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Understanding basic kitchens



In a bid to create work efficiency within the kitchen space, Patrick WEBULE stresses the need of adhering to basic principles that actualizes the functionality.

HAVING A GOOD KITCHEN LAYOUT is as important as having a pleasant meal. Understanding the kitchen work triangle concept and basic kitchen layout types is a valuable starting point for having a good kitchen design that you like.

The basic principles of kitchen layout will helps to take much of the mystery out of the design process. The most basic layout principle is the work triangle. The work triangle is the line drawn from each of the three primary work stations in the kitchen – the food storage, cook top, and sink. By drawing these lines, you can see the distance you’ll walk to move to and from each area.

Remodeling the Work Triangle

The work triangle is used to create efficient use of the kitchen. It focuses on the arrangement of the three basic work stations: the refrigerator, sink, and cooker. Whether you’re remodeling an existing kitchen or building a new one, an efficient design means that your work triangle minimizes the number of steps the cook must take between the three areas during meal preparation and cleanup.

Kitchen Layout and Shapes

Since the kitchen is one of the most active work areas of the home, it is important to select the right layout to complement your lifestyle and taste. A safe kitchen is one with a well defined relationship between cooker, sink and fridge. Where possible avoid the interruption of door and walkway.

Tall units should always be put at the end of the worktop runs to ensure the flow of the workspace. Whether the shape of the kitchens Single wall, U Shaped, G Shaped-Shaped or Gallery Shaped all necessary safety concerns should be observed. The design should prevent children from reaching dangerous areas.