The kitchens have always been the heart of the home. Over time, they have even evolved to become the brain centres with ideas of home-office taking shape. Today, kitchens play an essential role in a person’s well-being. One of the evolving ideas in the kitchen is that of ‘zoning’, which has stemmed from the kitchen work triangle.
The concept of the kitchen work triangle has been in use for decades. The kitchen triangle refers to the relationship between the refrigerator (food preservation), stove or cooktop (cooking) and the sink (prep and clean-up). While this principle still applies, modern kitchens have evolved into something bigger and linked to the remaining parts of the home. Today, the kitchen triangle has evolved into a zone.
The idea of ‘zone’ evolves from the belief that each category of kitchen equipment or appliance must have a home for itself. The inclusion of island units in the kitchen has created work zones with performance elements that make them more valuable and convenient.
Here are the main zones in today’s kitchen:
Food Preservation Zone