How to Design a Modern Kitchen with the working kitchen triangle

The "working kitchen triangle" is a concept that has been around since the early days of kitchen design. Basically, the idea is that the three most used parts of the kitchen—the fridge, the stove, and the sink—should be arranged in a way that minimizes the amount of time and effort required to move between them.

It's a simple concept, but one that has been proven to be effective over and over again. In fact, even in today's more open-concept kitchen designs, the working kitchen triangle is still something that many designers take into consideration. So, if you're planning on doing a kitchen renovation in the near future, here are a few things you should keep in mind!

1. Determine the size of your triangle.

The first step in creating an effective working kitchen triangle is to determine the size of your triangle. This will be based on the size and layout of your kitchen, as well as the number of people who will be using it on a regular basis. If you have a large family or entertain often, you'll need a larger triangle than someone who lives alone or has a smaller family.

2. Place your appliances strategically.

Once you know how big your working kitchen triangle needs to be, you can start placing your appliances accordingly. The fridge should go on one side of the triangle, with the stove on another and the sink in the middle. This will help ensure that you have quick and easy access to all of your appliances while you're cooking.


3. Make sure there's enough counter space.

In addition to making sure that your appliances are placed strategically, you'll also want to make sure that there's enough counter space surrounding them. This will give you plenty of room to prep food without feeling cramped or cluttered.

4. Consider storage options.

Another important thing to keep in mind when designing your working kitchen triangle is storage options. You'll want to make sure that there's plenty of storage close by so that you can easily grab what you need while you're cooking. This might mean adding some extra cabinets or shelves near your work area.

By following these tips, you can create an effective working kitchen triangle that will make cooking quicker and easier than ever before!

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