Lochner AlterationsCountry Kitchen, Hobart
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8. Cooking appliancesWhile it can be costly to start doubling up on big-ticket items such as the oven, the butler’s pantry is certainly the perfect place for the microwave, where it can be installed at the most practical height without worrying about aesthetics, as you would in the main kitchen.
Traditional farmhouseFor a stronger farmhouse look, consider using a rougher finish on your panelling. Painted solid wood shiplap or tongue-and-groove wall panelling is a great choice for this style of interior. In an older home where the overall styling of the space will be a farmhouse look, don’t worry about filling gaps or sanding out all the imperfections in existing wall panelling. Instead, preserve and celebrate its character. Tip: When choosing new materials try to achieve less evenly spaced boards that are not exactly flush. Aim for perfectly imperfect in this case.The Scullery Reinvented for Modern Living
Placing frequently used items like plates, glasses and basic cookware on shelves keeps them in easy reach and creates a shop-like display that tells a personal story. Here, clear jars, ornamental bottles and curvaceous pots lend colour and shape to the small space.Cons: The issue with shelf uppers for some people is that the look is much busier, especially for those who have many items to stuff on shelves or who lack the confidence to style open shelving. Unattractive products may have nowhere else to go, and not everyone wants to feel as though they live in a grocery store aisle – or do the extra dusting required.Tip: Before you tear down upper cabinets, try removing the doors to see how you feel about living with open shelves. You may even decide to keep it just like that.Remove doors on cabinets for instant open shelving
Heighten the sense of spaceIn that same house, the kitchen wraps around into a butler’s pantry, which is lined with wood panelling. Covering two walls, the vertical lines play a visual trick and make the narrow space feel taller than it is.