The Kitchen Work Triangle.
By: Jessica Payne
The kitchen work triangle is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator, to the sink, to the oven to prepare a meal. When designing your new kitchen the first thing to consider is the layout. There are five different kitchens layouts, the G, L, U, single, and galley. Review them below to identify which is most similar to your current kitchen and select the cabinetry to create a kitchen that works best for you.
1. The L-shaped Kitchen:
In an L-shaped kitchen layout, a natural work triangle is created from continuous counter space and work stations on two adjacent walls..
2. The U-shaped Kitchen:
The U-shaped kitchen is the most versatile layout for both small and large kitchens because the layout offers continuous counter tops and ample storage, which surrounds the cook on three sides.
3. The G-shaped Kitchen
The G-shaped kitchen is a version of the U-shaped kitchen layout, with the same amount of counter space and storage options that surround the cook on three sides. However, the difference with the G-shaped kitchen floor plan is the peninsula or partial fourth wall of additional cabinets.
4. The Single-Wall or Straight Kitchen:
The single-wall kitchen floor plan is ideal for smaller homes. The work triangle in this kitchen layout is less like a triangle and more of a work line with all three kitchen zones along one wall.
5. The Corridor or Galley Kitchen:
The corridor layout has a workspace large enough for one cook. In this kitchen floor plan, the work stations face each other on parallel walls, creating a small work triangle.
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