When it comes to kitchens, the layout is something that is often discussed. But for some kitchen spaces, a traditional kitchen layout simply wont work. Whether your kitchen is an unusually shaped home extension, or a renovation in a period property, you may not be privy to a standard square or rectangular space. So how can you maximize the potential of a space like this? Well, here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about designing an effective kitchen in an unusual shape space.

Top tips for making the most of unusual kitchen shapes

So how can you design an effective kitchen in an area with an unusual shape? Well, there are several things you should consider, including:

  • Making the unusual corners or nooks a key feature- if your kitchen has an alcove or nook, sloping ceilings, or unequal corners, why not turn these interesting features into key design points? A kitchen sink set within the alcove, or even a small seating area can be a practical way to utilize the space effectively.
  • Built in storage- using unusual angles or areas in the kitchen for storage can increase the practicality of the space. Some types of storage, like wine racks or larders for example can be the perfect choice for alcoves or gaps that don’t quite meet, while tall storage cabinets can cover inequalities towards the ceiling height of your kitchen, and can be perfect for sloping ceilings.
  • Curved surfaces- curved worktops can be a great option for joining walls with an unequal depth or angle. The curve can suit the shape of the room overall, and hide the discrepancies and asymmetry as well.
  • A centre kitchen island- if your kitchen is large enough even a small kitchen can help to create paths around your kitchen, which can help the space be more practical.

For more information get in touch with the team today, here at MLS Kitchens.

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