Dishwasher placement: 36" or 12" from the sink???
I have seen several pix of DW been placed NOT next to the sink but at least 24" away, in some cases a lot more than that. I was thinking of placing it 24" to the left of the sink which would be 36" from the sink basin if I got Kohler Stages (or a similar Ticor sink) with recessed prep area or a sink with a drainboard.
But the "expert articles" have left me confused about the maximum allowable distance between the sink and the DW as some said 36" and some said 12". For example:
1) Guideline: Locate nearest edge of the primary dishwasher within 36" of the nearest edge of a cleanup/prep sink, according to The Thirty-One Kitchen Design Rules, Illustrated (http://starcraftcustombuilders.com/kitchen.design.rules.htm)
2) 'the allowable 12" from the sink' according to http://starcraftcustombuilders.com/kitchen.commercial.htm.
Which is it???