Butler’s pantries or sculleries are the unsung heroes of the kitchen. They’re where all of the action takes place out of sight; for entertaining, your morning coffee, concealing clutter (dishes) and providing storage space.
Historically the traditional butler’s pantry, as the name suggests, was for preparing to serve meals and drinks for guests – often located between the dining room and the kitchen. On the other hand, the scullery was more of a workspace tucked away from the rest of the home. The scullery functioned as the critical area for cooking and cleaning, reflected in the footprint and design; with a sink and benchtop, large appliances such as a fridge or oven, and storage.
Today, these utilitarian workspaces are a consistent feature in premium kitchens featured on est. In this kitchen covet, we set foot inside some of our favourite examples, where clever design intervention is reflected in the flow and functional details.