We’ve all heard of the working triangle in the kitchen (whereby you’ll find it easier to cook efficiently if your sink, preparation area and cooker/hob are all located to form a triangle) but have you heard about the three zones of modern kitchens? If you’re planning a new build, a renovation or a new kitchen, this could be very useful advice indeed. This has come about because people aren’t just using kitchens for cooking. It’s very true that this isn’t a modern movement. Indeed, in the 1970s, those building new homes with living rooms were considered to be somewhat strange to want to sit and relax in a room away from the kitchen. People have cooked, ate, entertained and indeed, used their kitchen as their main living area for decades.
There’s a move back to it though with a kitchen functioning as the “hub of the house” as being very desirable. A space for family to congregate when eating; for children to do their homework while a parent is cooking; for friends to pop in and relax with a cuppa over a chat. This is being reflected in the design of modern kitchens so the three zones are: