8 Rules For Designing A Functional Kitchen

Work Triangle

Arrange the three main work areas (sink, stove, and refrigerator) in a triangular layout, ensuring that they are close enough for easy access but not too cramped.

Clear Traffic Paths

Ensure that there are clear and unobstructed paths between key areas of the kitchen, especially around the work triangle, to prevent congestion and allow for smooth movement.

Adequate Counter Space

Provide ample counter space for food preparation, chopping, and other kitchen tasks.

Storage Solutions

Consider pull-out shelves, lazy Susans, and other organizational features to make the most of available space.


Install a proper ventilation system to eliminate cooking odors and maintain good air quality. This is especially important if your kitchen is open to other living areas.

User-Friendly Appliances

 Choose appliances that are user-friendly and suited to your cooking needs. Consider the size of your family and the types of meals you prepare when selecting appliances.

Accessible Outlets

Ensure there are enough electrical outlets for small kitchen appliances and place them in convenient locations to avoid the use of extension cords.

Appropriate Lighting

Ensure adequate and well-placed lighting for different kitchen tasks. Combine ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a well-lit and inviting space.

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