Kew ResidenceContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne
What Houzz contributors are saying:
6. Blunder: Poor functionalityA key design consideration for any kitchen layout is the ‘working triangle’ (the points between your refrigerator, sink and cooktop) and the efficiency created in the distances between these areas. Placing the only refrigerator in your kitchen in the butler’s pantry may reduce this best practice in kitchen dynamics.Solution: When choosing what to put in your butler’s pantry, factor in walking distances. If you choose to place one part of the working triangle – say the fridge – in the butler’s pantry, make sure that no single leg of the triangle is longer than 2,700 millimetres long. Otherwise, you’ll have too many steps to walk and your kitchen will not function efficiently.
16. Neat as a pin. Melbourne, Victoria
Add in practical storageIncorporate plenty of user-friendly storage so it’s easy for buyers to see how they can keep benchtops clear. “Butler’s pantries are an increasingly popular feature, as buyers like the idea of keeping the main kitchen uncluttered, particularly when entertaining,” says Briffa.