Trafﬁc woes were averted in this
working and gathering kitchen
The kitchen in this farmhouse had a few minor issues and one major
problem: Its location in the house forced the ﬂow of all trafﬁc to pass
straight through the pivotal working triangle.
According to Dolores Sonia of Designs by Dolores, “The challenge of
creating a meal while dodging the constant activity in the space was
The solution to this challenge was to break through the range wall and
incorporate some space from the occasionally used library behind it.
“This allowed us to create a kitchen that spans the entire front to back
of the house – with two independently functioning islands and work
triangles,” said Sonia, “one for the family to use as a breakfast center and
casual gathering space and a second prep area for large parties.”
The main island serves the cooking, prepping, cleanup and serving
functions in the kitchen, which, Sonia said, also allows the trafﬁc in various
areas of the house to pass through without ever again disturbing anyone
at either workstation.
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