Does your kitchen never feel quite organized for your busy modern life? It might be because the kitchen you use today – even if it was built recently – might be designed for a 1950’s family.
Back in the 1940’s, the concept of the kitchen work triangle emerged as a way to make life easier – simply design a kitchen that makes it easy to move between the cooktop, the sink, and the refrigerator.
It was a simple premise that made a lot of sense back in the days of Ozzie and Harriet. But today, technology is changing the way that modern families use the kitchen. Cookbooks are being replaced by iPads. Islands with an eat ledge are creating new workspaces and replacing the breakfast table. And additional tools such as dual ovens, dishwashers, wine fridges, trash compactors, warming drawers, walk-in pantries, and larger, commercial grade appliances are requiring a complete rethink of the standard triangle.
From Triangle to Task Stations
So what’s the secret to designing a modern kitchen that will work for your busy family? Design a kitchen that focuses on specific task stations for the different ways that your family lives.
When kitchens are designed around specific task stations, it’s easy for families to gather. Kids have space to do homework at the counter while mom returns a few emails at the technology center as soup simmers on the stove. Today’s open-concept kitchens give families more room so the whole family can gather without feeling crowded.
Design Your Own Custom Kitchen
At Wayne Homes, we offer 40 custom home floor plans featuring modern kitchen designs for the way your family lives today. Each kitchen can be customized any way you want. Add an island, enlarge a pantry, remove a peninsula, and more. There is an almost limitless number of ways to create the perfect kitchen for your family. You can use our free online kitchen design tool for inspiration, or try one of our interactive floor plans.
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About Wayne Homes
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