A large kitchen is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value,
and the perfect way to do that is to add a scullery.
Open-plan living is becoming increasingly popular in custom home designs across Perth. Whilst this is fantastic, the kitchen is the engine room of the house and as a result has the capacity to get messy, cluttered and disorganised very quickly. This is not always ideal when you are entertaining people at your house it’s the first thing they will notice. However, if you have a kitchen scullery, it allows you to hide all the mess from guests and gives you more kitchen space. That’s why you need one!
What is a Scullery?
A scullery is a small, additional kitchen that’s used to store and clean dishes.
A scullery can provide more workspace, and it may be used to conceal cooking and cleaning activities from the main kitchen.
The essential elements of a scullery include ample storage space, counter space, and a sink. However, you can customise your scullery design according to your needs. This is your space so you can make it your own.
How to Maximise the Use of your Scullery
If we are honest, a scullery can be described as the kitchen space of dreams! A scullery is a great option if you enjoy cooking for guests. There will be plenty of space in the scullery to store appliances such as ovens and refrigerators.
Many appliances are underused because they need to be lugged in and out of cupboards. A bench in the scullery can be a great place to keep small appliances, such as the slow cooker, toaster, or sandwich press. They will be more likely to be used if they are ready to plug in. Make sure you have plenty of power points available for this purpose.
Sculleries are also an excellent way to increase your storage. We recommend making use of your extra drawers. In your scullery, you can also store large appliances like your oven, microwave, fridge, and even a second ‘drink’ fridge.
Designing your Scullery
Ventilation is essential if you plan on cooking or using kettles within your scullery. An exhaust fan can also be used to maintain fresh air. If you don’t have a window, it is possible that your space lacks natural daylight. Therefore, workspace lighting can be a crucial design element. With the right custom home design, this can be overcome by adding lighting to your overhead shelves or cabinets to ensure that your scullery has sufficient light.
Two sinks have become extremely important in modern kitchens. But it does come at an additional cost. You should also consider adding a bin to your scullery if you want a sink. This will make it easier to clean up as you go, and not have to haul food scraps all over the kitchen.
You don’t need to hold back. There’s no reason why a scullery can’t be used as a space to express creativity, experiment with colour and fun, and custom design playful designs.
Ideal for Entertaining
A scullery can be a great way to have friends over and to keep the cooking and cleaning areas separate.
You can reserve the kitchen for plating or even grazing. The scullery is there to keep the mess out of sight. This makes it a stress-free experience and cleaning-up easy. Not only is it a practical addition to your family life, but it dramatically increases the property’s value.
Domination Homes: Your Partner in Crafting the Perfect Custom Home
When embarking on the journey to build or renovate your custom dream home, it’s crucial to partner with a builder who understands the building language and values the role of an interior designer. At Domination Homes, we specialize in creating bespoke larger family homes and forever homes that exceed expectations. By collaborating with our team of experts, we ensure effective communication, seamless project management, and impeccable craftsmanship, bringing your vision to life.