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What is Kitchen work triangle?

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The Kitchen work triangle or The Golden triangle is a concept that was developed in early 20th century, when kitchens were very compact and appliances were very large. It connects the Cooktop (or) Stove, Refrigerator and Sink, these three points and the imaginary lines between them makes triangle and got this name work triangle, no element such as island blog the flow. This seventy year old design is still something worth considering while designing or remodeling a kitchen.

Illustration of Kitchen work triangle – Image : Preservationproperties

Some different types of triangles – Image : Urbanoutfitters

According to the guidance of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), each leg of the triangle should measure between 4 and 9 feet, the sum of the three sides of the triangle should not exceed 26 feet. You should consider the location of workspace, islands, bars and other kitchen features while designing on work triangle to ensure functionality. Nowadays kitchen is not about just for cooking, it becomes multi-functional as sharing space with living and dining rooms for eating, working and entertaining so, the new idea called kitchen work zone design is evolved from existing work triangle.

Some of the kitchen designed considering work triangle are…

Consider the location of kitchen features while designing – Image : Sandiegoarchitects

 The sum of the three sides of the triangle should not exceed 26 feet – Image : Roomaholic

Triangle should measure between 4 and 9 feet – Image : Dreamstime

Nowadays kitchen becomes multi-functional – Image : Dreamstime

Today’s kitchen are large when compared to olden days – Image : Gettyimages

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