Is the Kitchen Work Triangle Dead? We Asked Our Friends at Clark Construction
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Is the Kitchen Work Triangle Dead? In brief, the answer is no. It has simply evolved to be adaptable to the ever changing landscape of kitchen design, able to incorporate the latest technology in appliances and flexible enough to conform to the wishes of multiple users.

Clark Construction shares some great info on Kitchen Triangles and finding your comfort “Zone” in the kitchen.

What is the Work Triangle and What Is Its History?

Since the introduction of indoor plumbing and refrigeration, kitchen design has followed a basic “Work Triangle” principle as the foundation for most kitchen layouts. Traditionally, the goal of a good kitchen design has been to place the three most common work sites at the most efficient distance apart and to minimize traffic through the work zone.

These three most common work sites are refrigerated food storage, cleaning and cooking. Together they form the three main points that create the “triangle”. If you place these too far from each other you create unnecessary steps during meal preparation. If they are too close to each other you may create a cramped place in whi…………… continues on HamletHub

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Cooking in color: Crayola-bright kitchens buck white standard
News from Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Some like it hot, but when it comes to kitchen design, most of us don’t dare to boldly go where no one has gone before. A little edgy with backsplashes, maybe. A lime spatula or even a KitchenAid mixer in raspberry, why not? But an aqua fridge? Or a radiant orchid range? Seriously?

Seriously. This is not for the design timid. This is about the anti-white kitchen, that classic that remains most picked, in spite of what design editors may want.

White is not at all what Pasadena, Calif., homeowners Karen and Brian Frid-Madden wanted. They envisioned an almost Alice in Wonderland-like gathering place for their two small daughters. They are also huge fans of the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán (known for expansive planes of color even on the facades of buildings), so color fit right in.

“Barragán used color to augment his mastery of space and light within his designs,” said Elina Katsioula-Beall of DeWitt Designer Kitchens, who worked with the Frid-Maddens. “This, coupled with the theme of bringing the outdoors in by using the cabinetry to evoke fuchsia flower beds, gave us a unique starting point.”

For the design, Katsioula-Beall teamed a neon palette with iridescent tiles, silver painted backsplash and stainless steel, which she says absorb the vib…………… continues on Minneapolis Star Tribune

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