A well-planned layout, product selections that match your ongoing household requirements, and a splash of personal style to give the room individuality are all essential elements of a successful kitchen design. A kitchen renovation involves many decisions, and a trusted design professional can help you navigate this process so you can achieve your ideal space.
The kitchen sink is one of the places in the kitchen where you are more likely to find yourself standing for extended periods of time. You will still stand at the sink to wash and prepare meals, rinse dirty dishes, and shake off excess water when they come out of the dishwasher, even if you use a dishwasher. When establishing a kitchen design layout, think about where you’ll put the sink. This choice is based on a number of criteria.
1. Can you tell me where the plumbing is?
Let’s start with the practical aspects of the situation. Is your current plumbing in the same area as deciding where to put your kitchen sink? These two criteria should, in theory, complement and support your target location’s current plumbing. This will save money by eliminating the need for a plumbing contractor or construction charges to relocate the plumbing.
You may want to shift the plumbing around anyhow if you plan to modify the layout of your kitchen. Almost everything is conceivable, and your kitchen design professional can help you decide. Remember that while you may position the sink anywhere you like, altering the plumbing will impact your budget.
2. What appliances must it be close to?
Another practical consideration is the location of the sink in relation to other appliances or work areas. The sink is an essential component of a well-designed kitchen, but it also functions in tandem with other aspects. The sink should ideally be near to the dishwasher so that soiled dishes can be conveniently washed and moved. You may also want the garbage or food recycling bins to be close by to make it easier to dispose of waste while preparing food or cleaning dishes.
3. What is the finest vantage point?
Even if you have a dishwasher, you still spend a lot of time standing at the sink doing dishes. Give yourself a decent view if you have a choice of sink position. This might be determined by the size of your house, the location of your kitchen, and your own tastes.
If your kitchen has a window with a lovely view, you could choose to go with the conventional technique of placing the sink near the window, as seen in the design on the left. While working at the sink, you may obtain some natural light and enjoy a serene view. Another alternative is to position the sink so that it faces a magnificent interior view, such as the one pictured below right, or so that it faces friends and family. This may be accomplished by locating the sink on the island, allowing you to work at the sink while keeping an eye on the kids or conversing with family and friends. Determine which perspective you want from the sink, then design your sink to accommodate that demand.
4. Do you plan on having more than one?
You may want to include more than one sink if your kitchen is large, you have a large family, or you plan to entertain frequently. This would typically feature one sink for cleaning and a second sink for food preparation or maybe in a beverage bar. A basic sink and a Galley Workstation have been adapted for food preparation, cleanup, and entertaining in this kitchen design. A normal sink, a Galley Workstation, and a beverage bar sink are included in the design illustrated below. The options are unlimited if room and finances allow!