Kitchen remodeling revolves around the work triangle—this invisible triangle connects the kitchen sink, refrigerator, and oven cooktop. Since most kitchen work is done between these three locations, the spacing between them is extremely important. Use these kitchen work triangle factors to design the perfect Tucson kitchen space.
- Measure Distances: Homeowners should consider the spacing of their kitchen when designing a work triangle. An excess distance between the stove, fridge, and sink can make for an inconvenient cooking space. Similarly, a kitchen with triangle points spaced too close together will produce a cluttered prep area. Try measuring the work triangle distance of your current kitchen as a reference point. If you feel your current setup is too cramped or too wide-open, then it may be time for a redesign.
- Minimize Traffic: Foot traffic and lingering guests can be a big distraction during meal preparation time. That’s why the best kitchen work triangles lead guests or family members away from you work space. For example, angled countertop sections and intentionally placed kitchen islands keep non-cooks out of your triangle. Work with an expert
kitchen remodeling contractorto ensure your new work space is properly arranged.
- Consider Appliances and Fixtures: Keep your kitchen’s planned fixtures in mind when designing a work triangle. Small details can have a big impact on your kitchen’s overall efficiency. For example, a kitchen with two sinks, ovens, or refrigerators, will provide homeowners more flexibility in how they set up their space.
- Personalize Designs: Lastly, remember your own personal style when designing a kitchen workspace. Do you like to cook with your spouse? How many counter-top appliances do you need space for? Make small adjustments to distances and arrangement to meet your personal cooking needs. Working with a professional contractor will streamline this process and make it easier to put an original finishing touch on your kitchen.
Southwest Kitchen & Bath can turn your drab kitchen into a masterpiece. Our experienced remodelers have the tools and talent necessary to transform your kitchen space. Call us at (520) 531-9187 for more info on new kitchens and cabinets in Tucson.