Put it on paper
Obviously the actual dimensions of your particular work triangle are going to be determined by the basic floor plan of your kitchen, so you need to draw up a plan of what you’ve got a ready then you can work out how best to improve it this is the procedure to follow. Whether you’re planning a new kitchen entirely from scratch or reorganizing the existing one. You will need some graph paper a tape measure, sharp pencil ruler and eraser measure the rooms dimensions (length and width, allowing exactly the right space for doors, windows, brakes in walls, structural columns, radiators, fixtures and so on) and draw them out to scale making sure that they are absolutely exact, the slightest error can be disastrous when you have to fit in appliances and units. If you have awkward parts, like windows, a hatch or power points are already in position. Mark them on the plan and measure up and draw elevations of the walls as well as measure up any items which have to stay in the kitchen and cut out shapes from craft paper to represent them. If they can’t be moved (for example, you may prefer not to call in a plumber to move the sink). Stick him down.
Try to be as flexible as possible. It may be well worth moving say the cooker as little as 1 m from its existing position in order to create a better workflow play around with the shapes and don’t stick things down on your plan, unless you’re sure they can’t be moved or cut. The best way is to organize your work triangle then connect the points of the triangle if the triangle does not seem as efficient as professional planners would like, try to see if you can move the appliances or work surfaces to give a better arrangement for example, to increase working and manoeuvring space in an existing work triangle, you could set up a second food preparation and cooking area with perhaps a microwave other than outside your main work area to lessen the distance between say the refrigerator and the sink, you could add an island unit to the centre of the room or freestanding butcher block work surface, or even a mobile work trolley. Your particular triangle may well be unique as it results from a combination of your particular space and your particular needs but there are some standard arrangements which may give you some helpful ideas. Once you have traced out your basic floor plan and work triangle. You can develop the rest of the kitchen to include more workspace (like a pastry or baking preparation area) more storage other appliances and eating area (if there is room) perhaps a desk area and look into more technical details like electric outlets and lighting. Finally, you will be able to add the finishing touches on the decoration. If you cannot do everything at once, or want to start making staged improvements and concentrate on your first priority (leaving space for the next stages) or your worst problems depending on whether you are planning a first-time kitchen or updating an existing one.