The kitchen work triangle consists of three key appliances: the fridge, oven, and sink/dishwasher. Each kitchen and floor plan illustrates and gives advice on the best positions for the work triangle in order to have an efficient and harmonious lay-out.
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The upper wall cabinets extend up to the ceiling. To put them within easy reach, a folding step stool was cleverly incorporated into the toe-kick underneath the sink. “This feature can often be retro-fitted into an existing kitchen,” says McGilvray.