The placement of the sink can affect the entire flow of your kitchen. Hilary Farr prefers to keep the sink off the island, but that begs the question: Where do you place the kitchen sink? In Farr’s own home, her sink is along a wall with ample counter space available on either side. However, there isn’t a specific place that experts agree the sink should go. In fact, it may be different for every layout.
In terms of exact location, a sink can go anywhere that plumbing can be hooked up. Plumbing lines can create some limits, depending on whether the necessary pipes can exist in certain walls. However, because of the plumbing, many experts suggest placing the sink near the dishwasher. Moving plumbing systems can be expensive, so using the existing system during a renovation is the best choice for those on a budget. Other experts suggest the work triangle, which places the sink, refrigerator, and stove or range within a few steps of each other to create the most effective layout.
Aesthetically, some homeowners prefer to place the sink under a window. This allows you to have a pleasant view while washing dishes or keep an eye on kids or pets while they’re outside. Under the window is more of a traditional placement, however, and some homeowners may opt to use that prime real estate for other features.