Plan where to put the different areas you will use for dining, cooking, and relaxing. It is logical to have a dining area next to the kitchen, with the sitting area after that. In this house the three areas are laid out in a triangle, so they are all linked. In order to achieve this, the kitchen is open at both sides. When the dining table is in use, the kitchen also doubles as a space that gives access around the table. This makes the plan more efficient when space is limited.