Are you in the market for a new kitchen sink and wondering if it would be a good idea to get a knee clearance? These days, it seems like just about everything we use in the kitchen is getting smaller. It used to be that when we turned the stove off, we didn’t have to worry about putting the dishwasher on our faucet. We could easily run the water coming out of the tub or flushing the toilet by hand without having to worry about making sure the edges of the counter or the cabinets were not touching in any way. All of that has changed, unfortunately, and now it seems as though the size of our pots and pans and cutlery need to get smaller so that they can fit into the corners of our refrigerators, and therefore the pantry as well, and this can definitely create a situation where the kitchen sink may not have enough room left to run.
This is where a kitchen sink with a knee clearance comes in handy. One of the most common places where you will find this type of clearance is right around the edge of the counter-top area. Most of the time, if you have an island in the center of your kitchen, this is the area that is usually lined with some sort of cutting board or some type of utensil shelf. If you have ever moved into a home where the kitchen sink was either too small to fit around your cutting board or too big to fit around the board itself, then you know exactly what I am talking about in terms of having to worry about something leaking onto the floor beneath your pots and pans. Even if the leak did not leak onto the floor, it could easily get splashed and make a mess all over the kitchen floor.
While you want to make sure you get the largest kitchen sink you can to accommodate your pots and pans, you also want to be careful not to overdo it and place the cutlery across from the basin as well. This is because your pots and pans will slide down into the basin, but it is not really very nice to see when people are eating meals. You can overdo it, however, by placing the cutlery next to the wall or on the counter-top next to the basin. This will prevent the cutlery from being seen by everyone, and while this may be an unnecessary addition to your decor, it will still allow people to have an easier time picking up their knives.