When planning a kitchen remodel, professionals talk a lot about “the work triangle.”
This refers to the concept that – since the key activities in the kitchen revolve around the refrigerator, stove, and sink – these should be placed in the kitchen following the shape of a triangle.
Essentially, the goal was to maximize space usage and create efficient traffic patterns for working smoothly in the kitchen. And it works great for most kitchens – especially those that were significantly smaller than today.
While the concept of creating separate work areas within a space still holds up, with a larger kitchen, the idea has been expanded to creating “work zones.”