My Left-Handed Left Hander

We have 2 kitchen sinks: one for prep and one for clean-up.  The clean-up sink is in Charlie’s realm of the kitchen.  He thought long and hard about where he wanted the faucet and soap dispenser installed.

The peninsula is the wash-up side of the kitchen.
The peninsula is the wash-up side of the kitchen.

That was in March of this year and after using the sink for a couple of months he realized that a true left-hander (which he is) would be more comfortable with the faucet on the right. The way it is now his hands actually crisscross when he uses the lever that adjusts the water.

The faucet on the left of the sink was inconvenient for a left-handed person.
The faucet on the left of the sink was inconvenient for a left-handed person.

(The faucet on the prep sink is already on the right since that is about the only place it was convenient to put it.  That’s my domain and I am generally ambidextrous when it comes to such things.)

The prep sink has a similar but smaller faucet.
The prep sink has a similar but smaller faucet.

Our lovely contractor wanted the kitchen to be just perfect and so he exchanged places of the soap dispenser and faucet.

I hope this works better, Lefty.
I hope this works better, Lefty.

I hope it works better for you, Charlie. (Of course, by that I mean:  will you kindly do some dishes?)

Do little inconsistencies drive you crazy?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “My Left-Handed Left Hander”

  1. Your contractor seems to have really listened to what you need in this process. How interesting that the left side position for the faucet didn’t work so well and how fortunate that it could be switched with the soap dispenser. Sure do like how well all the pieces look together – the backsplash really looks good.

    1. Thanks, Barbara. We’re really pleased with the quality of the work of our contractor and are planning to use him again for some of the bathroom work. But first gotta earn more money. Jo

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