the working triangle

Kitchens can become very busy spaces, especially when they are being used by more than one person!

During the cleaning, preparing and cooking stages of getting a meal together, it’s likely you’ll be hovering over a few different sections of your kitchen.

The working triangle is a principle used to design functional, ergonomic kitchens. Basically, it’s the distance between your cooktop, fridge and sink and is designed to minimise traffic and promote efficiency in the kitchen.

The most effective work spaces allow 1200mm between each of these stations which minimises movement in the kitchen as well as interruptions to the cook.

The working triangle can also be incorporated in a number of kitchen designs and layouts.