Keep to a Triangle When Designing a Kitchen

kitchen triangle layout Keep to a Triangle When Designing a Kitchen
You’ll be most productive in your kitchen if your layout is in the shape of a triangle.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association has specified these guidelines for your “kitchen work triangle”.
* The sum of the work triangle’s three sides should not exceed 26 feet, and each leg should measure between 4 and 9 feet.
* The work triangle should not cut through an island or peninsula by more than 12 inches.
* If the kitchen has only one sink, it should be placed between or across from the cooking surface, preparation area, or refrigerator.
* No major traffic patterns should cross through the triangle.
Here’s a listing of their other kitchen design guidelines that focus on efficiency.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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