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Kitchen 01/01/2021


The kitchen is the heart of the home and one of the main areas of the house where people spend a lot of time. Whether it’s to cook or to spend time with family and friends, the kitchen is a popular room. When it comes to changing the look of your kitchen, many different options are available to you, making the decision difficult. To help you out, take a look at our top two kitchen additions for this year! 

Butler’s Pantry

Described as a ‘kitchen within a kitchen’, the general interest in butler’s pantries has been significantly increasing over the past few years. Once used as a space kept by actual butlers, the butler’s pantry is now the ultimate luxury item in modern Australian kitchens. The biggest benefit of this space is that it allows you to prepare food and clean up after meals without actually dirtying the main kitchen! So when you have guests over, your kitchen remains beautiful and they are none the wiser as to where your cooking mess actually is. Hidden away between the kitchen and the dining area, a butler’s pantry is perfect for people who want to keep their home looking clean and pristine at all times. It functions as a utility room that provides space to hide dirty dishes and food scraps from your dinner parties and as an additional space for cooking and storage of kitchen goods. In a butler’s pantry, you will usually find kitchen benchtops and cupboards to store cutlery, crockery, wine glasses, table linen and small appliances. Larger appliances such as a dishwasher and a sink can also be installed in the butler’s pantry, giving the room such a practical convenience that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

To create your own butler’s pantry without worrying about plumbing constraints, consider using Saniflo’s Sanivite. By pumping waste water up to 50m horizontally and 5m vertically, or lesser combinations of both, Sanivite deals with the hot soapy waste water from your sink and kitchen and easily connects to your existing plumbing. This makes the addition of a butler’s pantry simple and possible, enabling you to create your dream butler’s pantry anywhere in your home! 

Island Bench 

With the rising interest in large and open-plan kitchens, the island bench has become an essential feature of modern homes. Besides forming a boundary between the cooking zone and the living/dining area, an island bench provides extra space for food preparation and offers an ideal configuration for entertaining. If you are lacking in storage space in your kitchen, an island bench may solve your problem with its drawers acting as additional storage. An island bench can also add extra seating in your kitchen and with a few high stools, you can have your own breakfast bar. Even if the room is small, it is always a plus to be able to seat more people. With an island bench, guests can still hang out while you are cooking meals, making the overall experience even more enjoyable for everyone. By including a sink and a dishwasher in your island bench, you can also use your kitchen island to increase your kitchen’s functionality. To achieve this addition in your kitchen without disrupting your space, you can use the Sanivite. This grey water pump can easily connect to your existing plumbing, without the need to break your floor. Its small size also makes it very easy to conceal inside a cupboard or under the sink.

To learn more about how Saniflo products can help you in your kitchen renovation process, get in touch!