GET STARTED PLANNING YOUR SPACE
The working triangle should be the foundation of your kitchen design. It is made up of imaginary lines connecting the three most utilized areas of your kitchen – where you cook, where you clean and where you store your food – that is, your range, sink and refrigerator. Keep these three guidelines in mind to get the most out of your space:
- Avoid obstructions in the way of your working triangle – most experts suggest no more than a 12 inch obstruction.
- Note the distances between your work space items to ensure they are neither too close nor too far from one another — most kitchen designers recommend 4 to 9 feet between each point of the triangle.
- Consider foot traffic in your kitchen. A bustling home with lots of foot traffic in your working triangle is just a moving obstruction.