U-shaped kitchen

How to design a U-shaped kitchen

Thinking of a U-shaped kitchen? Wren Kitchens guides you through the design process: from colour and lighting to style.

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L-shaped kitchen

Top tips for designing an L-shaped kitchen

Do you have a small or medium sized kitchen? Learn how to maximize space with an L-shaped worktop layout.

Top tips for designing an L-shaped kitchen
Kitchen appliance layout

How to plan your kitchen appliance layout

Whether your appliances are standalone or built into the kitchen units, optimising space in line with your cooking patterns will help to create a harmonious atmosphere that ensures food prep is a delight. To do that, you'll need to consider several things when planning your kitchen's layout, and follow best practice.

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Galley kitchen

How to design a long and narrow galley kitchen

Long and narrow kitchens are often called 'galley kitchens', because they mimic the layout found on ships, and just like on a ship, limited space is often the cause of a tight and narrow kitchen layout. A galley kitchen usually features units on both walls, with a corridor running down the middle. It may open into a different room on both sides, or be closed off by a wall at one end. Limited space, however, doesn't have to restrict your design. In fact, if you're remodelling a galley kitchen, you can justify all kinds of clever kitchen space hacks.

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Peninsula-style kitchen

How to design a peninsula-style kitchen

If you're dreaming of a kitchen island but you don't have the space to accommodate one, you can opt for a peninsula instead. Which is much the same as a kitchen island, but it's connected to a wall on one end. Peninsula kitchens offer all the same benefits of an island – extra workspace, storage and a place to socialise - but the difference is a peninsula can scale to fit into kitchens of many sizes. By learning how to incorporate a peninsula into your kitchen, you can get a taste of the 'island life', no matter what your layout is.

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Open plan kitchen

How to lay out an open plan kitchen

An open plan kitchen can incorporate a dining area or even a full living area. If laid out properly it can provide somewhere that's light, spacious, and ideal for socialising with family and friends. But to get a beautiful open plan kitchen layout, there are a few key principles to follow.

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Cupboards and cabinets in a kitchen

How to lay out cupboards and cabinets in a kitchen

The arrangement of your cupboards and cabinets can change the entire look and feel of your kitchen. It's key to arrange your cabinets and plan a kitchen layout in a way that will suit your lifestyle and your taste, so that the next time you reach for whatever it is you need, it's in the exact right place.

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