The key principle used for functional kitchen design for many, many years has been ‘the working triangle’ concept.  This is still the case however, more modern elements can also be included in your design to make your kitchen truly versatile and functional.

What is the triangle?

The kitchen work triangle is a concept used to determine efficient kitchen layouts. The primary tasks in a home kitchen are carried out between the cook top, the sink and the refrigerator. These three points and the imaginary lines between them, make up what kitchen experts call the work triangle.

Kitchens are changing

Today’s kitchens are more than a meal prep room – they are the hub of the home.  They can include being a space for eating, studying and entertaining as well as cooking.   In these larger more open plan kitchens the traditional triangle template doesn’t necessarily work as well as it once did.  You need to use more than one triangle.

Designing for the more modern kitchen

The triangle theory has evolved and now includes ‘zoning’ in the kitchen.

To work out your zones you will need to consider what tasks you do in the kitchen eg. cooking, eating etc., and then what you need to complete that task.

Examples include:

  • The Cooking Zone will need a stove and oven, microwave, bench space and storage containing the cooking supplies.
  • The Clean up Zone will need to consider a sink, rubbish disposal , dishwasher and storage of cleaning products.

Overlapping zones

Once you have completed the zoning lists, you will see how you have multiple mini triangle work zones forming within your larger kitchen space.

There is most likely going to be some overlap across the zones.  So ensure similar use aresa are adjacent to one another, eg. the cooking and cleaning zone.

The core principles of the triangle rule integrate nicely into the modern kitchen design.  Combine this with the zoning concept and you can achieve the ultimate kitchen, both stunning & functional.

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