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Advantages of a horseshoe kitchen layout


One of the most important decisions you make when designing and installing a new kitchen is the shape or layout of the kitchen. An effective kitchen design will have open space between the fridge, sink and the oven, as these are the three most used points of the kitchen. Keeping the space free between these makes it easier to move quickly between one and the other, which is great for cooking and practicality. But beyond this golden triangle rule, your kitchen layout will be entirely determined by the shape of the kitchen space and your personal design preference. One of the most popular choices is a horseshoe kitchen layout. But what are the advantages of a horseshoe kitchen layout? And why should you choose this design? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. And this is our guide to everything you should know about the horseshoe layout.

What is the horseshoe layout?

First of all, what is this type of kitchen layout? Well, this is positions the cabinets around three of the walls in a U shape or a horseshoe shape. The space in the middle is typically kept free for easy movement and access. However, in large open plan kitchens, a kitchen island can be used to add more storage and worktop space to the kitchen, where necessary.

What are the advantages of a horseshoe kitchen layout?

So, why should you choose this design? Well, there are a number reasons, including:

  • For square kitchens this layout provides the most worktop and storage space
  • Part of your worktop area can be made into a breakfast bar for additional seating
  • Practical layout that keeps the centre of the room free for traffic flow. This also means its a good option for big households

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Homematas.