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Negin Hakimian

Loved reading your article. Thanks for all the great information. We currently have a U shaped kitchen with windows on one side of the U. The kitchen is not wide enough for us to add an island, so I am thinking of leaving one side of the U with no cabinets and creating a long island in the middle. This forces me to have both the main sink and the cooktop on the island. I am a bit concerned that this might not be a good design idea. Any feedback would be really appreciated.

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icrs

So how do you pipe all that? Where do the sink and dishwasher vent go?

   
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detailaddict

Does anyone place their sink "across" the island, i.e., parallel to the short axis rather than the long one? This idea has occurred to me in considering a larger prep (not main) sink, which will be in the island near the stove. The rationale is that placing a sink/faucet so that one faces the end of the island would allow for a longer sink and still not sacrifice too much of the adjacent run of countertop.


Picture the island sink at the end near the stove, but with the faucet placed halfway down its length (i.e., centered on the sink's long side) rather than on the "outside" at the sink's short end. Would this appear odd or incongruous?

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