If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, you must have come across the term the ‘kitchen work triangle’ a lot and wondered what the fuss is all about. Deemed as one of the most efficient ways to set up a kitchen by designers worldwide, it might seem a tad intimidating at the start. But once you understand the basics, it’s a relatively simple idea that can save a lot of time and energy.
The concept had its origin in the 1940s at the University of Illinois School of Architecture. when the kitchen was relatively small in size with larger-sized appliances making it cumbersome for the ones using the space. The three main work areas, namely the sink, refrigerator and hob, serve as the foundation for the kitchen work triangle. The idea behind it was to come up with a way to help plan an efficient workspace with clear traffic lanes.
The following steps will guide you towards planning an effective kitchen triangle in your remodel project:
- Measure your previous work triangle and note downthe necessary adjustments: Remember that the triangle’s lengths don’t have to be exactly even. Depending on the design of your kitchen, the triangle will have different side lengths.
The most crucial thing to remember is to make sure that nothing is in the way of the sides of the triangle apart fromthe recommended distance between its points. It may become difficult to access the kitchen space if trash cans, islands, and other kitchen needs are placed improperly.
- Ensure that you have a functional workspace: The most important step is to ensure that you have a space that is both stylish and efficient in its design. It should be cosy yet large enough to accommodate at least two people in the kitchen at any given time.
Your kitchen should also not be so large that you have to spend a lot of your time walking from one point to the other. There should be a seamless flow in your kitchen so if you’re thinking of placing a table in the centre than it’s best that you reconsider.
- Measurements should not be neglected: According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, each leg of the triangle should have a measurement of 4-9 feetand the perimeter of the triangle should be around 13-26 feet.This will help the cook to access the cleaning, food storage and cooking areas with ease while providing adequate space between them to avoid crowding.
- Decide on a design that best fits your kitchen: When it comes to the kitchen triangle there is no hard and fast rule that you need to adhere to. For instance, if you want to have an island kitchen, you can simply incorporate one of the sides or an additional prep area to caterto the one who works on the island.The nature of the space along with the requirements of the homeowner needs to be prioritised and the triangle will fall into place accordingly.
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