so in the kitchen layout really is everything and I cannot stress that enough proper layout makes prepping cooking and cleanup much easier it also improves storage function and flow which are things that you’ll appreciate right away and for years to come. on the plus side if you ever decide to move the new home, owners will appreciate the improved layout as well o I’d call that a smart long-term investment. so when it comes to kitchen layout there are many configurations, one wall kitchens, two galleys, two G shape, two l-shaped, two u-shape hich is ideal there’s no one right answer it really depends on how much space you have to work with, the shape of your home and the way you use space for this kitchen that I’m tanding in is technically an l-shaped with an island this is a very popular layout it’s using available space efficiently it’s also great for prepping and cooking the island has a sink which s part of the functionality but it’s also got seating which is great for entertainment. now cooking and perhaps what happens over here hanging out is happening obviously on the other side, the refrigerator and the oven are against the walls and from above it looks like an L obviously with the island popped in a good starting point for figuring out your layout is something you may have heard of. it’s called the work triangle, let me show you how it works. traditionally creating a triangle between the refrigerator the stove and the sink has been he way to go now if you can keep that total distance between those three points between 12 and 26 feet you’re in good shape this is on purpose these are the three most used areas of he kitchen you get food out of the fridge you prep it you cook it in the oven or in the stove and then you clean up around the sink and the dishwasher again all the while if possible his would be perfect traffic flows around the triangle. never through it if you have a bigger kitchen and you like to make slightly more complex meals think of adding a second triangle between the fridge range and prep area I know two triangles is getting crazy but one is for you and one is for your sous-chef or your spouse are the second most important person in the house. let’s just put it that way you can add from there many professional kitchens have many different triangles but one thing is for certain the fridge is the coolest commodity in he home so make sure it’s on the outermost point of the triangle. it’s the easiest point of access that way your guests can get to it quickly your kids can grab something without going n and obstructing the flow of the space now on the flip side your range should be the least accessible point of the triangle notice here in this kitchen. it’s against the wall away from traffic flow now I wish that kitchen eo was that easy but times are changing and the way kitchens are being designed is evolving far beyond the work triangle and when I get back we’ll talk about what’s driving modern day kitchen layout design.