This week’s “Boss’s Kitchen” will be all about the perimeter of the kitchen. This is going to be the largest post, as there is A LOT to talk about (in both placement of items and special features of the cabinets) so I think I’ll break it into two posts (this one for the sink wall and the next post for the range wall). Let’s get started!
Let’s start with the wall that our sink is on.
We start off with a 9″ wide cabinet that has an adjustable shelf. This type of cabinet is perfect for storing cutting boards, baking trays, cooling racks, etc. (basically anything that is flat and long). Since the shelf is adjustable, it allows us to raise or lower it depending on what size item we want to store. To the right of this cabinet is our dishwasher. We purchased a Bosch 500 series (more on that in a later post). Above both of these cabinets is a nice wide wall cabinet. All of our wall cabinets are 36″ high which gives us three adjustable shelves. This particular cabinet is perfect for storing our dishes as it is right above the dishwasher and in close proximity to our table.
Next to our dishwasher, we have our sink. We selected a nice deep 23″ wide single bowl sink. Having a nice big single bowl sink allows us to let large pots, pans and trays soak inside it. This keeps them off the counter and helps minimize scrubbing (the bane of everyone’s existence!). Under the sink cabinet, we store all of our cleaning products and have a rubber mat that can hold up to three gallons of water (pretty nice so we don’t have to worry about the cabinets being damaged if there is a slow leak we don’t catch right away – though hopefully we never have to deal with that problem!).
To the right of our sink is our double trash pullout. We use one bin for trash and one for recyclables. The cabinet manufacturer, Wood-Mode, uses a solid board under the drawer above the trash bins to keep anything that could fall out of the drawer from landing in a bin.
This concludes the sink wall of our kitchen. If you have any questions, please ask us on our Facebook page or send us an email. Stay tuned for next week’s post on the second half of our kitchen perimeter.
All the best,
President & CEO
David Hecht Custom Kitchens