Locate the three essential parts of our kitchen design – the storage (refrigerator), cleanup (sink) and cooking (cooktop/ range). The kitchen work triangle close together but not crowded, from 5 to 8 feet (1.5m to 2.4m) apart. The work triangle has always been the very essence of good kitchen design. By kitchen design conventional rules, the kitchen work triangle is the shortest walking distance from the center front of each appliance, the kitchen work triangle should total 26 feet (8m) or less, with no single leg of triangle shorter than 4 feet (1.23m) nor longer than 9 feet (2.74m), and we should be able to walk in unobstructed lines from cooking appliances to sink to refrigerator. A large triangle would require too much walking; a smaller one would create a cramped layout. That why we need to consider seriously of the kitchen work triangle in our kitchen design.
There is some debate, today, among professional kitchen designer concerning the traditional work triangle. Although most agree kitchen work triangle is still an important element in kitchen design, may see the triangular space evolving as cooking habits and lifestyles change. These kitchen designers feel that the more actual living done in the kitchen, the more expanded the basic triangle will have to become and kitchen grow larger – which appears to be the trend – they will embrace an increasing number of activities. This will result in the need for several autonomous triangles within the room. We maybe need to plan a kitchen design for two or more cook, include an island with extra sink and cooktop and create multiple work triangles in kitchen design.