Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Work Triangle

Since most people tend to do more outdoor grilling in the summer than cooking indoors it makes it a great time to update your kitchen. When planning your new kitchen keep this in mind.

Besides storage and counter space, is it easy to work in your kitchen? That is, can you easily get water from your sink to the stove or, access your refrigerator? Although you might not be aware, most likely the major work or access areas of your kitchen are set up in a triangle. This is referred to as the ‘work triangle’. If you plan to redesign your kitchen, it is important to understand or at least be aware of the basic concept.

The work triangle concept is meant to increase the efficiency of the kitchen especially between three major work sites; the sink, cooking surface and refrigerator. Each of these areas is a ‘point’ on the triangle. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association… “the sum of the three traveled distances should total no more than 26’ with no single leg of the triangle measuring less than 4’ nor more than 9’.” There should be no obstacles to the legs of the triangles.

"Pay attention to every detail!" Celeste Jackson
Celeste Jackson