Would a kitchen scullery be right for you?
There are many benefits to kitchen scullery in your kitchen design, and we’re here today to explore just a few of those.
What is a Kitchen Scullery?
To kick things off, what exactly is a kitchen scullery? To put it simply, a scullery is basically a kitchen on a smaller scale. It’s a space off the main kitchen that offers room for food preparation, storage and washing up. It’s not a new trend by any means – in fact, sculleries played a big role in many manor homes of yesteryear.
What are the benefits of a kitchen scullery?
There are many benefits to including a kitchen scullery when renovating a kitchen. These include:
- More storage space – not only for food, but your kitchen appliances, too. We’ve also got you covered with some handy tips for maximising space, as well as other storage solutions to help you keep your scullery nice and organised.
- Keep the mess behind closed doors – and entertain in style while you cook. One of the biggest benefits of a scullery is being able to tackle all the messy food prep out of sight, while the main kitchen remains spotless.
- Add some serious value – after all, good storage can never be underestimated. A kitchen scullery can not only help keep your home looking clutter-free, but can add real long-term value as well. Win/win!
What Types of Kitchen Scullery Designs are There?
There are several types of kitchen scullery designs available, designed to suit kitchens of all shapes and sizes. Here are the main types:
The Hidden Scullery
Like its name suggests, the hidden scullery is generally tucked away behind a wall either behind the main kitchen, or leading off from it. This type of scullery is ideal for larger homes with space to spare, with hidden sculleries often complete with a large amount of benchspace, storage space and other appliances.
The Walk-in Scullery
Think a walk-in pantry but with added benefits. The walk-in scullery offers flexibility and functionality, and is perfect for smaller kitchens while still adding plenty of value.
The Screened-off Scullery
Last but not least, the screened-off scullery is a way to section off the scullery from the main kitchen in a budget-friendly way. It involves using a screen or folding door to hide away the food preparation area, without creating a separate space.
All types of sculleries will require some degree of kitchen renovation work to bring them to life. To get an idea of what’s involved, check out our useful step-by-step kitchen renovation guide or ideas to help you plan the ultimate kitchen renovation. Our tips for navigating a kitchen renovation are also very helpful.
Would a Kitchen Scullery be Right for You?
Now you have a good idea of what a kitchen scullery is, it’s time to decide whether it’s right for you! As a designer of custom kitchens in Perth, our Flexi team can help you design and create a scullery that fits your specific needs. You’ll need to consider:
• Do you have the space needed for the kitchen design you’re looking for?
• What kind of shelving and/or storage do you need?
• What appliances will be required?
• What materials will you use for your benchtops or splashback?
• What colours, flooring materials and other finishes will you require?
As experts in Perth kitchen renovations, our team is here to guide you to the answers to all these questions and more. You can start by visiting our Flexi showrooms in Joondalup and Myaree, or take a look at some of our recently completed projects in suburbs like Fremantle, Floreat and beyond. Finally, you can get in touch with our team to get the ball rolling. We look forward to hearing from you soon!