Interior cabinet usability?
For the first time I am looking seriously at building in some cabinets for a galley and storage. (RB 10-ish walkthrough layout) My E-series van has an SMB penthouse/bed but is otherwise untouched by SMB.
As a first approximation I stood behind the drivers seat and imagined what I would need to be able to comfortably prep, cook and clean from a standing position. I had really not thought about this before, but for me to reach a countertop with reasonable sight lines and ergonomics, the work space will have to stick out almost 3 feet from the side of the van. This is almost to the van's midline! Anything less than that and I'm looking down at the PH frame which projects roughly a foot past the edge of van's interior. It's that or contorting my neck in a way that doesn't bode well for this aging body. .
I went to SMB's site to look over the measurements of standard cabinets and noticed that they are at most 21.5 inches deep. So what am I missing here? Do people prep, cook and wash up sitting down or how do y'all overcome the projection of the PH frame to be able to comfortably see and reach the countertop? Is this why almost nobody seems to cook in their vans?
Enquiring mind etc.