While kitchen design is not an exact science, there are certain guidelines that provide a foundation for a functional plan. Home designers usually have ideal placements in mind for appliances which dictate where other components, such as sinks and cooking stations, are located. The placement of the dishwasher is an important decision that you’ll make when designing a new home, and it will depend on a few key factors. Columbia Builders works with each homebuyer to evaluate their preferences and offer solutions to accomplish their ideal kitchen.
Within Reach of the Sink
Technically, you could place your dishwasher anywhere in the kitchen, but near the sink is the most practical. This is an economical choice since the plumbing installation is a lot less complicated. It also makes sense to have the dishwasher close to the sink, as many of us rinse our dishes before loading them into the dishwasher.
Which Side is Best?
If you determine that placing the dishwasher next to the sink is the best idea, the next decision is which side of the sink – left or right? This is simply a matter of personal preference: homeowners who are right-handed tend to prefer the placement of the dishwasher on the left side of the sink, while those who are left-handed prefer placement on the right.
Considering a Kitchen Island?
A kitchen island is often one of the best locations to place a dishwasher. This is a popular kitchen design, as islands have become the go-to space for prep, serving, and cleanup. The central location of an island ensures that drawers and cabinets are within easy reach of the dishwasher, which makes unloading quick and easy.
It is our goal to help our home buyers customize their kitchens while incorporating beauty and function – turning your vision into reality.
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