How much space do I need over and on either side of the sink
May 13, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I have a small NY galley kitchen 7 x 13. I need storage, but I need to be comfortable working. I'm 5'9". Is 18" backslash enough? How high and deep and wide should the cabinet be over the sink.
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Fred S
I would say a minimum of 24" above the sink, but I would go at least 27" and do something like this.

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   Thanked by jupiterose    May 13, 2014 at 6:18AM
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I agree with Fred, 18" is not enough room over the sink. Especially for your height, look at shallower than standard 12" deep cabinets, open shelves, or a combination that best covers your needs.
   Thanked by jupiterose    May 13, 2014 at 6:25AM
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Thank you. How about the width of the cabinet over the sink? If I do a 33" sink cabinet, should I do a 33" upper over the sink or should I do a 36" or 39" or 42" or 45". Please remember my galley kitchen is 7 X 13. I want to order the cabinets today. Thanks again for your help!
   May 13, 2014 at 7:36AM
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Fred S
It sort of depends on the cabinet layout design. If you have a 33" base, you would normally go to a 33", 39", or 45" upper to line up the rest of the cabinets. Unless you want open side shelves, I would probably go with 39"?
   Thanked by jupiterose    May 13, 2014 at 7:46AM
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