Triangular treat

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This triangle-shaped kitchen, situated in the center of an open floor plan, is separated from the adjacent living room by a masonry partition. The partition is an ideal place for a commercial-grade range in the gallery-style kitchen.


The wider open end of the triangle faces the formal dining room. The homeowners wanted to have the cabinets fairly close to each other at the wider end of the kitchen, so the designer pinched the open end with a protruding bulkhead. This feature changes the direction of the cabinetry and also helps establish a stool seating area where the countertop divides the kitchen and formal dining room.

It also creates space for a cabinet, which houses a television and microwave. The range side took on a more unfitted look with an interspersed mix of cabinetry, appliances, racks and a butcher-block table. The compact work triangle has generous countertop landings at every turn.


This kitchen earned a third-place award in the small kitchen category of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's 2003 Design Competition

Designer: Timothy Huber, CKD Woodesign, Phoenix, AZ

Photography: Michael Clivner Photography

Products Used
Cabinets Woodesign, Inc.

Floor plan

Countertops Granite Verde Butterfly/
Bell stone
  • Sharp microwave
  • Fisher & Paykel dishwasher
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • GE ventilation

Flooring Limestone/Arizona tile
Fixtures/fittings Grohe

Other Cable Lite-tech lighting

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