Balaclava HouseContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne
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17. Celebrate simplicityFancy butler’s pantries with luxe finishes might be all the rage, but there’s an appealing honesty about simple ply shelving – it’s warm, practical and (best of all if you’re on a budget) affordable. Your turnWhich of these clever solutions would work in your home? Tell us in the Comments below, like this story, save the images for inspiration, and join the conversation.MoreCraving more on storage? Check out this story: Pro Reveal: 4 Super Kitchen Storage Set-Ups
4. What budget materials can be used to get a designer look?A walk-in pantry doesn’t need to be fancy (it is, afterall, behind a door and not on view), but nonetheless the shelves and cabinets should be made of a sturdy material with a finish that complements the rest of the kitchen. Solid, polished timber shelves or powder-coated metal racks are attractive options, however a cheaper alternative is engineered wood. Ply is one of the best low-cost engineered woods available. It is extremely strong and looks very contemporary, especially when it is left in its raw state or given a light stain.
Tucked in a corner nook is the butler’s pantry, which helps conceal everything else. Look up and you’ll notice the slant in the ceiling – that’s because this smart set-up utilises the awkward space under the stairs.