The kitchen work triangle determines the most efficient way to operate and utilize during everyday tasks. The most common uses of the kitchen are prepping, cooking, eating, and socializing. There are three main areas of the kitchen that pertain to the work triangle: refrigerator, sink, and range or oven. These elements in your kitchen are key to having an efficient work space for functionality and aesthetic. This common tool is used when space planning a kitchen in order to cut down wasted time, opening up the floor plan, and keeping the kitchen the heart of the home.