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Gal­ley KITCHEN

Go for un­fussy cup­boards, keep wall units to a min­i­mum (try open shelves) and use in­te­grated ap­pli­ances. Don’t place the oven and sink next to or di­rectly op­po­site each other, so two peo­ple can work at the same time.

l-shape or G-shape KITCHEN

Fit wall units to just one side to stop the space feel­ing crowded and if the win­dow is over the sink, use down­lighters and un­der-cabi­net spots to keep the room light. if there’s no space for a table, then try a break­fast bar at the end of the run.

U-shape KITCHEN

Make the most of cor­ners with space­sav­ing fit­tings, such as carousels or Le Mans units. keep traffic to a min­i­mum in the heart of the kitchen by hav­ing your fridge at the en­trance to en­sure it’s easy to get to with­out dis­turb­ing the cook.

Is­land KITCHEN

Leave lots of space around your is­land, ide­ally one me­tre, to open cup­boards or drop-down doors on dish­wash­ers and ovens. Pop a sink or hob on the unit to cre­ate a tri­an­gle and in­clude plenty of deep draw­ers in it to store pots and pans.

open-plan KITCHEN

Zone your space into dis­tinct ar­eas for food prep, cook­ing, din­ing and re­lax­ing. in­stall quiet ap­pli­ances so con­ver­sa­tion isn’t drowned out but make sure you have a pow­er­ful ex­trac­tor so that cook­ing smells don’t linger.

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