Step 2: Understand the Work Triangle

U-Shaped Kitchen Design Guide LayoutWhile working in a kitchen, a cook naturally moves between three places where different tasks are performed. The path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink to the cooktop or oven is the Work Triangle. This triangle is the heart of your kitchen design.

In the next step, you will be selecting a kitchen layout. Carefully review the five different layouts to identify which is most-similar to your current kitchen. Focus on the Work Triangle while looking at each layout, as you may find a floor plan you prefer over your own.

Also keep in mind you will need a place for food preparation. The most-efficient place for it is within your Work Triangle – whether it’s on a countertop, an island or between the cooking and food-storage zones.

Whatever layout you choose, we recommend working with one of our Kitchen Design Professionals to help select the appropriate cabinetry and create a kitchen that meets all of your needs.