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Where to put the kitchen sink?

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AnnaLegovah Tue 25-Feb-14 09:33:15

We're about to have our kitchen totally redone (eek!) and just have to make a decision between two plans. However DH are disagreeing on the design.

We have a tiny galley kitchen (old Victorian terrace house) which currently has the fridge/freezer on the immediate left as you enter, oven next to it, the sink in front beneath one of two windows and the door to the garden to the right. One design keeps this as it is.

The second design moves the sink to the right so it's beneath the other window.

The second design would give us a bit more worktop space but my concern is this - where the sink is now means you can look up our (IMO lovely) 100ft garden. Moving the sink beneath the other window means you'd be looking directly at a brick wall that doesn't get much light at any time of year.

DH is arguing that since we're getting a slimline dishwasher put in we won't be spending much time at the sink anyway, and this second design will give us more space. But my concern is that we're wasting a lovely view (the garden is a real asset to an otherwise tiny house) and my gut instinct says keep it as it is.

We're planning on selling in a year or so anyway so I guess it's not just what suits us - we have to think of potential buyers.

So...any thoughts please? If you were us, what would you do? If you were buying, what would you be looking for?

Thanks smile

OnePlanOnHouzz Tue 25-Feb-14 09:52:43

keep a chopping block as your main prep area in the window with the view ! you will spend time there !! add a climber that thrives in that location to the brick wall ! or get another design done that you are both happy with !

PigletJohn Tue 25-Feb-14 09:52:44

As DH is the person who does all the washing-up and potato peeling, surely he gets to choose?

Or not?

truelymadlysleepy Tue 25-Feb-14 09:53:47

I'd prefer the sink with a view. Definitely.

AnnaLegovah Tue 25-Feb-14 09:57:51

Thanks for responses. We're fairly evenly split with kitchen duties - one of us will cook, the other washes up, and we rotate. blush

I did think about growing something up the brick wall but we're north facing and there's very little natural light there, it'd be difficult to make anything grow.

But point taken about using the space below the window as a 'prep' area.

Argh who thought this kind of decision would be such a pain in the neck! wink

AnnaLegovah Tue 25-Feb-14 17:52:34

Well the actual quote has come in - moving the sink to face the wall is £200 cheaper. So I guess thats the decision made for us.

OnePlanOnHouzz Tue 25-Feb-14 18:21:36

So spend £100 on planting and trellis and £100 on handbags or shoes or anything else that makes you smile !!

AnnaLegovah Tue 25-Feb-14 18:26:47

Lol oneplan not sure DH would agree to that wink

OnePlanOnHouzz Tue 25-Feb-14 18:29:03

Well either that or he agrees to wash up any DW overspill !!! You have to bargain with men !!! Tee hee !!!

AnnaLegovah Tue 25-Feb-14 20:09:20

Hah love it!

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