|Kitchen design is influenced by multiple factors. For
example, the number of doorways influence traffic patterns,
and the size of your family influences other decisions
Traditional kitchen design starts with the "Work Triangle". Use this as a guide rather than a rule because there is not one perfect solution for your needs.
|The work triangle refers to the paths you take as you
perform tasks in your kitchen. If one design has you travel farther,
then your efficiency will be lower. Remember, kitchen tasks are repeated
thousands of times each year! The 3 points of the work triangle are referred to
as work centers. They usually are comprised of the sink, stove and
|If your family has some unusual
characteristics, you will want to take them into consideration as well.
For example, large families might want to add the pantry location as a
Traditional design principles say that the work triangle should contain the following:
Popular kitchen design include such shapes as the Corridor, the L-shaped, the U-shaped, and the straight wall set-up. Add to this design features such as islands and peninsulas, a "vegetable" sink, double ovens with separate cook top, and you can see the possibilities.
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