Layout Help! Clean Up Sink in Island?
We are planning a kitchen renovation (among other rooms) in a 1920's era home that soon will be new to us (only the 3rd owner in its history).
I've included a layout that our kitchen designer came up with, after going through 9 other plans that didn't quite work.I welcome commentary on the layout. Note: The opening b/w dining and kitchen will not be as wide as shown on this plan. We're going to frame the opening around the island so that it's not much bigger than the island. I do not want it completely open, as drawn.
Specific issue now grappling with: Sat down yesterday with the contractor to discuss plans and he wants to line up the island sink with the range and make it the clean up sink. That would be consistent with this inspiration photo I'm using: http://www.houzz.com/photos/1824637/City-Home-transitional-kitchen-toronto. My husband (who rarely participates in clean-up) loves this idea. Contractor wants to make the run of cabinetry under the window clean of any appliances and all drawers. Contractor thinks to make a real "triangle", the island sink needs to be the clean up sink. He'd rather not even have a sink under the window, which hurts my head to even consider.
I specifically asked KD to put small island sink in corner, as a prep sink, so that I (1) would have an expanse of counter to do the meal prep on the island and (2) wanted a landing spot for pots coming off the range, since we're thinking of flanking the range similar to this inspiration photo: http://www.houzz.com/photos/1255025/Showroom-Kitchen-contemporary-kitchen-chicago.
So, what's this forum's thoughts on clean up sinks in the island? And, on clean up sink in the island on the below plan?
My initial reaction is that I'd rather have my dishes piled up in a large sink under the window, so not visible from the dining room when we're hosting a dinner party. Can't imagine having the prep dishes, pots/pans, etc piled up on the island.
Your thoughts and feedback on other aspects of the attached plan are also greatly appreciated and welcome.
Our current kitchen is here: https://www.facebook.com/114189231950651/photos/pcb.635608556475380/635607713142131/?type=1&theater. You can see I'm used to an expansive island!