The ‘back kitchen’ is the new big thing in luxury homes, even the Kardashians have one – here’s how you can, too – Livingetc

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The ‘back kitchen’ is the new big thing in luxury homes, even the Kardashians have one – here’s how you can, too – Livingetc

The ‘back kitchen’ is the new big thing in luxury homes, even the Kardashians have one – here’s how you can, too – Livingetc

 

Whether you call it a back kitchen or a scullery, this trend is making a comeback. Here’s how to create one (even if you don’t really have space for it)

 

So you’ve designed the most incredible, show-stopping kitchen space? Now you need a second one, tucked away out the back, to actually cook in. That’s the idea behind the rising trend in sculleries, or so-called ‘back kitchens’.

Any self-respecting, cavernous celebrity mansion now has one. We’ve spotted one in Kardashian “Momager” Kris Jenner’s house for a start, providing a space for her legion of private chefs to cook, while she enjoys a mess-free “show” kitchen.

Of course, not every home realistically has the luxury of this extra space or room, but it’s a concept that’s actually less of a luxury than you might imagine in a world where modern kitchens are so commonly open plan. But can every home really have a “back kitchen” of its own? While speaking to interior designers about this trend, I found that it isn’t actually so difficult to eke the concept of a back kitchen out of your space in an existing home.

 

WHAT IS A BACK KITCHEN?

 

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‘The primary purpose of the scullery or back kitchen is to handle tasks like cleaning dirty dishes and tackling messy cooking. Many people opt to have this space when their main kitchen serves as more of a showcase, and when they prefer not to have dirty dishes and mess on display while entertaining. It’s essential to ensure that the scullery offers plenty of storage and workspace. Having cleaning facilities such as a spacious sink and possibly a dishwasher, along with cooking equipment and a fridge, is also important to make this space functional.’

If you’re remodeling a kitchen and want to add more usability to it, the addition of a back kitchen could be of great use.

However, if you’re not in the mood for a reno, then there are a few ways to create the feeling or look of this utilitarian space.

 

Written by: Aditi Sharma Maheshwari for Living etc
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