I'm in total agreement with CD on this one. If it's possible, put a drain in that sucker. Hosing it down, steam cleaning it, or pressure washing, whatever route you wanna go with it that's the dream for me.
I'd also want my sharpening station down in that area as well if given such an opportunity. I'd also set up an island in the middle, depending on the room structure, so from any given angle I can choose to work on said island, and have whatever rubs I'd need behind me. I'd make the island be the main storage area for any pans I'd keep on hand, including disposables, so all I have to do is pull them out from underneath. I'd avoid cabinets on the island as well, and just put shelving.
I'm sure the more I fantasize about this the more I'd come up with, but that's what I've had in my head for awhile now just for a kitchen in general. Hope it helps!
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