Broken U-Shaped Triangle
U-Shaped Attached Seat Triangle
Single Wall Island Triangle
||No matter what shape your kitchen’s in--whether your floor plan is straight, U-shaped, L-shaped, or otherwise—its fundamental efficiency revolves around the triangle.
The work triangle, an area comprised of the distance between your refrigerator, stove and sink, traces the kitchen’s most-traveled areas.
Designers from the National Kitchen and Bath Association recommend the following work triangle dimensions and suggestions:
- each leg of the work triangle should measure between 4 and 9 feet in length
- the total length of all 3 legs should be between 12 and 26 feet
- cabinets shouldn't intersect any leg of the triangle by more than 12 inches
- major traffic flow shouldn't move through the triangle
Find your floor plan in the work triangle examples shown for ideas about how you can dramatically improve your kitchen’s efficiency. You’ll save time, energy and miles of extra steps.