Adding a second sink to the kitchen work area has only become popular in recent years. Even if working in a smaller space, a second sink can add to the efficiency of the work flow. When two people are cooking, a second sink will keep the meal preparation flowing and keep the peace between the cooks. Installing a second sink can also cut down on the preparation time. When dishes need to be washed, they can be loaded up in one sink, leaving the second sink open for other activities like rinsing vegetables and draining pasta. After the main meal is over, one sink can be assigned as the clean-up sink, leaving the island clear of debris for after dinner conversation with dessert and coffee.