Why The Kitchen Work Triangle Benefits Homeowners

What is a kitchen work triangle? It’s the shape formed when you connect your kitchen’s main three work areas—fridge, stove, and sink—where most of the prepping, cooking, and cleaning take place.

If you’re in the process of renovating your kitchen, this “work triangle” term is bound to be bandied about—and for good reason: If there’s one room in your home that you’d like to be as streamlined and efficient as possible, it’s the kitchen. Whether you’re heating up a frozen pizza or preparing a Thanksgiving feast, you don’t want to waste time needlessly navigating between your appliances and cleaning and prepping places.

So, how do you set up your main work spaces to facilitate flow and functionality in the room many consider the heart of the home? In this installment of our Dream Kitchen Remodeling Guide, we’ll explore the wild world of kitchen work triangles, as well as how to size up your own to see if it needs improvement.

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