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Upon visits to showrooms and consultations with kitchen designers; the work triangle is sure to come up at least once. Here will explain what that is and why it is so vital to the importance of a new kitchen design.
Each station is assigned it’s own space and traffic pattern according to guidelines set forth by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. In a kitchen there are three main work stations: Sink, Range and Refrigerator. These three work stations are vital to the functionality and design of a kitchen, so it is only fitting that a kitchen designer utilizes the knowledge of each work space and designs the space accordingly.
Work triangles in kitchens prove to make the most efficient designs for clients which is why this design aspect is so imperative to a newly designed kitchen. Along with the above, in order to optimize the work triangles effectiveness, no major traffic pattern to and from a work station should be impeded upon by an obstacle.

As shown, the work triangle is dependent on the layout of a kitchen and whether it be galley, L shape or U shape. All these factors are taken into account once the design process starts.

There’s always something new to learn about what is possible for a dream space but hopefully this blog post has covered some of the basics and perhaps even inspired your next design decision!  To view additional pictures of these projects, please visit our remodel project gallery by clicking here.
Written by: Marnie Knouse, AKB Chicago Project Coordinator