But this may apply to the placement of appliances in the kitchen- the stove - fridge- and sink should form a rough triangle for ease of use
2. Each element performs many functions - my wood cook stove heats water for the bath and for radiant heating of the house while I cook my food. the sink and dishwasher could drain for a grey water system- using space under the stairs for desk and shelves for storage, hanging racks for easy access to pots, pans, utensils, drying racks for clothing, shelves for spices with hooks for measuring spoons and cups
R Ranson wrote: The dishes sink needs to be in a well-lit location, preferably not facing west as that gets the hottest sun of the day. The person doing the dishes (we do it by hand) would be able to look out the window and enjoy the beauty of the garden - making it less unpleasant to wash dishes.