three essential parts of our kitchen
The kitchen work triangle close together but not crowded, from 5 to 8
feet (1.5m to 2.4m) apart. The work triangle has always been the very
essence of good kitchen
design. By kitchen
design conventional rules,
the kitchen work triangle
is the shortest walking distance from the center front of each
appliance, the kitchen
should total 26 feet (8m) or less, with no single leg of triangle
shorter than 4 feet (1.23m) nor longer than 9 feet (2.74m), and we
should be able to walk in unobstructed lines from cooking appliances to
sink to refrigerator. A large triangle would
walking; a smaller one would create a cramped layout. That why we need
to consider seriously of the kitchen
work triangle in
our kitchen design.
There is some
debate, today, among professional kitchen
concerning the traditional work triangle.
Although most agree kitchen
work triangle is still an
important element in kitchen
design, may see the
triangular space evolving as cooking habits and lifestyles change.
These kitchen designers
feel that the more actual living done in the kitchen, the more expanded
the basic triangle will have to become and kitchen grow larger
appears to be the trend – they will embrace an increasing
activities. This will result in the need for several autonomous
triangles within the room. We maybe need to plan a kitchen
design for two or more
cook, include an island with extra sink
and cooktop and create multiple work triangles in kitchen
Kitchen Design - Planning
such as galley kitchens that have cabinets and appliances running down
two sides of a room, single-line/one-wall kitchen
design, U-shape kitchen
design, L-shape kitchen
and larger kitchens that feature and island, are always functional and
thus are ones still use today. But because modern home plans often
feature open layouts that eliminate doorways between rooms, new
arrangement styles are necessary. The traditional notion of lining the
perimeter of a kitchen with base and wall cabinets might not work in a
Line/One Wall Kitchen Design
utilized in narrow rooms.
for one or two people to use at one.
for small family stay at apartment or
This kitchen design
arrangement places all
equipment, sink, range,
refrigerator and cabinetry along one wall.
Because we cannot create a triangle in a one-wall kitchen design,
maximize accessibility by locating the sink between the refrigerator
and the range. Although a one-wall kitchen is more typical in a small
apartment, it may be found in large, open-plan home.
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Kitchen Design Layout
layout with cupboard along two
- Work well
with sitting area that is integrated
into the same room and overcomes any shortage of wall space.
- Idea for a
family and entertaining guest.
plan places the kitchen on two perpendicular walls. The L-shape usually
consist of one long and one short “leg” and lends
efficient work triangle without problem of through traffic.
design layout is flexible
enough for two cook to work
simultaneously without getting in each other’s way.
Another advantage to this kitchen
layout is the opportunity for incorporating an island into the floor
plan, if space allows. If we do include an island in an L-shape kitchen
design layout, plan the
clearances carefully, walkways should
be at least 36 inches wide.
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Kitchen Design Layout
three full walls for maximum
storage and work space.
for both large and small rooms
for condominium and terrace house.
Cabinets, counters and
appliances are all arranged along three
walls in a U-shaped kitchen
design layout. The
greatest benefits to this plan are the easy traffic flow. A U-shaped kitchen
layout it is possible to keep traffic that’s passing through
kitchen from encroaching on the cook’s work space, an
in a busy household. A U-shaped kitchen
incorporates a logical sequence of work center with minimum distances
between each. The sink is often located at the base of the U, with the
refrigerator and range on the side walls opposite each other. The U
shape takes a lot of space – at least 8 feet along the length
of the kitchen. The U-shaped kitchen design layout is ideal for two
cooks, the work areas may have to overlap somewhat in a smaller
layout-meaning two cooks may have to share one leg of the triangle
but it can be done.
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counters on both sides of the room
with 1.2m width corridor down the middle.
set-up saves steps and makes sense where
food preparation comes before entertaining.
choice of many top chefs.
parallel kitchen design
or galley kitchen
or also known as the corridor style, this compact layout
appliances, sink and cabinets on two parallel walls to create a small
pass-through kitchen. It is easy to configure an efficient work
triangle in this kitchen
design layout, but this
layout really caters to one cook. Parallel kitchen design is mainly the
product of necessity. Small apartments often feature these
free up living space in other rooms. Allow a 48-inch wide
all fixtures are in place so that cabinet and appliance doors can be
opened easily while someone walk through. If possible, avoid situating
the major appliances directly opposite one another. This
cramming in the event that two people wanted to use two things at the
same time. Storage is a real challenge in this compact layout. The
solution is to install tall kitchen cabinets that extend to the ceiling.
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Line Kitchen Design with an Island
island setup is only possible in kitchens that have ample
you set up an island, you must be sure to leave enough room for
passersby on all sides of the island. Some islands provide
counter space and seating, and many of them even feature cooktops,
stoves, or sinks. Islands with cooktops offer the most
because they facilitate shorter triangles. Islands become not
areas on which to work but also places for socializing. Bar
underneath hanging lights with dim control make people feel comfortable
and relaxed. It becomes the ideal spot for wine and cocktails.
for large rooms with lot of available
- Easier for
several people to work together at