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Understanding THE BASIC KITCHEN LAYOUT (2024)



The work triangle embodies these three elements through your range, sink, and refrigerator. The National Kitchen and Bath Association

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suggest that each leg of the triangle should measure between 4 and 10 feet to allow the cook better access to the three main elements with a total perimeter not to exceed 26 feet.

How do you work out kitchen layout? ›

10 Steps to Designing a Kitchen
  1. Analyze the Elements That Make the Kitchen Whole.
  2. Create the Layout.
  3. Create a Detailed Floor Plan.
  4. Find Design Ideas.
  5. Choose Materials.
  6. Choose Colors.
  7. Select a Good Worktop.
  8. Choose the Flooring and Tiles.

What are the six 6 basic kitchen designs? ›

There are six basic types of kitchen layouts: Island, Parallel, Straight, L-Shape, U-Shape, Open, and Galley.

What is the general rule in kitchen layout? ›

The work triangle connects three important work areas of the kitchen: the cooktop, sink, and refrigerator. This area should be unobstructed and the distance between each zone should range from 4 feet to 9 feet so that one can efficiently move between tasks such as cooking, cleaning and food preparation.

What is the kitchen layout theory? ›

The triangle theory of kitchen designs focuses on three kitchen items – the sink, the fridge, and the stove. From center points in front of each, it suggests that they should form a triangle with legs no less than 4 feet or more than 9 and that the total of all three legs should be between 13 and 26 feet.

What is the most efficient kitchen layout? ›

The most efficient kitchen layouts are U-shaped and island kitchens. These layouts provide ample countertop space for cooking and prep work, and they allow for fluid movement throughout the room.

Is there an app to design a kitchen layout? ›

A:Yes, there are several apps like Roomsketcher, Easyhome Homestyler, and ARKitchen that allow you to design your kitchen. Q:How to design my own kitchen? A:Start by measuring your space, then use an app to visualize different layouts, cabinets, and colors.

What is the golden rule for kitchen design? ›

A Golden Rule for Kitchen Design

A kitchen work triangle is made up of three areas; the sink, cooktop, and refrigerator. By connecting these three areas within a certain length, you can create a more efficient kitchen design.

How do you decide where to put things in kitchen cabinets? ›

Cooking and baking pieces should be kept close to where you do food preparation. Utensils should be in the drawer nearest to the prep area as well. Glassware might be best near the sink or refrigerator. Make a coffee or tea station that includes sugar, mugs and filters, and place it near the water source, if possible.

Where should the stove be placed in a kitchen? ›

As per Vastu Shastra, the stove should be placed in the south-east corner of the kitchen, facing east. This position ensures that the cook faces east while cooking, which is considered auspicious.

Should the fridge be close to the sink? ›

Plan your work zones.

The fridge, stove and sink rather not be on the same wall but all have to be close together. It is best to leave a distance between the fridge, sink and stove of no more than five steps. It is easier to move food from the fridge to the preparation area and then to the stove.

What is the number one rule in any kitchen? ›

1. Wash Your Hands. Handwashing in commercial kitchens is vital for preventing the spread of germs and bacteria. Washing your hands after dealing with raw food or changing tasks is especially important.

Which kitchen layout is the most efficient explain why? ›

The U-Shape design is the most versatile layout for both large and small kitchens. It provides storage and countertop space on three walls, which creates an efficient work triangle for food prep.

What is an L shaped kitchen layout? ›

As the name suggests, an L-Shaped kitchen layout is formed of two adjacent walls and runs of cabinetry, often referred to as the “legs” of the L. The length of the legs of the L can vary based on the available space of the area and the shape itself is quite suitable for both large and small kitchens.

What are the 3 basic work centers in a kitchen? ›

Exposition. In the 1940s a model was created to divide the kitchen layout between three major work centers: Cooking (range), Preparation (sink/dishwasher), and Food Storage (refrigerator).

What are the 6 areas of the kitchen? ›

Divide the room into six zones: everyday, cooking, pantry, storage, specialty, and under the sink. (If you have a small space, you may think you don't have enough real estate to accommodate a half dozen different areas, but a “zone” can be as simple as a single drawer.)

What are the 6 important consideration or factors in designing a commercial kitchen? ›

Space planning, equipment selection, safety and sanitation, workflow, and energy efficiency are some of the most important factors to consider. A well-designed commercial kitchen will not only increase efficiency and productivity but also provide a safe and enjoyable environment for your customers and employees.

What are the 5 most common kitchen plans arrangements? ›

There are five basic kitchen layouts: L-Shape, G-Shape, U-Shape, One-Wall and Galley. The size and shape of the room will typically determine your layout. Although variations and deviations do exist, most kitchen layouts are based on one of the following shapes.

What are the 5 things to consider when designing a kitchen? ›

As far as the kitchen design is concerned, you want it to be visually appealing and highly functional at the same time. For this reason, consider the five crucial factors outlined above—layout, storage, lighting, flooring, and ventilation.

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