Mary & Lee Blair Residence and Studio. Architect Harwell Hamilton Harris. 1939
Built in 1939. Architect Harwell Hamilton Harris.
Know the Pros and Cons of the U-Shaped Design Generally, U-shaped kitchens provide lots of storage and work surface. They’re also very safe since they have only one entrance and no through traffic. This last point, however, also means that within small U-shaped layouts, there may be space for only one cook at a time. It’s also worth noting that U-shaped layouts are typically more expensive than others, such as galley or L-shaped designs, because they require more cabinetry and countertop material for the additional run of cabinets.