2. Measure your current kitchen work triangle (if you have one), and think about how much you'd need to add or take away for it to work more efficiently. Keep in mind that the lengths of the triangle don't have to be completely even. The shape of your triangle will differ depending on what kind of kitchen shape you have. Besides the recommended distance between the points of the work triangle, the most important thing to keep in mind is to make sure that the lines of the triangle aren't blocked by anything. Trash cans, islands and other kitchen necessities in the wrong place can end up making cooking harder.