Monday, 27 April 2015

Planning our new butler’s pantry in the kitchen

With the birth of our second child only 2 months away, my husband and I decided it was time to finish the kitchen. This way all the mess and dust would be gone by the time the baby comes. We have two entries to our formal longue and felt that the second entry would be better as a butlers pantry joined to the kitchen. Here are our ideas that I have seen in the new display homes, some diagrams of our kitchen layout and our progress so far.
 
 The butler's pantry will have a similar layout to the photo above. We are just deciding if we want cupboards on the bottom half or not.

I love the way that they have used cane baskets to store the fruit and vegies that don't need to be refrigerated. However I don't think I would store my bread like this, as it would go stall very quickly.
 
 
I also like the cane basket with dividers to hold your bottles of drink. If I can find one of these in the shops or online I will definitely be getting one :)
 
 This is what my husband likes the best - a few shelves with a bench and cupboards below.

 
Here are some diagrams of our kitchen layout before and two options of how to add a butler's pantry. We have two entries to our longue and felt that the second entry would be better as a butler's pantry joined to the kitchen. We will probably use option A.
 
  Before:
 
 
  Option A)
 
 
 Option B)
 
 
   Before photo:
Here is a photo of the kitchen in the old layout. We have moved the fridge out of the allocated area to start making the doorway.
 
This is the old kitchen colour theme of forest green and cream. The new kitchen colour theme with be white and grey. Here my husband has started to smash through into the space between the kitchen and the lounge.
 
 
 Here the doorway has been removed and the plaster work has started. Now we need to demolish the old pantry to make way for the benches and shelves.
 
More to come soon...
 
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