The Scullery - fleeting design trend, or here to stay?
The scullery has become a popular design feature in many new luxury homes today. But is it a fleeting home trend, destined to suffer the same fate as the "formal dining", and "sunken lounge" rooms of the '80's and '90's? Or is it here to stay?
A scullery is a small room adjoining to the kitchen, a place to store appliances like a microwave and second fridge, house the pantry, dump the shopping bags when you get home from the shops, and hide any messy prep when entertaining. Not to mention the extra cabinet space for storage. With all of these items hidden behind a closed door adjacent to the kitchen, the main kitchen area becomes easier to maintain, remains clutter free, and (hopefully!) clean.
"Where space allows, scullerys are a must have for a lot of our clients," says Tim Marshall, RiverStone Director. "The functionality and purposefulness of the room gives it its appeal."
Today, the need for storage seems never ending, and the practical function of a scullery reflects that of a linen cupboard, or built in wardrobe, which once upon a time were not standard inclusions in new homes. For a custom designed, luxury homes, the scullery keeps popping up on our design briefs... so rather than ending up in the home trend graveyard next to the formal dining and sunken lounge rooms, perhaps the scullery will become a basic requirement instead!