A butler’s kitchen or pantry is a second kitchen, conveniently located out of sight to allow for food preparation and clean up without cluttering your main kitchen. A butler’s kitchen is perfect if you have an open planned kitchen, which is exposed to your living area, as you can work behind the scenes while keeping your main kitchen spotless.
Your butler’s kitchen allows your main kitchen to remain a place of entertaining with friends and family while your working space is hidden around a corner or through sliding or bi-folding doors. Here’s what to look out for when designing a butler’s kitchen – the perfect way to maximise your workspace.
Think about how you will use your butler’s kitchen and what you will need. Do you want to use it for food preparation, cooking snacks, food storage or hiding dirty dishes – or all four? Think of your butler’s kitchen as a kitchenette, which you can customise to suit your needs. If you have more space, add an extra sink, fridge and cooking area or keep it simple for smaller spaces with a large bench top area for unpacking groceries, placing small appliances and preparing food.
With a place for every kitchen item, a walk-in pantry or a butler’s pantry can make it easy to find what you are looking for. You can hide all of your mess away and keep your main kitchen looking spotless. Invest in plenty of deep drawers and open shelving to keep your kitchen clutter to a minimum.
Chances are, your butlers kitchen may not be able to have a window so ensuring there is adequate lighting in your small space is very important. Illuminate overhead shelving and use down lights for bench top spaces. It is also essential to include power point access points for all of your small appliances, which you can keep plugged in for easy usage.
There are many things to think about when planning the space in your kitchen, but if done right you can have your perfect kitchen with perfect functionality. Here at Harrington Kitchens, our designers take the time to get to know you and your family’s needs and incorporate that into your kitchen plan to create your dream kitchen.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Hampton Style Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Modern Farmhouse Kitchens
For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.
The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.
For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry. Alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.
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