The Kitchen Triangle: Should You Be Following The Rules?

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There can't be many people who haven't heard of the kitchen triangle – or the 'working kitchen triangle' as it is also sometimes known. Certainly, if you are in the process of designing a new kitchen from scratch, this is a term likely to be thrown your way at some point. 

Here, we explain the thinking behind the kitchen triangle and ask the experts for their opinions on the idea, to help you decide whether to use it to develop your kitchen layout ideas when it comes to designing the perfect space for your needs. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.