What is the kitchen triangle?

What is the kitchen triangle?

The kitchen triangle is made up of three main work areas.

Your stove, refrigerator, and sink are what you use most in your kitchen, so it stands to reason that the ideal positioning between these three points can improve the function and flow of your kitchen. The kitchen triangle is created when you arrange these main work areas in a triangular shape to enable efficient and easy movement. Even though this concept was introduced in the 1940’s, it is still essential in remodeling a well-functioning kitchen.

Here are some tips to consider when designing a kitchen triangle

  1. The distance between each point or area in the triangle should be between four and nine feet.
  2. The sum of all three sides of the kitchen work triangle should be between 13 and 26 feet.
  3. Consider adding an island with a sink to create two complimentary triangles.
  4. Do not place appliances, cabinets or trash cans within the path of the triangle.
  5. Make a list of the additional functionality you need in your kitchen, such as eat-in space, seated bar area, desk or homework niche.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the kitchen triangle. We can help you figure it out. At Schroeder Design/Build, we ask a series of questions to understand how you need to use your kitchen space. Our designers can then develop a creative solution that will improve your kitchen’s functionality.