I thought this was a crazy topic at first! We are in Australia, most of us in suburbia, surely Mud rooms are for snow zones or farms or on television in American shows! And then I started thinking, did a bit of research and guess what – they are a fabulous idea! Looking around my home at a glance there are shoes at the back door, thongs at the front door, a rain-jacket and dog lead on the linen cupboard door handle and kids shoes in the laundry- a Mud room or Wet room could eliminate this mess (and I wouldn’t have to pick it all up and put them away).
Ah, I’m still thinking about that Butler’s Pantry. The questions raised last week have given rise to more! What do you really want your Butler’s Pantry to do? Is it just to store food products and maybe the glassware you rarely use? Is it a space to have your groceries, but also to have your appliances out on the bench ready to use? OR Is it to be like a second kitchen, with all the mess concealed? There are issues with all of these, the size will vary greatly for each one as will the cost. You really need to establish just what you want your Butler’s Pantry to do.
Today our homes are all about open living spaces. Our kitchen is part of the family and dining area. If you are like me, I am sure you have despaired about the kitchen mess being on display. I am sick of my kitchen benches always having things on top of them. So I am going to build a Butler’s Pantry (I wish I could have the Butler too!).
Building a home is not just for now but for many years in the future. We have just had two data points installed in our two living areas for our televisions, that could have been expensive – except for my darling son-in-law (electrician)! But it does pose the question about how many data points do you really need now… and what about in ten years time