The kitchen work triangle can feel like a mystery to some homeowners. The term is thrown about quite often in kitchen design — but how necessary is it?
The kitchen work triangle doesn’t have to be a triangle
The most important thing is workflow, and this can be different depending on the space and the owner’s needs.
What is important is to make sure the route between your three work centers — prep, cooking and cleanup — stays clear and direct.
For larger kitchens, work centers can be divided into different zones with their own individual work triangles.
Make sure you zone the kitchen for cooking and for socializing
If you have the space, allow for traffic flow away from the cook’s work zone, it really helps to keep the kitchen functioning more efficiently.
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