Country KitchenTraditional Laundry Room, London
Belfast sink area with integrated dish washer and pull out bins
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6. Zone the area. If your utility space is part of your kitchen, use paneling or paint to define the zone. Here, the half-height tongue-and-groove gives the area a country look and also helps to protect the walls against scuffs and chips.
Create a classic country feel. Duck egg blue is a much-used shade in country schemes, and it works particularly well in a Shaker-style kitchen. When used on all surfaces, the shade can read as a little cloying, but it’s easy to avoid the effect. Simply follow this pared-back kitchen’s lead and team it with white and wooden flooring for a fresher look. Solid, attractive fittings, such as this Butler sink, help to ground the shade and give it a utilitarian vibe.See more of this kitchenPaint: Celestial Blue, Little Greene
Once the clients finish eating at the island, they can take everything to this sink, dishwasher and trash nook for cleanup. Once the dishes are clean, they can put them in the storage area directly across from the sink. The design might not be for everyone, but these clients wanted to keep the two areas separate while maintaining the original layout, so they didn't mind having to walk a few paces to the sink. The distance from the range to the sink is about 12 feet — similar to what it'd be in other, larger kitchens. "The flow around the kitchen work triangle works really well," says Pearce. "Although it may take a few steps to get from, say, the range to the sink, its an easily unnoticeable distance." Sink: Shaws of Darwen
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Big porcelain sink: The butler’s sink – or farmhouse or Belfast sink, whatever you like to call it – is a great option when building a more traditional kitchen. They have huge capacity and some unique ergonomic advantages too – since there’s no front benchtop rail, you can stand right over them. They’re traditionally made from porcelain or fireclay; fireclay offers a harder finish that is more resistant to chipping.