I have a butler pantry but my toaster and kettle still live on the bench
Another thing to think of op is the position of doors and what you see if they are open. My parents built and made some plan changes, without realising, if they have the door from the living area to hallway open, and the bathroom door open its a perfect view of the loo!
We are finalising plans now, ahead of starting a build in January.
DH and I started chatting about having wall ovens then realised the plan for the kitchen did not enable this. It would have needed to be under bench. We re jigged the plans now. We hadn't looked into the kitchen too much as we thought we would go that with the kitchen people. Glad we thought about it beforehand.
Oh, here's another tip! We're possibly looking at building again (but might buy established) anyway, there are forums where people kinds of blog their build. It'd be worth reading through a few posts to see where they've had pitfalls and things they've forgotten. Particularly if you can find ones from people who built with your builder.
Flyscreens and make sure the windows in the bathroom andt toilet are the foggy/blurry kind.
Heat lamp in the bethroom
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