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Most house plans put the kitchen on the outside. It's unclear exactly why this is. In small, skinny plans and in some other plans, the size or shape of the house absolutely requires that the kitchen (and virtually all other rooms) have outside walls. The desire for a window over the sink, so that the cook can have a view, is another reason. But as often as not, the kitchen seems to be put along the outside wall simply because that's the way things are done: it's a sort of unofficial, unquestioned tradition. There are times, however, when it's useful to overturn this tradition. Siting the kitchen in the interior of the house, surrounded by other rooms or passages,