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Max out one wallIf you want to load your U-shaped kitchen with storage, but don’t want wall cabinets on all three sides, here’s an alternative. Leave one of the longest walls free and fill the one opposite with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. On the third, narrowest wall in this scheme, a half-and-half approach comfortably bridges the gap between the two cabinetry layouts. The result? A kitchen with tons of storage that still feels spacious.Read more:Is U-Shape the Most Efficient Layout for Kitchens?Tell us:Do you have a U-shaped kitchen? Have you used any tricks to make best use of the space? Share your ideas in the Comments below.
5. Whiten upIn this narrow space, a visible dishwasher would have ruined the minimal magic. The designers have chosen floor-to-ceiling cabinets that are flat and handleless, and kept the walls and floor white, so it makes sense that the appliances have been hidden away.Don’t forget to check the depth of built-in appliances as well as the width to make sure they’ll fit your design perfectly.See how these kitchens save space with built-in appliances
Create some spaceWhite is an ideal option in a small kitchen, as it will open it up and make it feel larger. Of course, that doesn’t mean white is the only choice for a small room – in fact, a darker hue can make for a snug, inviting feel. But in a very tight spot, like this compact scheme, the white units help to create the illusion of space. The flat-fronted design adds to the effect, creating a minimal, streamlined look that appears to widen the narrow room.See how these white kitchens mix it up with accents
Use every square inchThink you don’t have enough storage space in your kitchen? Could your kitchen cabinets be brought right up to the ceiling to give you storage space for those appliances you use less frequently? Here, every square inch is utilised, making a small kitchen extremely functional.See how these kitchen storage hacks exploit every square inch of space