Sep 9, 2020
In this Episode of the podcast, Frances discusses the key differences between Butler’s Pantries, Walk in Pantries, Pull-out Pantries, Appliance Cupboards, Cupboard Pantries and Step in Pantries. She also walks through the key components of a well-designed walk in pantry, and discusses some key questions relating to pantries – doors, cabinetry fronts, sinks and windows.
A walk-in pantry has become one of the must-have features within a home. However, if you are trying to create a home that doesn’t have a large footprint, perhaps a walk in pantry or butler’s pantry is not necessarily going to serve you as much as you think.
Acts as a secondary kitchen that functions not only to store food but also serve as your food preparation area. A sink is the minimum for a Butler’s pantry with other appliances an option.
A space to store food and small appliances such as coffee machine, mix masters, blenders, and microwaves.
Usually a cupboard used for storing food but doesn’t have enough space to store your appliances. Traditional pantries are a good solution when you don’t have much space for a walk-in pantry.
Can be used instead of a walk-in pantry to store appliances when space is tight. If it’s combined with your pantry space, it can reduce the amount of food you can store in your pantry.
To make good use of corners, we often design what we call a step-in pantry. It creates the illusion of a walk-in pantry and gives a bit of bench space where you can place your appliances, and also your food
For a better solution, use a pull-out system with specially designed hardware that is designed much better. Companies such as Blum or Hettich have specially designed pull out drawer pantry systems.
A Butler’s pantry and walk-in pantry is an area where you can store things away. It is not an area that is meant to be revealed for guests.For this reason, I suggest the following;-
You can’t really design something until you know what you need. The functionality, your lifestyle, how you cook, how you prepare food, how are you going to use the space drives the design.
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A walk- in pantry can sometimes be as large as a bathroom – can you use that space in a better way in your home?
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