The work triangle or the main working functional areas in your kitchen lie between the hob, the sink and the refrigerator. These three points and the imaginary line between them forms, what the experts call the ‘work triangle’.
The trick lies in the positioning of these three vital points, so that they are in close proximity of each other, but at the same time not that close as to cramp up the kitchen and your movement back and forth. Ideally the line between them should not exceed 6mtrs. If your problem is that you don’t have enough room in your kitchen for this triangle, this can be achieved by adjusting to the size and shape of the room—different layouts according to your style and preferences.
Work Zones simplify your everyday life.
When deciding where to put cabinets and appliances in relation to each other, it can be helpful to think in terms of zones, or work zones. The approach of thinking about function rather than other aspects will be a win-win situation and you will have a friendly and efficient kitchen.
The three main zones, in relevance of the work triangle, are-
Storage (Refrigerator and dry storage), Washing (sink, dishwasher), and Cooking (hob, oven, microwave).
Placing them well is crucial in achieving the ergonomic work triangle. This will make things work with a natural work flow and keep the things within reach.
Cooking Zone- Avoid crossing the kitchen with pots and pans, think about placing your oven and hob near the sink and worktops.
Washing Zone- Your sink is an important area, keep your fridge close so that you find it easy to prepare food. And close proximity to your hob makes it easier for you to drain and wash your food items.
Storage Zone– As far as storage is concerned make sure you have enough space to store both dry goods and in your fridge. A worktop near your high cabinets and fridge makes an ideal spot to unpack your packages, and shopping bags.
In most cases it is the size and the shape of your room that decides the type of kitchen layout you will choose. However some kitchen layouts may suit your needs and living situations better than others. You can go in for a single line kitchen where the space is less or a single line kitchen with an island, is also another option. L-shaped kitchen or an U-shaped kitchen or a parallel kitchen whatever the layout, you should make it easy to use and efficient keeping the concept of the zones in mind.
Read More About…………..Feng Shui for Your Kitchen