By Roderika Amalie. Kitchen. Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 15:25:32 PM.
Recycled Paper‐Based Kitchen Counters. Recycled paper sounds like the worst possible material for a kitchen countertop, but this ecofriendly choice has surprising durability. When blended with resins and pigments, it has the look and feel of soapstone – but at $40 to $80 per square foot installed, it's a fraction of the cost.
Rather than miles of counterspace, this kitchen has a freestanding custom‐designed china cabinet at the end of the L. Sometimes a square island is better than a rectangle. If you don't have the room for a main sink in one of the legs of the L, then put it in the island. This makes for a very tight work triangle and still allows for entertaining. This island has seating on two sides which makes for good conversation as well. If storage is what you're looking for, the L‐shaped kitchen can be the best option for the maximum amount of wall cabinets.
This could either be seen as a broken U or an L‐shaped kitchen with an island. Technically I'd say it leans towards the latter, but if you imagine that door on the left being cabinetry, you can use this layout for inspiration for your own U‐shaped kitchen.