Installing your sink and dishwasher together is not only a great way to reduce the overall cost of kitchen remodeling processes, but it makes for a more efficient space that you can use to its full potential on a regular basis (via Dean Cabinetry). It can be prohibitively expensive to install two separate plumbing elements that would be necessary to allow a separation of these water-based amenities.
Aside from this general recommendation, these features can be located anywhere in this space. Although, if you’ve got a compelling reason to separate them, it is possible to incorporate separate piping aspects to accommodate this need. Strictly speaking, anything is possible when reimagining a kitchen from the ground up, but there are certain design decisions that simply don’t have a functional reason to use in all but the most extreme of circumstances.
The layout of these two features can change depending on the size or shape of your kitchen. In a small kitchen, it may be beneficial to place these two elements adjacent to one another around a 90-degree corner. This can give you ample counter space above the dishwasher while also bringing your cleaning features into direct proximity to this primary workspace. Alternatively, in a large kitchen area, you might want to opt for a bit of extra separation between the cooking surface and cleaning areas to make room for increased workspace on your countertop.