Ever wondered how some people seem to be able to keep a kitchen spotless whilst hosting dinners and drinks parties? The answer is, a second kitchen. With entertaining at home becoming more popular than ever, adding a second kitchen with utility storage is the perfect solution to the demands of modern living.

Back of house

An open plan kitchen design is the first choice for most modern or redesigned kitchens and extensions with few people now wanting to eat in a formal dining room. The trouble is there’s nowhere to hide the mess! That’s why there’s now a growing trend in larger homes towards second kitchens, ‘back of house’, which can be closed off for food preparation away from the main kitchen space, leaving the mess and stress behind the scenes and hidden from guests.

This bespoke kitchen and combined utility in Hale, hand made by Handcrafted Kitchens is a beautiful example of how a second kitchen can add so much benefit to your home. The architecturally designed pitched ceiling with velux windows and large glass partition ensure the maximum light flows throughout the whole room. This ‘back of house kitchen’ is a real show stopper.

All the essentials

A classic in-frame designed kitchen painted in soft dove grey, it incorporates all the essentials for food preparation, double oven, microwave, American fridge freezer and sink.  In addition to the utility appliances there’s plenty of storage space for the laundry, outdoor clothes and footwear. It even has a special bespoke dog bed for the families Labrador, Misty!

Multi-generational living

Another practical reason for the increase in popularity of the second kitchen is the increasing demand for multi generational living. It means that having two kitchens could become a necessity in the future. Whether it be elderly relatives or 25-35 home-stayers, a second kitchen is often important to maintain independence when a number of family members live under the same roof and a more economic option than buying 2 separate homes. At Handcrafted Kitchens, because everything we make is bespoke, we can work with you to design a unique kitchen for your needs in the space you have rather that using standard unit cabinets.

So if you have a project in mind for a new bespoke kitchen or in fact any bespoke cabinetry in your home, call us on 07894666301 for a free design consultation.