As it may seem at first glance, there is nothing easier in choosing the location of the sink for dishes in the kitchen. But here there are some nuances and some limitations. In order to properly install a sink in your kitchen and after that do not regret it, be sure to check out this article.
Very many, when installing a sink, neglect the individual characteristics of the one who will spend a significant part of the time in the kitchen. When designing a linear kitchen, be sure to consider the following - right-handed mistress or left-handed. If the first, then first the refrigerator is located, then the work surface follows and only then the sink, and after it there should be another work surface and further, the stove. This is all done for maximum convenience. With the second option, everything is the same, only in reverse order.
If with individual features everything is most understandable, then the technical side of the issue must be dealt with in more depth.
Very often you can find such options for the location of the sink when it is next to the hob. But this is fundamentally wrong. Even in the instructions that came with the stove, it says that the minimum permitted distance to the water source is 450mm. Especially if the cooker is electric, moisture can cause a short circuit and a fire hazard. As for gas stoves, there is a danger of flooding an open flame, and in the future, filling the kitchen space with gas.
In addition to these extremely negative consequences, there are other minor minuses. For example, constant spray of water will leave streaks on the hob. There is still a constant danger of burns due to accidental contact with the stove while washing dishes.
For greater convenience, we highlight the main disadvantages that arise when the sink is not correctly positioned in the kitchen:
- Inconvenience while cooking;
- The possibility of a short circuit (when located near electrical appliances);
- Explosion hazard (in the vicinity of a gas stove);
- The possibility of injuries and burns;
- Quick and frequent contamination of the surface of the stove and sink.
Be sure to consider the above information. This will help you position the sink correctly and create the most comfortable living conditions in your kitchen.