By BisM1lLahbyeenergy. Kitchen. At Tuesday, October 13th 2020, 19:15:31 PM.
When we decided to build a house I purchased a lot of books about kitchen design. It is advisable to rely on literature as most of the websites about kitchen design are heavily influenced by advertisement. I cannot recommend any of them.
The work triangle used to be the base of kitchen planning. This triangle is formed by the refrigerator, the cooking range and the sink. According to conventional rules, the triangle is the shortest distance between the fronts of each appliance. The triangle should not be longer than 8 meters (26 feet). A single leg should be at least 1.23 meters (4 feet) and not more than 2.74 meters (9 feet). The cook should be able to walk without hindrance from appliance to appliance. I followed this rule in my kitchen and I am really happy with it. Friends of ours have built a huge house with an equally huge kitchen. They did not deem it necessary to consider something as prosaic as the work triangle. The result is a beautiful kitchen where you have to walk seven meters from the fridge to the sink - cooking in this kitchen requires a lot of exercise.
Before going into planning details, analyze the traffic your kitchen will have to support. People will go into your kitchen and move from the fridge to the sink, the cabinets and the cooking range. Do children need easy access to drinks and snacks? Will there be traffic through your kitchen to other destinations? Is there a back door, a pantry or a basement door?