A butler’s pantry, originally used to plate meals and store silver, is a tradition from the 1800s that has enjoyed a revival in recent years. Usually positioned between the kitchen and dining room, a butler’s pantry is a wonderful custom element for people who love to entertain at home.
While butler’s pantries from the 19th century were modest spaces dedicated to work, today’s designs are integrated with the home design and can be as luxurious as desired, with many amenities beyond the functional. Because it is typically a small and distinct space, the pantry is also an ideal opportunity to experiment with more creative design than you might consider in other more public spaces in your home. Rich metallic and tile, glamorous lighting, and bold colors would all be at home in today’s butler’s pantry.
The pantry’s purpose starts with storage, an organized space for everything you need to serve and entertain. Also consider how the space can be designed to display your most treasured pieces for maximum visual effect by integrating some cabinetry with glass doors and interior lighting, or with open shelving. After storage, the elements you choose should be based on how you like to entertain. Features of a butler’s pantry can include a wet bar, wine refrigerator, coffee system, bar sinks, warming drawers, and more.
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