Nowadays, you may look at a butler’s pantry to be more trendy than sensible, but you would be wrong. If you entertain frequently, a butler’s pantry can be nearly as helpful as, well, using a butler. It is an perfect spot to put away the dishes you use when you host, and is a great spot to stage meals before you serve them. Below are some tips for organizing and equipping one in your home.
This timeless butler’s pantry shares its cabinetry complete with the adjoining kitchen, developing a desirable visual stream between the two rooms. This is a conventional place and layout strategy for a butler’s pantry.
A few butlers’ pantries — normally in larger, more formal houses — function as full size caterers’ kitchens. The sink, paneled dishwasher and full-sized refrigerator create an perfect space for your party team to prep and stage your own event. The glass uppers make finding the ideal goblet or serving plate faster for the individual working there.
This is a butler’s pantry. Open shelves like these make finding the ideal dish or bowl faster for the busy entertainer. The door can be closed, even secured, if you would like to put away sterling in that area.
Sometimes, you do not have a separate room available for a butler’s pantry. But in case you’ve got an open wall in your kitchen, you can create a butler’s pantry directly there. How long this wall is will determine how many features you are able to accommodate in your butler’s pantry. Consider your main priorities if you are dividing space out of an present kitchen.
Rob Kane – Kitchen Interiors Inc..
A microwave drawer for reheating food can be a vaulable addition to a more compact butler’s pantry. A viable alternative is a warming drawer to keep dinner warm before guests arrive. The pass-through place makes serving more convenient.
Fisher & Paykel
Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer
A refrigerator of any respectable dimensions can be a true asset to your butler’s pantry. This CoolDrawer version by Fisher & Paykel packs a fridge, freezer and wine captain into a 36-inch energy trio.
GE Monogram 18″ Integrated Dishwasher
A dishwasher is an perfect appliance for a butler’s pantry. Considering these spaces tend to be smaller than a kitchen — and frequently visible to the kitchen — contemplate an 18-inch, panel-ready version similar to this one. It’ll blend with your layout and add performance to your butler’s pantry.
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS
Miele CVA 2662 Capsule-driven Coffee System
If you are a coffee enthusiast, then think about including a built-in java system to your butler’s pantry. There are two things to consider: First, is it plumbed — i.e., hooked up to your home’s water source? Secondly, is it capsule-based or whole bean? The latter depends completely on your taste and preferences. You may pick the capsules for convenience and also the entire bean for versatility.
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