We are working on more & more Sculleries (sometimes called butlers pantry) combined with the Laundry room.
Our clients are choosing to do this to free up space for extra room in the bathroom/add a study nook/office space, or sometimes to add the scullery into a large 'wasted space' laundry when the Laundry is close to the kitchen - often on an adjoining wall.
This is allowing them to have bench space in the room for appliances such as the Toaster Grill Press, coffee maker, bread maker blender etc .... to be all set up and ready to use & also food storage areas, often large drawers under bench.
One large sink / tub in the area is helpful for both washing / soaking items in a bucket etc ... And for the general light cleanup in scullery rinsing dishes / filling coffee machine etc ... Also handy as an extra sink to hide large pots / dishes away when preparing for a dinner party !
But one question we have from clients that are renovating for re-sale (planning to sell their house once renovated) is 'Is it a good idea for re sale ? or should I keep the laundry room seperate & have a smaller conventional pantry cupboard in the kitchen area ?
What are your thoughts ? Laundry & Scullery combined OK if the area is big enough for both ?
OR do you prefer when these areas are kept totally seperate even if it means a smaller pantry space ?
Would really appreciate any feedback that homeowners/ renovators other professional have on this topic.