An effective U-Shaped layout typically involves more space than is available in a small kitchen. This plan which is more suited to medium sized kitchens may still give you some ideas that you can incorporate into your final kitchen design.
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A living room/dining room with a step-up to a Plain English galley kitchen is on the ground floor of Sally Ann Lasson's small London house. Sally Ann's wizardry with small spaces includes eking out vital centimetres where possible; the ground-floor ceiling was raised to add an all-important 18 centimetres.