Deadline Design With Shaynna Blaze

How to Set up a Kitchen Work Triangle

Shaynna Blaze shares her expert tips to help you set up your kitchen space. 

The traditional working kitchen triangle – the sink, the cooktop/oven and the fridge – was based on how people lived in the 1950s. Keeping these points less than one and a half metres apart meant less travel around the kitchen.

But since that was first designed, our lifestyles have changed so much – now there’s a whole different way to approach it. We have a lot more appliances these days, and often bigger kitchens too. Consider a non-traditional take on the idea, which still incorporates the basic principles.

For example, you might want to design mini working triangles. For the main workspace, the traditional elements still remain, but for an entertaining kitchen, a second triangle might revolve around heating, serving and wine storage.

Stop and think: how do you use your kitchen?

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