If your kitchen has been designed, is lean in space or just requires a little visual interest in the layout, consider a corner sink. Although this placement may be a smart, effective way to make use of the floor plan, there also are some possible downsides to think about. Keep reading to determine whether this may be the ideal solution for your area.
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Benefits of a Corner Kitchen Sink
Storage. The modified wedge shape of a cupboard under a corner sink generates ample space to stash cleaning supplies, kitchen gear along with other odds and ends, and allows more space for pipes pipes. Just be aware that these pluses arrive with a thought: If you have heavy countertops like granite, it’s trickier for a corner cupboard to deliver the service they need.
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Design flexibility. In tiny kitchens, in which you need to make the most of every inch, orienting the sink in the corner may preserve as much work place as you can.
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Putting dead space to work. A corner sink could occupy an odd market that otherwise would have languished. If you have the square footage, you could look at adding a second sink elsewhere in the kitchen to boost the performance of this work zone. Or place a bar sink in the corner for entertaining and website your main sink along a countertop or in an island.
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Unbroken counters. Because corner sinks do not split the stream of countertops along the wall, you will get a longer stretch of work space. Corner counter area generally isn’t as simple for spreading out or doing heavy prep work, so this may be a worthwhile tradeoff.
Cons of a Corner Kitchen Sink
bigger size, lighter stuff. It is hard, though not impossible, to squeeze broad, deep, extra heavy or two-bowl sinks in a angled corner. Unless your cabinetry has sufficient space and support to accommodate a larger or weightier style (and many such cabinets are custom built), your sink choices will be limited.
Bat wing–style sinks — two-bowl versions which resemble an inverted V — are all designed to sit within a 90-degree corner angle. Nonetheless, these sinks can’t always hold oversize pots and pans. The same is true for vertical sinks.
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Tight elbow room. Corner sinks can make it hard for two people to work side by side. Even if you’re each stationed in one end of the countertop, then you might find yourselves backing into each other as you jostle for sink area.
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Cramped blower sets. In a normal kitchen design, the dishwasher stays alongside the sink for simple loading. Having a corner sink, even however, an adjoining dishwasher may hem you block traffic once the door is still open. A range or even a low-mounted oven may create the same issue.
Cleaning issue. If your corner is deep enough, it can be tough to reach all the way back to wipe up splashes and dust, especially if you’re short. Recessing the corner cupboard a few inches will help — or just keep a step stool convenient.
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