Just the name – butlers pantry – brings back pictures of the times when families used to have domestic help and makes us feel the refinement and luxury of the aristocratic lifestyle.
Actually, the role of the butler’s pantry was not just for storing the formal dinnerware but the place to prepare the food for serving. Nowadays butlers may be not as common and we may call the butler’s pantry a kitchen pantry, but the return of this area in the home is undeniable.
Where to arrange a butlers pantry?
If you already have a butlers pantry in your home you are lucky. However, those who want to arrange one will find some useful tips and ideas here which will help to transform an unused nook into a chic and functional pantry area. The place of the pantry is typically between the kitchen and the dining room but modern dwellings seldom have a separate area in the passage. Well, you can arrange the passage itself to perform as a butler’s pantry. In case that this is not possible, it can be arranged in the dining room and even in the kitchen.
How to arrange a butlers pantry in a few simple steps?
What is important for a functional butlers pantry is the ability to move. Make sure that there is enough room for a person to move and maneuver. You have to decide what you will store in the butler’s pantry as this will help you with the design – whether this is going to be the formal dinnerware, glassware, trays, tablecloths, napkins, etc.
The furniture and equipment of a butler’s pantry have to ease the process of preparing and serving food, so you would need to consider a enough counter space, dishwasher, a sink, probably a refrigerator or a wine cooler and a recycling bin.
Storage cabinets and shelves are a must in a butler’s pantry. Decide on the overall design of the butler’s pantry so that it is in harmony with the style of your home. Check the gallery below for ideas that will help you arrange your own gorgeous butler’s pantry.