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How to Design a Left-Handed Kitchen

Since the majority of homeowners are right-handed, most contractors don’t think about how inconvenient traditional kitchens are for lefties. So if you’re left-handed and are  building a home or renovating your kitchen, make sure to voice a few preferences that will make your kitchen more functional for you.


When washing dishes, a lefty usually sets the dirty dishes in the right side of the sink and puts the clean dishes to the left. Make sure there’s enough room on both sides, but you may want to make the counter space on the left side a little bigger.


If your faucet has a side-mount lever, have it placed on the left, if available. You can also ask for a soap dispenser to be placed to the left of the faucet.


It’s probably easier for you to rinse or empty a cup in the sink and put it in the dishwasher if it’s on the left of the sink instead of to the right.


Have your pot and pan cabinets placed to the left of your stove. You’ll also be reaching for potholders in a drawer on the left side of the oven.

We can talk to you about options in left-handed faucets, and can install that dishwasher for you. Give us a call at Putman Plumbing. We’re happy to help!