Planning and installing a new kitchen needs to take into account all of the practical, and the visual aspects of the space. From the style and colour scheme, to the layout and the fixtures, there is a lot to consider. And the kitchen sink is the perfect example of this. Positioning the kitchen sink, and choosing the right style, are just two of the things to take into account. But why is it important to consider the placement of the kitchen sink, and how can this make a difference to your kitchen? Well, here at Priory Kitchen Studio, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design professionals. And this is our guide to everything you should know about kitchen sink placement.
What are the important considerations for positioning the kitchen sink?
When installing a new kitchen sink, it is important to consider how this will fit in with the rest of the kitchen space. And if you are installing a whole new kitchen, this is something you should consider during the planning stage. But what should you take into account when deciding on the kitchen sink placement? Well, there are several considerations, including:
- The amount of worktop space- it is recommended to have around 18 inches or more of clear counter-top space around the kitchen sink for practicality purposes. This is because the space around the sink may be useful for food preparation and washing ingredients, as well as space for resting pots and crockery.
- The existing plumbing- one of the easiest was to install a sink in your property is to simply replace the old one for a new one, in the same position. Using the existing plumbing makes fitting the sink an easier project, and it can help you keep costs down.
- The other appliances- in kitchen design, there is a term called the “Golden Triangle”. Each point of the triangle represents either the kitchen sink, the fridge, or the oven. This is because these are the three most used places in any kitchen, and moving between these needs to be easy without barriers. As a result, positioning your kitchen sink in a practical location, that takes into consideration the other two points of the triangle, is very important.
- The kitchen window- traditionally, the kitchen sink has often been installed underneath the kitchen window, offering the best view of the outdoor space, and the natural light. For some kitchens, this is more practical than others, but it still could be useful to consider.
For more information or advice about your new kitchen sink, and where to install this, get in touch with Preston’s leading professionals today, here at Priory Kitchen Studio.