How you design your kitchen is very important. It should be affordable, beautiful and most importantly, practical. The way the kitchen is laid out is vital, as it can affect how easily you can work within its confines and how easy it is to get from place to place. One way of ensuring good kitchen design is with the Work Triangle.
What is it?
One of the most researched and applied ergonomic principles in the world, the Work Triangle is the centrepiece of a good kitchen. The idea is to place the three most common work sites the most efficient distance apart, with no obstructions between them. This minimises traffic and allows the user to get things done in the least amount of time with the least amount of effort. Traditionally, the three main work sites comprise of the refrigerator, the sink and benchtop and the cooktop, but this can be altered to suit the spaces you use most.
How can it help?
The Work Triangle is used in most kitchen designs for its ergonomic applications. With the least amount of space between each work space and a logical trail to follow when cooking or preparing in the kitchen, it reduces time, stress and energy depletion. The principle can be applied to most kitchen layouts, making the space not only easier to use and more functional, but more inviting for guests and household members alike.
If you are creating a new kitchen or renovating your current one, a little help can go a long way. Kitchen Connection are the kitchen design experts, with the skills and experience to help design this important room from the ground up. Visit them online or call 1800 700 777 for more information and advice.