Where to put chopping/prep center

thinkfoodFebruary 13, 2011

I'm trying to determine the best place to create a chopping/prep center. What I want is is to be able to use my knife to scrape all the unusable scraps into a compost container that is beneath the cutting board. Please see the attached layout--it should probably go either in the island (across from the stove) or between the stove and prep sink. My countertops and island top will be Calacutta marble. What I don't want is: 1)wood around the sink (because it's impossible to keep clean) or 2)a sink in the island (because I want the island to be a large prep/staging area for pie, pastry, and pasta making or serving). I like pullout cutting boards that can be cleaned properly.

If you are wondering about the limited dimensions of the plan, we live in The City, so we're at the mercy of permit regulations that even demand composting.

Image link:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
buehl

If you haven't already done so, I suggest you post this on the "Discussions" side of the Kitchens Forum. This is the "Gallery" where people usually post threads for the Finished Kitchen Blog or similar, usually not for discussions.

The Discussions side is also much busier!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2011 at 5:34AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Dishwasher placement: 36" or 12" from the sink???
I have seen several pix of DW been placed NOT next...
eleena
Please help me with my layout options. Again.
Hello! Several months ago I posted to get layout advice...
ainelane
New to Kitchens? Read Me First!
Welcome! If you are new to the Kitchens Forum, you...
buehl
A different way to deal with the blind corner issue
I think this would require a very specific place to...
raenjapan
White Kitchens & Two Tone Kitchens?
Even though I know I sound very indecisive (sorry),...
annaw_123
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™