Written by Becca Green

Design ideas for an L-shaped kitchen

No matter the size of your L-shaped kitchen, your space can be super versatile and offer flexibility without looking too cluttered.

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L-shaped kitchens are often generous with square footage and give you lots of options in terms of styling. We’ve put together a few top tips to unleash your inner designer.

Position appliances

Create a ‘work triangle’ with the sink and cooker on different walls – this way you’ll have plenty of prep space, but keep them within an easy distance of each other. 

Think about seating

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Factor in a dining area by leaving space free at the end of a run of units or on one wall, just enough to squeeze in a small dining table and chairs. Or, you could always overhang your worktop to create a makeshift bar area at the end of your units.

Illuminate areas

Layer lighting levels throughout the kitchen, from functional under-cupboard lighting and wall lights to illuminate work areas, to more decorative pendants above seating areas.

Floor filler

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There will be more floor area on show with this layout, so choose a bold standout design that makes a real statement. You can go as bold as you like with this as no design should look too busy.

Consider a corner unit

Make the most out of your potential cupboard space by opting for a pantry-style corner unit. This is a huge trend in the world of kitchens right now as they appear luxurious and store lots of essentials, too. 


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