Kitchen Remodeling in King of Prussia: Improve Your Efficiency!
If you are in the process of planning kitchen remodeling in your King of Prussia home, you have a lot to think about. Many homeowners think first about the new colors and features they want to incorporate into their new kitchen design. But the first consideration should be the layout, which is the foundation for the room.
What is The Kitchen Work Triangle?
The kitchen work triangle is a concept from the 1940s that attempted to maximize efficiency in small kitchens. The plan was designed to minimize traffic in the workspace between the sink, refrigerator and stove/oven, since these areas were where all the work took place for preparing meals. Optimally the distance between these areas was between 4 and 9 feet, with total perimeter of the triangle between 12 and 26 feet.
Today’s kitchens are often larger and used for much more than just cooking, but the design still has merit. Several basic kitchen layouts exist and the work triangle can be made to work in most any type, with a slightly modified triangle shape.
When planning your kitchen remodeling in King of Prussia, you may want to change the layout of your kitchen. Though wiring and water pipe locations may limit your choices somewhat, you can still create a more efficient kitchen workspace that works for everyone in your family.
U Shaped Kitchens
These kitchens lend themselves most naturally to the work triangle concept. The range is often located on one wall with the refrigerator and sink on opposing walls. If you choose to put an island (or even a table) in the space, consider the triangle and try to leave the path unimpeded between the three areas for efficiency.
L Shaped Kitchens
L Shaped Kitchens also allow the work triangle naturally with all the work spaces along two adjoining walls. This shape could accommodate a larger triangle unless you choose to add an island. Your King of Prussia kitchen remodeling project could include an option to keep the triangle small in this layout; incorporate one of the three work spaces (or an additional one—think extra cook top or sink!) in the island.
Galley kitchens, which have all of the work space and appliances along two opposing walls, can still have an effective, and small, work triangle. As long as you have no obstacles, like trash cans or storage bins, in the path, this layout can create a very efficient kitchen.
The only kitchen shape that really is unsuited for the work triangle is the one-wall kitchen, which has all of the work spaces and appliances along one wall. In small kitchens, this layout makes the most of the space available and gives a more open feeling than other layouts would allow. In larger kitchens, to increase efficiency, homeowners often add an island. If the island has a sink or cooktop, the work triangle would be achievable.
Trust Mazzi for Professional Results from Kitchen Remodeling in your King of Prussia Home
No matter what your dream kitchen looks like, Mazzi’s experienced team can make the vision a reality. Whether you are looking for more efficiency, more luxury, or more space, we will come up with a plan that meets your desires and your budget. Call today for a free consultation on kitchen remodeling in King of Prussia or surrounding areas.