Aug 03, 2010 7:02 pm
Yes, I have lots of questions!
So, this is the plan
Mum suggested we put a single sink without drainboard in the island bench to give more space and then put a bigger sink with drainboards in the scullery. I don't acutally wash a lot of dishes by hand anyway, so am wondering the value of TWO sinks. So has anyone got two? Useful? no?
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Aug 03, 2010 7:14 pm
I'm planning two in my new house, but have never had them before. My thinking is that I might wash pots or frypans in the butlers pantry and have them soaking in there out of the way if we have visitors. All just dreaming at this point - builders are sooooo slooow on plans.
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Aug 03, 2010 7:33 pm
We have 2 sinks, a double one & a small single round bowl in the island bench. I find it great as our kitchen is L shaped & rather large & the small one is great for just being able to wash your hands in, rinse things under, grab some water for saucepans etc without walking the extra 2 or 3 metres to the "proper" sink. One of the best "extras" we put in the kitchen & it was a last minute decision that I'm glad I made!
Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry4
Aug 03, 2010 9:26 pm
I have one in the pantry but could live without it.
I wouldn't not have a drainboard on my sink in the actual kitchen though. For me it would mean having to drag all my dishes into the pantry to wash them in there (well the ones that won't fit into the dishwasher)... yes the main kitchen would be cleaner but I don't think I'd like to do my dishes in the pantry.
My main sink has a window to outside and I can keep an eye on what everyone's doing, and I don't have to move the dishes from where they naturally seem to gravitate after being used!
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Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry5
Aug 03, 2010 10:55 pm
I'm stalking at all - We put a sink in our scullery - due to the scullery being set up as our main food prep area
Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry6
Aug 04, 2010 1:59 am
where will your dishwasher be? If it is in the sculler, I would put a sink there.
We have a double sink in our kitchen in a similar area to your island (ours is a U shap)and I don't like the way it always has a drain of dishes there... there are lots of things that don't go in the dishwasher (mainly plastic, it never dries properly!!).
So personally if it were me I would have a single sink in the main kitchen, and a larger sink with drain in the scullery.
love your plans, BTW!!
Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry7
Aug 04, 2010 9:46 am
Feggle- LOL tis ok, you are not a scary stalker (yet )
The dishwasher will be in the...well I guess it could go either.
Tho, I have a friend with a dishwasher in a scullery and she doesn't like it, cos she has to take the dishes out to the kitchen to put them away
So many things to think about!!
Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry8
Aug 04, 2010 10:57 am
We have a sink without drainboard on the main kitchen and a round sink without drainboard in the pantry. We have a drainboard that can be removed and placed in the cupboard when not in use and is compatible with both sinks. Things like coffee cups drain in the pantry rather than hanging around the kitchen.
I love that the main kitchen is not dominated by a big chunk of metal. It's also practical.... a drainboard can only be used as a drainboard, with a removable one, that space can be drainboard or prep area and there's more stone to see!
I love the sink in the pantry. I can soak pots, etc without it being in the main kitchen, I put meat in that sink to thaw out and can close the door so naughty cats don't find it.
It cost us around $800 to do from memory and it's been worth every penny.
I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself.
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Aug 04, 2010 11:11 am
Joles, did you have any pictures to share??
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Aug 04, 2010 11:28 am
This is the main kitchen.
Sorry, I haven't got a pic of the pantry, will post one a bit later.
I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself.
Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry11
Aug 04, 2010 12:12 pm
Haven't got it yet but we opted for a double sink in the main kitchen with no drainboard - we'll also be using one of the foldaway dish drainer with drainboard built in things. Then I've opted for a laundry tub size sink in the butlers pantry so that all of the big pots and trays and things that are always hard to wash up can be soaked and done in there.
If you're going to use the scullery for a pantry as well, you won't want to lose too much room in there. Love the rest of the design!!
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Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry12
Aug 04, 2010 12:17 pm
The 'hide away' feature appeals, cos its all so open I'd like to be able to have stuff soaking/drying in the scullery, rather than out where everyone can see it
And the scullery will be made longer, I'm going to lose the linen from the laundry and do a whole wall of linen on the other side, so I won't be losing too much bench space in the scullery by adding a sink
Aug 06, 2010 1:01 am
great idea to make the scullery bigger.. (why didn't we think of that??) In that case I would put a double with dishwasher in the main sink, and a single in the scullery.I would be tempted to put a cheaper sink and tapp in the scullery, and a funky nice one on display in the main kitchen.
you probably will end up doing most of your day to day stuff in the main kitchen, but then you have the option to keep things out of the way when you want to, like with big soaking pots, etc...
what kind of door will you have between the scullery and the laundry, will it be glass to let some natural light in?
Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry14
Aug 06, 2010 1:04 am
could you make your WIR a bit longer as well?
you can never have too much storage!!!
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Aug 06, 2010 1:07 am
also can the door to the store room open the other way to give you more storage room?
forgive me if there are obvious answers to these questions.. i've never built before so I've really got no idea!
Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry16
Aug 06, 2010 1:18 am
Leni , the door between the laundry and scullery will (budget allowing) have glass in it to let the light in. The WIR can't be made longer as the corner of the blocks cut off to allow the longer block next door to have access, so if the wir is longer the whole house moves back, which won't work. Having the store door open outwards is a good idea, thanks, its gone on the list
Re: Second sink in scullery/butlers pantry17
Aug 06, 2010 1:28 am
hey there, what a fab plan!!
We have sink in our BP, we have double underbench (large) franke sinks on our island (no drainers like Joles), don't waste your time if you are getting stone tops - looks heaps better! (like joles says, you'll never miss it!)
As for BP, we have one sink, with drainer. We initially used this BP sink only for baby bottles, it was fantastic, now that everyone here has moved on from bottles (thank god) we now use it for little bits here and there, but at least once a day for coffee, as the coffee machine is in there.
Don't regret, great facility - highly recommend it!
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