If you have any plans to redesign your kitchen, you must have heard a lot about the “kitchen work triangle” and been curious as to what all the commotion was about. The kitchen work triangle is a tried-and-true principle that is used to create effective kitchen layouts that are both aesthetically beautiful and useful. By placing the main workstations—the cooktop, the sink, and the refrigerator—closer to the chef, a modular kitchen design prioritises efficiency. The work triangle aids in controlling traffic in the kitchen area to protect the cook from unnecessary interference.
The golden triangle concept emerged in the 1940s at the University of Illinois School of Architecture, when the kitchen was comparatively tiny and the use of the space proved complicated because of larger-sized appliances. The sink, refrigerator, and stovetop serve as the three main workstations that make up the kitchen work triangle. You can plan an efficient kitchen triangle in your remodelling project by making use of the following methods:
- Measure your prior work triangle and make the required adjustments: The triangle’s lengths don’t have to be precisely even, so keep that in mind. The triangle’s side lengths will fluctuate depending on how your kitchen is laid out. The most important thing to keep in mind is to make sure that nothing, other than the required distance between the triangle’s points, stands in the way of the triangle’s sides. If trash cans, islands, and other kitchen necessities are positioned incorrectly, it could be difficult to enter the kitchen area.
- Ensure that you have a functional workspace: Making sure your space is both stylish and functional in its design is the most crucial step. At least two people should be able to use the kitchen at once at any given time. Additionally, your kitchen shouldn’t be so big that you have to spend a lot of time moving from one area to another. If you’re considering setting a table in the middle of your kitchen, it’s wise to think twice. Your kitchen should flow seamlessly.
- Measurements should not be followed to the T: The National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends that the golden kitchen triangle’s perimeter be between 13 and 26 feet and that each of its three legs be between 4 and 9 feet in length. In addition to giving enough room between them to prevent crowding, this will make it easier for the cook to access the cleaning, food storage, and cooking areas.
- A layout for your kitchen that best fits your space: There is no absolute rule that you must follow when using the kitchen triangle. To accommodate the person working on the island, for instance, you could simply add one of the sides or another prep space to your island kitchen. The triangle will fit into place as long as the needs of the homeowner and the nature of the area are given priority.
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