The best kitchen design is the one that suits your needs and matches your home style and personal taste. When designing your kitchen space, two general concepts that you would probably have to choose from are the kitchen work triangle and the kitchen work zones.
Both kitchen design concepts can produce amazing results, but these will depend on a number of factors. To help you decide between the two, custom kitchen remodeling expert The Kitchen Store shares more information below.
Kitchen Work Triangle
The kitchen work triangle is composed of three main areas: the cooktop, sink and refrigerator. These areas are connected to each other, forming a triangle, with each leg of the triangle typically less than four feet or over nine feet (the sum of the three triangles should not exceed 26 feet).
By placing these three areas within a certain distance from each other, moving around the kitchen and performing tasks become convenient and efficient. Although this type of kitchen design has very specific requirements, it still allows for personalization (such as custom kitchen cabinets and countertops) — ensuring that the space also reflects the individual’s style. The kitchen work triangle suits various spaces, but it doesn’t work for all. For instance, the kitchen triangle isn’t recommended for galley-style kitchens, which typically have limited space.
Kitchen Work Zones
Work zones are often the ideal solution for open concept kitchens. By defining areas in your kitchen, you can make the most of your large space. Work zones have also become more popular in recent years since kitchen spaces have become bigger and need to accommodate more appliances. These days, you have to allot space for dishwashers, microwaves, coffee machines, extra sinks and more.
Apart from the additional appliances, the kitchen has also transformed into a social space. Food does not only get prepared in the kitchen. People actually dine in their kitchens too. With these new considerations, you might find that the traditional kitchen work triangle might no longer work for you.
When creating work zones in your kitchen, experts recommend grouping your appliances and fixtures according to use. Think about the tasks that you normally do in the kitchen, and assign a particular area for each of them.
The Kitchen Store offers a wide range of kitchen cabinet options to suit every style and budget. We are also a trusted cabinet refacing expert, and we can guarantee excellent results that match your needs. Call us at (310) 572-7515 or fill out our contact form to schedule a private showroom consultation. We serve customers in Beverly Hills, California and the surrounding areas.