This L-plus-island layout is the epitome of efficiency and simplicity. The island sink, range, and refrigerator form a perfect right triangle, allowing the cook equal access to the three main kitchen elements.
With the kitchen open to the dining room and family room, the island naturally attracts guests, but its mass shields the cooking area. Standing at the sink, the cook enjoys views through the dining room window. And the refrigerator's position allows family members and guests to grab things out of the refrigerator without entering the cooking zone.
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