The Importance of an Efficient Kitchen Work Triangle

The work triangle in a kitchen is defined as the distance between the sink, the refrigerator and the cook top. In a well designed kitchen, the dimensions of any one side of the work triangle is a minimum of 42″ with a maximum dimension of 60″. These dimensions minimize the travel distances required by the cook and create an efficient kitchen plan.

With the rise of super-sized trophy kitchens, the common sense rules of good design seem to have gone by the wayside. The appliance triangle is often a forgotten fundamental, with appliances haphazardly arranged with no consideration of maximizing efficiency and functionality.

Have a look at our examples of some bad kitchen designs and see if you can spot the problems before watching the video.

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