A butler’s pantry isn’t the same as a regular kitchen pantry. While a regular pantry is great for storing food, a butler’s pantry will provide a space for you to prepare the food, store dishes and linens, keep your cooking mess hidden when entertaining guests, and much more. Here are some ideas that can help you design a butler’s pantry to suit your exact needs and tastes.
Get Rid of Clutter
Before creating additional storage space, you’ll need to know exactly how much space you’ll need. Go through your kitchen and get rid of anything you haven’t used in the last year or two. Toss out plastic containers without lids, damaged appliances, cracked dishes, and other things you don’t need to keep.
Separate Your Stuff
Once you know what you’re keeping, separate items that will be stored in the new butler’s pantry. If you want to keep your home quiet and tidy, consider putting messy, loud appliances such as blenders and food processors in this room. If you intend to cook in the room regularly, bring in the refrigerator and/or freezer.
Choose your Amenities
What amenities do you need in your new butler’s pantry? Ample storage space for food is a must if you enjoy cooking at home. A sink and counter are great for meal prep and clean-up. Don’t forget the electrical outlets; add more than the bare minimum so you can bring in additional appliances at a later date if you need to.
Choose a Style
Choosing a style for your new butler’s pantry can be a lot of fun. The room can be similar in style and appearance to your kitchen, but it doesn’t have to be. Bold colors and bright patterns create a lively atmosphere that is sure to inspire you as you cook and clean. You can even bring in decorative accents such as photos and plants.
Plan Storage Space
A butler’s pantry isn’t just a second kitchen. It should also have ample storage space for items that you need but don’t want to display in your primary kitchen. That’s why Closet & Storage Concepts Connecticut carefully measures a room before constructing custom storage space to suit your needs and tastes. Our design team ensures that every inch of space is properly used to provide you with a convenient, good-looking butler’s pantry you can be proud of for years to come.
A butler’s pantry is a convenient addition to just about any home kitchen. Let Closet & Storage Concepts Connecticut help you plan out the space to ensure the end result meets your expectations and adds value to your home.