One of the most common kitchen layouts is the u-shaped kitchen which offers a well-organized design especially for cooking. It is closed enough to keep others out of your hair while cooking and wide enough for you to work and have everything in hand. If your kitchen has a wide footage, you can even place a stable or portable island which will provide you extra storage and surface to work on. One problem with this type of outline can be the seating area and that can be solved out with a kitchen bar and stools on one of the “legs” of the U or a pass-through dining room. See for yourself some of the different design ideas for a u-shaped kitchen.