The U-shaped kitchen layout is one of the basic kitchen layouts that decades of ergonomic research developed. The U-shaped kitchen layout is a useful and versatile layout for a small, medium or large kitchen. A U-shaped kitchen consists of work space on three adjoining walls, two parallel walls perpendicular to the third. There are no traffic lanes flowing through the work area. The base of the U-shaped kitchen is best when it is 10-18 feet wide.
A U-shaped kitchen can have legs as long as you want. You will need to divide that elongated leg into different work sites for efficient use.
Efficient for a small, medium or large kitchen space can easily divide the kitchen into multiple work sites.