I'm planning on my cutting board being a removable polyethylene insert into the sink opening. PE is what most commercial cutting boards are made from. Easy to clean, doesn't harbor bacteria, doesn't kill the knife edges, and not terribly expensive. One side will have a perimeter drainage groove to designate the red meat side.
I've found the micro-absorbent towels in bulk pack. They wash well, but some things just want paper towels. I have no plans for a holder.
We're using back-packing type resin utensils and they work just fine, but I plan to switch to typical SS service. At some point I'll finish making the cooking utensils roll. I keep spacing getting over to a friend's shop to cut out the PE knife scabbards so that I can start sewing.
I've not been as concerned about water to the faucet as much as I've been pondering sink drainage. If on soils that will be OK with just water, then a hose and a shallow ditch. But what about those soils that wouldn't be OK with it, or when it isn't just water?
I used to swerve around my hallucinations, now I drive right through them.