Kitchen design should emphasize
planning for proper work flow.
Aesthetics, cabinetry, and appliances
all matter, of course, but a truly successful
kitchen design must also relate
to cooking as a process.
That's because cooking is not a single
operation, but a series of independent
subsystems: grocery intake and storage,
food preparation, cooking, baking,
cleanup, and so forth These activities
take place in a certain order, on a predictable,
routine basis. If any one of the
subsystems is inadequate, then so is the
entire working system.
The Triangle Concept
Few residential kitchens actually
work this way. Why? Most are based on
the so-called kitchen triangle — an idea
that emerged from a small-house study
conducted at the University of Illinois