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The Kitchen Work Triangle

The design that makes a difference in your work space
Apart from the main bedroom the kitchen is arguably the most important room in a house. That being said; the proper design is therefore as important as the kitchen itself. The work triangle ergonomics concept was introduced during the 18th century before the concept of in-house water and fire was introduced by modern kitchen designs. So with the Stove, refrigerator, Cabinets and Sink in one room how do you design the space to accommodate all this elements and still make it possible to move freely and safely? The Kitchen work Triangle is the answer!

WHAT IS THE WORK TRIANGLE?
The design aims to address Safety and efficiency in the kitchen workspace by collaborating the layout of the Refrigerator, Sink and Stove to ensure that they are positioned in close proximity but not too close to each other.

THE DESIGN GUIDELINES

  • None of the Entryways should obstruct kitchen appliances nor should appliances interfere with each other. The width of the entryway should at least be 32 inches.
  • No major traffic designs should cross the work triangle.
  • In a design with three primary work areas, the space between them should never be more than 23 feet.  The minimum length of each leg in the work triangle is 4 feet with the maximum length of 9 feet.
  • The minimum width of a working aisle should be 42 inches if the kitchen has one stove, 48 inches if there are multiple cooks.
  • The width of a walkway should be at least 36 inches.
  • Two primary work centres should never be separated by a full-length or height object, e.g. A refrigerator should never separate two work centres.
  • A work area should be included and placed approximately 36 inches wide or 26 inches deep from the sink

This is an ideal design for a small-medium kitchen floor. It’s not efficient for a large kitchen without an island. With the U-shaped design multiple work sites can be easily designed in your kitchen


This design makes the best use of space and is ideal for a kitchen that joins another room with space e.g. A living room. This is also ideal if you normally entertain guests or just want to have a casual chat while working in the kitchen


As shown in the picture, this design constitutes of long units and doesn’t cater for table space. The gallery design is ideal if you need to create more storage space in your kitchen


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The Benefits of CAD Technology

A popular computer technology that designers use is CAD, which stands for “computer-aided design.” CAD facilitates professionals in designing objects, real or virtual, and is commonly used in place of manual technical and engineering drawings. Industries that use CAD include automotive, shipbuilding, aerospace, industrial, architectural, prosthetics, and multimedia. And the reason CAD is such a popular technology across a wide variety of industries is because of the many benefits it offers in comparison to manual drafting.

The first benefit of using CAD is an increase of productivity in designers. As opposed to manual drawings, designers can produce drafts with CAD much faster, and a higher productivity in designers means that the number of designers a firm needs to hire reduces. This results in lower personnel costs, while the product designs are of a higher quality.

And faster designers are, the more competitive a firm can be. CAD gives firms the edge they need to make quick changes and fast designs so that they can introduce their designs and launch their products into the market before the competition does.

CAD also results in designs that are higher in quality and contain fewer errors than manual drafts. This is largely because with CAD, design and analysis tasks are performed at the same time, so improvements to the design can be made while the designer is drafting.

The use of CAD technology leads to a variety of benefits that can help several different industries be more competitive in their fields, increase profits, and be more successful.