Kitchen Design – Understanding the Work Triangle and Kitchen Layouts

Written by David Buster

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* G-Shaped Kitchen - this type of kitchen shape is becoming very popular, and it gives you a fourth wall to use. The G-shape can be used if you have more than one cook inrepparttar house. This fourth wall section can be used for a counter, island and storage space.

With this kitchen layout you can have two sinks, perhaps two cooktops or two ranges. You could have two working triangles -- one for sink, cook top or range and refrigerator and a second working triangle with another sink, built-in grill and cooktop. It allows two cooks to do different things atrepparttar 142559 same time and entertain large groups of people.

* Single-Wall Kitchen - if you do not have much space, you may only be able to have an I-shaped kitchen. No problem. Just be surerepparttar 142560 sink is placed betweenrepparttar 142561 refrigerator andrepparttar 142562 stove. Locaterepparttar 142563 refrigerator so thatrepparttar 142564 refrigerator door opens away fromrepparttar 142565 kitchen sink. This is a very common arrangement for small kitchens in narrow spaces.

* Galley-Shaped Kitchen - this type of kitchen design is more common in apartments or in homes where space is limited -- it is often calledrepparttar 142566 corridor style. The kitchen cabinets andrepparttar 142567 appliances can be located on opposite walls for better work flow -- placerepparttar 142568 range or cooktop on one side ofrepparttar 142569 kitchen along one wall andrepparttar 142570 refrigerator and sink onrepparttar 142571 opposite wall.

To eliminate traffic issues in this type of kitchen design, one entry is often closed off. This type of layout should only be used by one cook. If you want to maintain both exits, placerepparttar 142572 refrigerator nearrepparttar 142573 end ofrepparttar 142574 galley kitchen for easy access -- this way, your family and friends can reachrepparttar 142575 refrigerator without interfering withrepparttar 142576 person who is cooking.

If you need extra storage inrepparttar 142577 galley kitchen, install tall kitchen cabinets that go allrepparttar 142578 way torepparttar 142579 ceiling. Wall storage is crucial -- buy a stepladder to use when you need to reachrepparttar 142580 upper shelf ofrepparttar 142581 cabinets, and placerepparttar 142582 items you use less frequently onrepparttar 142583 upper shelves.

By understandingrepparttar 142584 kitchen work triangle concept and how you want your kitchen to function, you’ll be more likely to createrepparttar 142585 kind of kitchen you’ve always wanted. Today, kitchens are often viewed asrepparttar 142586 hub ofrepparttar 142587 home as well as a social center for family and friends. Planning your kitchen can be a challenge, butrepparttar 142588 rewards you’ll receive are very much worthrepparttar 142589 time and effort.

David Buster is Vice-President of InfoSearch Publishing and webmaster of - visit the website to learn more about home decorating and remodeling, kitchen and bathroom design and décor tips, log homes and log cabins, home plans, home storage, backyard living, fireplaces, log cabin rentals and more.

Conservatory Planning Permission in the UK

Written by Garry John

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The make and style ofrepparttar conservatory does not normally impactrepparttar 142440 need for planning permission. For example,repparttar 142441 convention materials for conservatory construction are timber, aluminium and uPVC and these do not impactrepparttar 142442 planning issue. Similarlyrepparttar 142443 style such as period designs like Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian is not important to this issue. Lean-to conservatories may have some bearing depending onrepparttar 142444 height ofrepparttar 142445 roof relative torepparttar 142446 property.

If you are considering a patio awning attached torepparttar 142447 conservatory then this should also be OK, but a quick phone call torepparttar 142448 planning department is always sensible.

If you are ambitious enough to buildrepparttar 142449 conservatory yourself then definitely check withrepparttar 142450 local building regulations and planning department. If you don’t and mistakes are made it could become a very costly business, so followrepparttar 142451 golden rule and always check. Ifrepparttar 142452 conservatory is being built for you, then your retailer should guide you inrepparttar 142453 right direction, but always check with your local authority asrepparttar 142454 worse thing that can happen once you've built your conservatory is that you have to take it down.

Garry John has contributed several articles to home improvement sites such as conservatories and greenhouses

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