Revised kitchen layout--need help with sink, DW placement

luckymommy1November 26, 2013


Thanks to the input from you all, we have created a zone layout. I has to hand draw changes and an pressed to get these changes to the builder. I am not sure on a couple if things and could use some input:

On the island, which will be the main prep zone, which end (or middle?) should we position the prep sink? We also want the main trash (18') pull out to go on the island. Where ?

For the clean up zone on the bottom run, how wide is the ideal sink cabinet? Where on the wall should we place it? Which side of the sink would you put the DW?

Any other thoughts on the revised layout?


Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen plan

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Forgot to mention that we plan to have another trash can under the main clean up sink.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 11:06AM
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Most people prefer the dishwasher to be to the right of the sink, but it also depends where your dish/glasses storage is.

I'd recommend that the prep sink go on the end of the island closest to the cooktop. Trash? Probably immediately next to the prep sink.

As for the sink cabinet width, it depends on your sink. If you don't know the size of your sink, probably best to go for a 36" cabinet.

One other suggestion. I found 12" drawers to be pretty useless (although I think it's a great idea to create a cabinet in the space where you wrote in "12" stack of drawers" in the island. One of my favorite cabinets in my previous house/kitchen was the cabinet dedicated to the step stool. Ours was 9" and it was extremely convenient.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 11:18AM
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Thanks! I was thinking of putting dish towels in the 12" drawers. Think it's too small for that use, too? If so I may steal your idea...

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 2:10PM
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It's certainly better than nothing, but I found the top drawer of a standard 12" stack was too shallow (basically, two oven mitts couldn't be stacked). If it's a 3-drawer stack rather than a 4-drawer, that might be better.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 2:15PM
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Just wanted to say that I am right handed and it is more natural to me to have the dw on the left side of the sink.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 4:02PM
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What about balance / symmetry? I am leaning towards (from left) 30 in cabinet for Advantium, then another 30 in, then 36 in sink base w open shelves above and the end w 24 in cabinet above dishwasher. Should I be concerned about symmetry above?

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 6:11PM
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    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 7:43PM
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