Kitchens are often regarded as the hub of the home. And choosing the right layout and design for your kitchen can have a big influence on the overall effect and result. So what are the practical design options for square kitchens? Well, here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design professionals, and we provide something to suit every home in every style. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about creating a stunning square kitchen space.

What are the practical design options for square kitchens?

Square kitchens tend to offer more usable space than rectangular kitchens, or galley kitchens. But making the most of this space, and using this effectively can be tricky. Some design considerations can include:

  • Choosing a layout- a horseshoe or U shaped layout can be effective for a square kitchen, as this means that kitchen cabinets will line 3 of the 4 walls, with plenty of open space in the centre. However, it your kitchen is a large space, you might also want to add a kitchen island in the centre. This can add a central work station or even a second sink, which can be very effective for large square spaces.
  • Consider seating- depending on the size and space available in your square kitchen, you might want to consider adding seating. This could include corner seating which would fit the most seats while taking up the least room, or breakfast bar seating for an informal, causal place to sit. You could even add seating to your kitchen island, in a larger square kitchen space.
  • Consider the cabinet finish- for larger square kitchens, you can use all colours and finishes effectively. For for smaller spaces, it can be more beneficial to choose high gloss cabinets to reflect any natural light around the room, and increase the sense of space.

For more information or advice about your new kitchen design, get in touch with the team today, here at MLS Kitchens.

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