Kitchen work triangles in modern design.

The kitchen work triangle is a concept that was developed back in the 1940’s, at a time when kitchens were compact, and appliances, large. The triangle connects 3 main work areas within the kitchen – the stove, the sink, and the refrigerator. The rule goes as follows – the distance between these three areas should be between 4 feet and 9 feet, no more and no less, with the sum of the three sides lying between 13 feet and 26 feet. 

Put simply, it’s a way to ensure that the cook doesn’t have to walk miles while cooking – just pivot from place to place between preparation and cooking.

However, in the last decade or so, homes have evolved and how. Today, with the rise of modular kitchens and new technology, the kitchen is like a relaxed hub, a big part of the home. Gone are the days of one person running the show. We now see more husbands helping out their wives, children hanging around, and even multiple cooks working at any given point. In essence, the kitchen has become more of a family space.

It’s why most kitchens these days have an open floor plan, and why, on average they are much larger than those in the past. Complete with kitchen islands, ovens, wine coolers, and microwaves. The original triangle, while once the norm, is now stretched beyond recognition. 

To adapt, kitchen design experts now recommend ‘kitchen work zones’ rather than triangles. where individual “stations” fulfill different activities, like cooking, preparing, cleaning, and food storage. Like the triangle, this approach also focuses on workflow: store the proper equipment and supplies in their respective zones and you’re less apt to waste time tracking them down.

With the zone approach, you also avoid bumping elbows with others who share the same space but are doing something completely different. That’s not to say we’re throwing the triangle concept out the window, but merely adapting it in a different form with the kitchen zone. When choosing to remodel, the most important consideration to take in to is asking yourself what your space will allow for, who will use it, how you will use it, and how it can best be configured to meet your needs.

 

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Introducing greenery to your kitchen

When it comes to improving home decor, houseplants have been quite the trend in the last
couple of years. While previously restricted to just balconies, nowadays they seem to have
taken over every room in our homes, adding an organic touch and bringing the outdoors in. It’s
a trend which is here to stay, and one that definitely deserves a place in the kitchen.

Not only do houseplants serve as beautiful and sustainable home decor, but they can also help
purify your air. Plus, studies find that plants increase morale and productivity — two things we
can all get more of in the kitchen. Being a modular kitchen brand that believes in utilizing
every nook and corner in your kitchen, here are five plants we recommend bringing in, that is
sure to breathe some life into your kitchen.

The Spider Plant

The spider plant is capable of thriving under a variety of conditions, and doesn’t require much
care at all. Keep this plant anywhere in your kitchen — by the window in the sun, or on the
countertop underneath overhead cabinets — and watch it grow with the help of occasional
waterings and infrequent pruning. It makes for a great natural air purifier and helps removes
fumes and pollutants in the kitchen.

Aloe Vera

A beautiful and distinctive-looking plant filled with vitamins and minerals that are great for your
skin, having a potted aloe vera is like having 24/7 access to a pharmacy. Keep it next to the
stove and it will come in handy the next time you inevitably burn yourself. Just cut off a lower leaf
near the stalk, remove any spines along the edge, and squeeze out the gel-filled interior. Rub
the gel right on the burn and you’ll feel almost instant cooling effects.

Chinese Evergreens

A hybrid of two other tropical plants, the Chinese evergreen is an adaptable house plant
capable of growing in dry, low-light conditions. It’s great for removing toxins in the air and is
another plant that requires little care.

Aluminum Plant

This one’s for those who are big on appliances. The aluminum plant’s green and metallic silver
leaves will be a fitting addition. Keep this in a hanging basket and away from hot or cold objects.
The aluminum plant’s main appeal in the kitchen is its coloring. Add to the fact that it’s a hanging
plant means you’ll save valuable counter space.

Cast Iron Plant
Add an unusual cast iron piece to your kitchen in the form of this hearty, hassle-free houseplant.
Bright green and leafy, the cast iron plant can tolerate much more than your average house
plant, including extremely low light, extreme and fluctuating heat, and infrequent watering.
Making it perfectly capable of surviving any climate in the kitchen – whether it’s the humidity
from simmering stove tops or the heat from the hours of the oven being on.

 

Drop by a Würfel store today and get a taste of what’s cooking in the world of modular
kitchens.

To discover the hottest kitchen trends, styles and other ways to improve your home decor with
Würfel – India’s most valuable modular kitchen and wardrobe brand.

 

 

 

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