Monday, April 27, 2009

Kitchen redesign remodeling ideas: 3 kitchen workstation triangle

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With open kitchens in vogue, this traditional space is no longer tucked away in some inconspicuous corner of the house

Today, kitchens are more than just places to cook and eat meals in. Many people choose to include breakfast bars and bookshelves, for instance, in their kitchens. Also, with open plan kitchens gaining in popularity, the cooking area has virtually become part of the living room for many.

What does it take to redesign your kitchen? Did you know that designing a simple kitchen entails an exhaustive study of the indispensable nitty gritties of kitchen culture? There are some basic details to be taken care of while designing a kitchen, which play a major part in determining its longterm efficiency. One of the most basic layout principles is the work triangle. The work triangle is an imaginary line drawn from each of the primary workstations in the kitchen - the food storage, preparation or cooking, and clean-up stations. To help avoid traffic flow problems, workstations should be within a perimeter of 26 feet.

The three primary kitchen workstations which create the work triangle are:

Food storage station: Your refrigerator and pantry are the major items here. Cabinetry such as corner carousels or magic box pantry units, add function and convenience. Options like wine racks, spice racks, and pull-out wire baskets/trays help organise your groceries.

Preparation/cooking station: Your range, oven, microwave and smaller appliances are found in this area. Counter space is important in this section. Conserve space by moving appliances off the counter with appliance garage cabinets like the roller shutter countertop units, and space-saving items like towel rods and tissue holders.

Clean-up station: Everyone's least favourite activity is one of the kitchen's most important areas - the cleanup area. This area is home to the sink, waste disposal, and the dishwasher. Cabinetry for this station should be designed to accommodate detergents and cleaning material, and a trash bin which can be a pull-out or attached to the cabinet shutters.


Gary Puntman said...

I am doing a kitchen renovation soon. I have been making plans for it. I think that making sure the workstation is in the form of a triangle is one of the most important things. It is one of the most crucial elements of design when it comes to kitchens.
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