Located off the kitchen, dining room, or another entertaining space, a butler’s pantry is used for extra storage and as a prep area for serving meals. Even if you have a well-designed kitchen and standard pantry, a butler’s pantry can be a great addition to your home.
If you love to entertain, read on to learn about the benefits of a butler’s pantry and how it can be customized to meet your unique needs.
Store Special Occasion Tableware
Many people store their everyday dishes, glasses, and silverware in the kitchen and use their butler’s pantry to store the tableware they only bring out for special occasions. This might include china, special servingware, wine glasses, table linens, candles, and vases.
When you divide your items this way, you’re not scrambling to find the dishes you haven’t used in months on the day of your dinner party. If your butler’s pantry is closer to the dining room than your kitchen, this also makes it easier to set the table and bring out additional tableware throughout the evening. By working with professionals to build a custom butler’s pantry, you’ll ensure that you have all the cabinet and drawer space you need to store your items.
Easier Transitions Between Courses
If you equip your butler’s pantry with a countertop, the space can help you serve appetizers, courses, and drinks while entertaining. When you’re finished preparing your food, bring any dishes and drinks that don’t need to be kept warm or cold to your butler’s pantry. Then, when it’s time to serve an item, quickly run to the pantry, make any finishing touches, and bring it out.
You have the option of adding a small fridge to your butler’s pantry for storing items that need to be chilled. Also consider keeping a coffee maker or an electric tea kettle on the counter for easy access to after dinner beverages.
If you add a sink to your butler’s pantry, you can bring dishes, glasses, and silverware in to soak when you clear the table between courses. At the end of the night, take the dishwasher-safe items to the kitchen and wash the larger and more delicate items in the pantry. When those items are dry, it’s easy to put them away in their designated drawers and cabinets. To skip the trip to the kitchen altogether, add a dishwasher to your pantry.
Get Started on Your Custom Butler’s Pantry
A customized butler’s pantry is an incredibly useful space for households that love to host parties and events. Let Closet & Storage Concepts of Phoenix help you build the perfect butler’s pantry for your family and your home. Contact us today for more info or a free in-home consultation!