Design it Right: A Zillion Questions Equals the Best Kitchen
Before the designers from Pappas Inc. break
out the drawing board, they sit down with the
clients and go through a six-page questionnaire.
Are they right or left-handed? Do
they buy in bulk? Are there special physical
or sight considerations? Finding out
more about the clients—right down to where
they like to store the dog food—helps create
a more efficient, user friendly (and user loved)
To help separate the butler's pantry and
communication hub from the adjacent
spaces without taking up valuable floor
space, pocket doors were used.
A special sterling silver drawer in the
butler's pantry has a lining and flap
made of Pacific Silvercloth, a feltlike
material that helps inhibit tarnish
and corrosion. The drawers are deep
enough to accommodate serving and
eating utensils, as well as small pieces
like creamers and condiment trays.