Which Kitchen Layout Fits Your House?

You've decided what kind of cabinets you'll get and how much shine you want on the flooring. But where will everything go? Read about the different options in kitchen shapes, and create a kitchen that will fit your home.
How Big Is Your Work Triangle?

The work triangle, present in virtually every kitchen, defines the distance between the refrigerator, the range or cooktop, and the sink. If you keep the triangle as compact as possible, you'll reduce your travel time between these key appliances and make your kitchen more enjoyable all the way around. As a rule of thumb, each of the three "legs" of the triangle should be between 4 and 8 feet long.

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