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The Work Triangle

For the most, kitchens are organized around what's known as the work triangle — the geometry determined by sink, cooker and refrigerator. Since most kitchen work is a dance among the three appliances, a good design will make the distances between them comfortable. If they're too short, the work area will be cramped; if too far, the cook will become worn out trotting between them.


Necessary Spacing

To function well, the sink, cook top and refrigerator each need to be surrounded with a certain amount of floor and counter space. The refrigerator door needs a clear swing and, if possible, enough room for two people to reach in simultaneously
Minimum counter lengths are considered which gives you a staging area for food preparation and dirty dishes, dishwasher locations and washing machines are also factored in.
The optimum location for the cooker is along an exterior wall, rather than on an island or peninsula. With a stove on an outside wall, it's easy to install an effective hood and ventilation system, essential to expel grease, smoke and combustion gases.


Storage Areas

Glassware and dishes should be stored in cabinets or shelves near the sink. Frequently used pots and pans could be stowed between the sink and cook top or from a hanging rack.
Locating your silverware drawers close to the drying rack or dishwasher but out of the primary work triangle so that someone can set the table without interrupting the cook.
A large volume of kitchen food stuffs can be stowed in a pull out larder unit, sliding corner units can also serve to be space savers allowing use of dead cupboard space


Eating In

Islands can serve as tables for informal meals. If it's the height of conventional counters—900mm—you'll need stools and an ample overhang of about 300mm to comfortably accommodate sitters' knees.
If you're thinking about placing a table in your kitchen, here are some basic parameters: A rectangular table with a seating capacity of four to six should measure 2˝ feet by 5 to 5˝ feet. You'll need 2˝ to 3 feet of clearance all around for chairs and adequate circulation. A round table takes up less space but can accommodate more people if need be. Remember that a small increase in radius makes for a big increase in the circumference of the table and therefore the floor space it will take up.

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