Kitchen Appliance Accessibility
Kitchen designers often work with the idea of the “work triangle” when determining where to place the kitchen appliances within the chosen layout and shape of the kitchen. The work triangle consists of the stove, the refrigerator, and the sink – all of which need to be easily accessible from one to the other. It puts the sink, range, and refrigerator in varying arrangements that create the classic triangle many people still prefer over other, more trendy designs. Most kitchen designers embrace this idea by making each are easy to get to from the other. However, it is, of course, a rule of thumb that can be broken if a client has needs that would necessitate a different setup. Triangle kitchens usually do not contain islands but when they do, the peninsula should not impede the functionality of the triangle kitchen. Industry experts recommend that the three sides of this type of kitchen shouldn’t exceed 26 feet, with sides no more than nine feet in length. These dimensions ensure that the work area is ample but not too big. As the main cook in the family, you don’t want to waste energy moving back and forth repeatedly while preparing a meal in the kitchen. In addition, the primary thoroughfare should not go through the triangle so maximize convenience for the person most often in the kitchen.