If you’re remodeling the kitchen and making some plans to make it more practical and efficient, changing the place of your kitchen sink can be a good idea. However, how will you decide what’s the best place for it? These tips can help you make a well-informed decision!
“The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history. - Debi Mazar
Having a View
If you absolutely need to change the place your current sink is (or you’re working on a new kitchen project and need to decide this either way), make sure to place it where you can have a nice view while doing the dishes. It’ll make the task seem more enjoyable and chill while you stare out the window and daydream.
Open Kitchen Plans
Kind of the same feeling of having a view, if you have an open-floor plan, you can direct the kitchen sink towards the living or dining room. That way you can always keep an eye on the kids, and/or give your guests the attention they deserve. There’s no need to first cook, then clean, then entertain, you can do it all at once!
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You could even consider opening a window in the wall that leads to the living room. That way you don’t need the open floor plan to actually keep an eye on everything happening outside.
Of course, you want your kitchen to be the most practical and functional possible. And that will happen if you install the kitchen sink right next to the dishwasher. It makes it easier to load and unload the dishwasher!
More than that,
Pullout trash on the other side of the sink would be ideal. Great way to scrape off old food from the plates and make dishwashing easier. But plan carefully so there’s enough space for everything!
Right along the same idea, you know, to make work in the kitchen easier, you could take the opportunity to use the kitchen island and make a more efficient workspace. Not only the kitchen island adds counter space, but you can also use it to add a cooktop or a sink.
Since the cooktop would require a vent hood, the sink is definitely more practical to add - especially if you already have the plumbing system.
And talk about the plumbing system. It’s important that you plan your new kitchen sink while thinking of the already existing plumbing in the house. Unless you’re building a home from scrap, in which case you can do whatever you want with the plumbing, you should seriously consider the existing plumbing for your new sink.
A professional plumbing service will help you find the best spot for the sink - and if that’s actually possible. I know sometimes there’s dysfunctionalities in the kitchen that will prevent you from using the existing stuff, but be sure to have a professional give you the tips.
Should You Have Multiple Sinks?
This is a question only you can answer, but I will try to give you some tips:
- First of all, you should only consider having multiple sinks if you have a large household and mainly if you like playing the host(ess)
- Second of all, you need to have the budget too
The second sink can be smaller, of course. You can use it only for hand washing and food prep, and it’s also a good way to have more than one person using the kitchen at the same time - no more bumping and getting in the way of each other.
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