trash and dishwasher placement

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My new build is going to have a large workstation-style sink. A kitchen designer suggested I put the dishwasher to the left of the sink, with the trash under the left hand side of the sink. I am right handed. This does not seem like a good idea to me, since the trash will be in the way of the dishwasher when it is open (e.g., after scraping into the trash). Further, since the drain is on the RHS of the sink, that's where I'd be pre-rinsing dishes (if needed) which would then require moving the dripping item all the way across the sink to the dishwasher. Further, I assume my accessories will be best used on the LHS of the sink, so I'd be dropping over those if I move the rinsed item over the sink. Am I thinking about this the correct way? Where would you place the trash and dishwasher relative to the sink?

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