Types of Modular Kitchens

Modular kitchens come in multiple shapes, styles and arrangements. But one thing remains common across all of them – the work triangle. This is a basic and scientific principle that has been used in designing ergonomic and functional kitchens through the years.

The idea behind this is quite simple. You should be able to draw a triangle between the 3 ‘work centres’ of the kitchen. These are:

1) The hob – A place where the food is cooked.

2) The refrigerator – A place which is most likely to store the food.

3) The kitchen sink – A place where the food is cleaned and prepared for cooking.

Ideally, the distance between these 3 work centres should be fixed in the modular kitchen. According to the norm, the 3 sides of the triangle should be between 1.2 metres and 2.7 metres (i.e. between 4 feet and 9 feet), adding up to a total of between 4 metres and 7.9 metres (i.e. between 13 feet and 26 feet).

The kitchen work triangle is based on the insight that you are likely to perform several different tasks to prepare a meal. Therefore, this work space is designed ergonomically, reducing the time, distance and effort you use while cooking.

If there is more than one person in the kitchen, individual spaces should not be affected by each other. Most modular kitchens are designed keeping the kitchen work triangle as their fulcrum. Offering you an extremely efficient kitchen experience.


The U-shaped kitchen is the most versatile layout for kitchens, regardless of whether they are large or small. The layout offers continuous counter tops and ample storage, which surround the space to access the stored items easily.


The L-shaped kitchen is one of the most popular models. The work triangle in this layout is uninterrupted by the movement of people and there is ample room for appliances.


The parallel kitchen has a workspace large enough for one cook. In this kitchen floor plan, the work domains face each other on parallel walls, creating a small triangle.


The straight line kitchen floor plan is ideal for smaller kitchens. The work triangle in this kitchen layout is less like a triangle and more of a walk, with all the three main elements along one side of the wall.

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