Forget a walk in pantry – the first day Jose and I walked through our house we spoke of creating a scullery out of the large dining room for increased storage.
I’ve detailed some on Insta’ stories but you can find more in depth details here!
The real reason behind the scullery was simply for more kitchen space! Knocking down a wall to open up the kitchen and adjoin a living room sounds like a dream. Isn’t that what every potential renovator says? “Knock down this wall and open it up!” But the reality means sacrificing a whole lot of counter and appliance space that used to fill that wall. So where does it all go?
The dining room is luxuriously roomy (five windows!), while the kitchen was packed to the brim. Both photos below show the same view in the same room.
I envisioned more of a true working back kitchen, big enough to hold appliances and a coffee center. The two entrances are from the dining room and right off the kitchen.
A true scullery by historical definition might means it features a sink, which ours won’t have.
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A sink takes away from countertop space we need. Our scullery will house the oven, microwave, warming drawer, our Miele coffee maker, 2 refrigerated drawers, as well as a place to prep coffee, and storage for baking dishes and coffee items. Essentially, it’s a baking and coffee center!
The cabinets are a greige factory finish color called “Sand Dollar” offered by Crystal Cabinets. Beautiful, right? I worked with my designer Betsy Anderson Interiors and Kitchen & Bath Galleries out of North Hills to plan this space.
A luxurious space to prep (and sip!) coffee seen above. Cabinet fronts can close off the coffee maker, with a marble lip peeking out. The open space underneath will have the Sub-Zero refrigerated doors… whenever they arrive!
The space between the windows on the left called for a countertop and Katie (my designer) suggested an antique. While tagging along with her to the spring High Point Market, we found an antique chest to sit between the windows. The last touch will be a pretty piece of art and an art light above.
Our inspiration for the feel and colors of the room:
The floor tile is from Byrd Tile out of Raleigh and is 18″ x 18″. The white is Bianca Carrara marble and the dark is Bardiglio Dark marble. Both are honed and we used white grout.
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