In todays open plan living environments, where social spaces are celebrated, the scullery is becoming a very popular choice where the hard work can take place and messes are made out of eyesight.
If you are considering including a scullery in your design, which is in essence a second kitchen space, here are some elements to consider:
Sculleries were regarded as old fashioned spaces and were previously know as Butler’s Pantries. In America they are often referred to as utility rooms. Take a look through these modern scullery ideas and see how they can enhance an open plan home environment.
- If your household does one big shop then a scullery is a great storage facility for groceries
- If you are cook who enjoys a good preparation area, then include bench tops that allow for ample working area
- Remember to include generous plug points, as the scullery is the perfect place to use gadgets and appliances like mixers, blenders etc
- Consider placing your dishwasher in your scullery area or alternatively, having a single dish draw in in the kitchen proper and a second in the scullery.
- Often a scullery is used for soaking dishes, so consider including a large butlers sink for soaking pots and pans. Its great to be able to close off that space from view.
- Another element to consider is the clever use of slide out drawers that are vertically aligned. Pull out pantries are very functional and excellent for viewing essentials at a glance, like spices, sauces, packets and bottles.
- A mix of display shelves for showing off those labelled bottles or statement serving pieces is great to combine with functional drawers at a lower level, for those other less attractive kitchen staples.
- Many plans are easily altered to incorporate a scullery. One of the popular ideas is to have the previous laundry area function as a scullery instead. Talk to your designer about opportunities for incorporating one.
- Ensure you have allowed for good lighting