Kitchens can be laid out a number of ways and depending on the size of the kitchen and distance between the countertops and appliances, it can make your work more or less difficult. When you’re remodeling a kitchen, you may want to think of the flow between work spaces and cook spaces to make your job easier and cutting down on steps.
Typically, the ideal flow is a triangular workflow. This will be the flow between the food source, mainly taking into account the location of the refrigerator, washing the food and clean up after or as you prepare at the sink and where the cooking surfaces are. The majority of kitchens are designed with the work triangle in mind to keep the flow. The only kitchen style that doesn’t have a triangular work layout is the single walled kitchen, in this case, it’s more of a single line work station.
While there are many restrictions as to what is in the kitchen layout, the basics of the kitchen configuration are a distance between the refrigerator, cook top and sink are should be between 4 feet and 9 feet for the legs of the triangle. Having the work areas too far away or too close will make the process less efficient. The same goes for having barriers, like a too big island or a cabinet that is in the way of your movement. The main core of the design for a kitchen is to offer barrier-free, efficient movement throughout the kitchen. An architect or designer can help you come up with kitchen remodeling ideas for your kitchen remodel.
The full-service staff at SOD Builders can help you decide which layout is best for your kitchen remodeling project. We offer free consultations for you home in the San Diego area.