use clever storage ideas like pan racks that allow you to hang saucepans from the ceiling or wall if you don’t have the floor space for cabinets.

Open shelving

Select open shelving in unusual areas where a traditional cabinet won’t fit to create the illusion of more space. Place extra high shelves at the top of your walls that run around the entire room to make space high above without compromising on your floorplan.

Slide-out worktops

Hide away your worktop under a counter – simply pull out when you need it.

22nd Nov 2016