The sink is one of the most important parts of any kitchen. It serves as a focal point in most layouts and proves to be a place that cooks find themselves using more often than even they probably realize. This makes the location of the sink in your renovation plan a vital key to finding a great floor plan.
How can you choose the best place to put your kitchen sink? Here area 4 ways to do so.
Locate Plumbing. If you're on a budget, finding the existing plumbing will help save a lot of money. Design your sink location based on where plumbing already exists so you don't have to pay to move or extend it. Keeping the sink in the same place also helps owners with a tight remodel schedule, for much the same reasons.
Determine Appliances. The sink is generally near certain appliances, such as the dishwasher, trash and recycling cans, and the refrigerator or pantry. So these other elements could help you find a good place for the sink. Keep in mind the work triangle — the sink, stove, and refrigerator — which should form a compact triangle without obstacles for maximum kitchen efficiency.
Look for a View. If you're going to stand at the kitchen sink for a long period — or many short periods — of time, you want something nice to look at. Can you take advantage of a good view out a window above the sink? Alternately, parents may want to place the sink and its accompanying window in a way that they can see the entertainment area or the kids' play area to keep an eye on things outside.
Consider Two Sinks. One good way to solve questions about where to place a sink in a large kitchen is to install two sinks. A cleanup sink is a smaller, secondary sink placed for a specific purpose. Many owners who like to entertain a lot find that it works well as a place near the door to collect and wash up glasses and silverware during a gathering. You may also find it to be a great addition as the centerpiece of a wet bar, a coffee station, or a breakfast station or as a place to prepare food for large dinner parties.
The best sink location depends on your particular use of your kitchen. But finding a great spot and designing it for your own style will help you create a new kitchen that brings happiness and functionality for many years to come. For more information, contact local kitchen remodeling services.Share
18 June 2018
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