I'm going for an absolutely minimalist kitchen space but I love my gadgets! So I tried to have them tucked away in the space behind the cooktop. Plus my fridge has a couple of dents in it but is too expensive to replace, and this way it's out of sight.
However this is my first house and I've not seen another with this layout so I have no idea if this is practical or not. All advice welcome!
I would put fridge on other wall so you are not having to walk around it to get to it. Do you need the hall door as it wastes a lot of space. Same with external door.Can you post a fuller floor plan with dimensions.Is it a new build, or are you displacing a laundry?
Dark joinery doors with wall colour walk in pantry
Best use of this walk-in pantry space
Advice/inspiration on layout - particularly around kitchen area
Floor Plan advice
Thanks Kate, the idea with the doors was to be able to carry groceries from the garage straight into the pantry area. This is a new build, and it's the house I'm going to grow old in, so I'm trying to old-age-proof it as much as possible from the start. Otherwise I would absolutely get rid of that door.
a few changes, either put the sink under the window, or reduce the bench and keep the sink in the island and build a window seat in front of the window.
Change how both internal and external doors open
what is the purpose of the external sliding door in the pantry, where is the laundry, the garage door seems to be in a strange location and why no bench across the window in the kitchen?? a view of the whole house plan including dimensions would help explain the options much better
Okl right about doors. Doors opening into hallway are dangerous unless glass window to see who your are going to hit. Pwdr room, garage. Pantry. Some pocket doors may help if Cant swing into room. Garage door should be at one end of garage.
I have just added my second option mentioned above with keeping the sink in the island and adding a window seat. I think the glass sliding door in the pantry works as it eliminates another opening door and allows heaps of natural light into a small space.
Looking forward to seeing more of your floorplan if you want to share
If the sliding door in the pantry is going no where, then maybe install a large window. This would then eliminate another door and adds light into the space.
I think you will find the room is far too narrow to have shelving on both sides.
UTD prob right, Siriuskey’s design with the deeper fridge at hall end and narrow shelves opp wall works best. Need at least 800mm between, more for bending down to low shelves if a large person. Hard without a dimensioned plan.
Seems impractical to me.
Get the space working first then make it look minimalistic.
Why not hide the fridge within some slick cabinetry in the kitchen.
I like the minimalist look but if its not usable on a daily basis then its useless no matter how cool it looks.
I think it is false economy to plan the kitchen to hide the damage on the fridge. Put the fridge in the most functional area. You will be in the house long after that fridge has reached the end of its useful life.
If you love your gadgets have you got enough shelf space? You also need a decent bench in the butlers pantry.I would delete the door to the passage way or put the fridge else where, eg redesign the layout of the powder room. If it is a dented door on the fridge, they can be removed either professional or by the use of dry ice to make the steel pop back.
this way there is a main walkway through, there is no change in direction and the fridge is easily found/accessed
Nothing wrong with wanting to hide appliances in the pantry, we did this, pics below. I wouldn't put a sink in an island. Good luck with your final choice.
Hi Simon, I like siriuskey’s first plan with the sink under the window and a free standing island bench giving more benchspace. I’m not a fan of sinks in a breakfast bar, a sink is usually the messiest part of the kitchen (no matter how tidy we try to be) and is best away from where people will sit at the bench. I love cavity sliding doors and would use them for garage to hall, pantry to hall, kitchen to pantry and for the powder room (lockable fittings available for privacy for powder room)
I agree with changing the doors from the garage (if not problematic for fire rating), the powder room and the pantry into sliding doors - either cavity or wall mounted for a feature. Also I would definitely have the sink in a bench along the outside wall - and I would have a much bigger window there to let more light into the kitchen. Also swap the opening of the sliding door to the other side and change the door to closer to the kitchen wall so the fridge and bench in the pantry are on the wall furtherest from the kitchen which will give you a longer bench. I would also try to have the doors to the garage and pantry as close as possible to opposite each other for ease of carrying groceries in. Good luck with your build - I hopes it turns out to be everything you are hoping for. <3 :)
If you were to change the sliding door in the pantry to a large window, have the fridge and bench right along that wall furthest from the kitchen (as in the note above) with narrow shelving on wall behind cooktop, change the access opening to the hall end (cavity slider from hallway recessing beside fridge) and therefore have the potential for an 'L' shaped kitchen with an island bench, sink on external wall (are eaves wide enough for 600 bench?
We have found using a system of small baskets available from Bunnings, and other places I'm sure, excellent for dealing with a wall in a small pantry and makes great use of space. The baskets are all adjustable up and down the metal strips that are attached to the wall. A narrow wall is also good for a towel rack and hanging 'multix' plastics bags.
Simon go and spend some time looking at display homes. Some have great ideas and you can see what would work for you. We are planning a house currently and fully intend having our pantry space close to garage as well as kitchen to minimise the distance carrying groceries. Some display homes show this type of configuration. Very handy.