Kitchen Work Triangle

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Have You Ever Heard of the “Kitchen Work Triangle”?

What exactly is that you might ask, it has been an important element in kitchen design for many years.  The “kitchen work triangle” is an imaginary triangle made from a straight line drawn from the center of the sink to the center of the cook-top to the center of the refrigerator and back to the sink.

The benefit of the kitchen work triangle in most kitchen designs is ease of use.  Having the three most used elements of the kitchen in a triangular pattern makes tasks simplified and the kitchen efficient to utilize.

Keeping all of the major work stations near the chef is important for effective use.  Creating an area with minimal traffic is essential so that the chef is not interfered with while cooking.

There are also some basic guidelines you should follow for creating the work triangle.

Each length of the triangle should measure between 4 and 9 feet

  • The sum of the work triangle’s three sides should not be any higher than 26 feet
  • The work triangle should not pass through your peninsula or island by more than 12 inches
  • Heavily trafficked areas should not pass through the triangle
  • In a kitchen with one sink, the placement of it should be across or between the cook-top, refrigerator or prep area

Following these tips will work well in most kitchen designs.  However, a kitchen must be functional and pleasing for the homeowner and this is not a steadfast rule but rather a tried and true suggestion.  All kitchens are different and the needs and wants of the homeowner vary, therefore this may not work for everyone.  When you are ready for a remodel, contact your local experienced designers at Advanced Kitchen and Bath to help you with your ultimate kitchen work triangle design. Form, Function and Design are intricate parts of kitchen remodeling. Get a free estimate today!






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