Along a charcoal gray wall in this modern combined dining room and kitchen, a window in the shape of an isosceles triangle provides plenty of natural lighting and room to display artwork. Below, an oversized wall calendar hangs on a wall with hardwood floors and a wooden table.
To make this charming kitchen as functional as possible, interior designer Linda Woodrum opted for a triangle-style workspace. “When I think of smart design, I think of wisely designing a home that functions well on a high level, so that’s what Kelly Mockingbird, the design coordinator, and I tried to do through this whole process,” explains Linda. “It works well. Everything is in that small triangle, and it’s just very usable and functional.”
Subtle variations in the tile backsplash complement the gray and white marble countertops in this airy, contemporary kitchen. The island sink is directly across from the cooktop and just steps from the fridge, creating an ideal work triangle. Unique globe pendants by Arteriors light up the island in style.
The white cabinets and island keep this kitchen feeling spacious, while thoughtfully positioned appliances lend to an easy work triangle when cooking and entertaining. The black barstools are a crisp punctuation to the chic design.
Integrated appliances and crisp, clean lines give this open-concept kitchen a streamlined, airy appeal. A custom stainless steel vent hood hangs above the professional gas range, resulting in a cooking station built for a chef. The in-island sink and double oven form a perfect work triangle, and a pot filler above the cooktop offers added convenience.
Contemporary lighting and a crisp, clean color palette blend to create a functional, beautiful kitchen in this Brooklyn townhome. The island sink, range with custom hood and wide built-in refrigerator form an ideal work triangle. Variegated wood flooring provides beautiful contrast against the white cabinetry.
Designer Nathalie Tremblay maximized space in this 1960s bungalow galley kitchen with a 24-inch-deep refrigerator/freezer for better traffic flow, created a work "triangle" despite the corridor-like shape of the actual space, and chose a simple, black-and-white palette to keep visual clutter to a minimum.
The three points of the frequently mentioned work triangle are the range, sink and refrigerator. Appliances can be broken up with the classic shapes; for example, the cooktop and wall ovens might be in different areas. Two sinks are important for a two-cook kitchen. This white kitchen is accented with a marble backsplash and a wooden countertop on the island highlighting the bar stools and exposed ceiling beams.
Several walls were removed during the renovation of this midcentury modern home to combine the kitchen and what was the sunroom. The result was a large, airy space in place of what was a small, boxy and awkwardly arranged kitchen. A large island houses the sink, creating a more logical work triangle with the refrigerator and sink. White surfaces reflect light, improving the previously dark space.