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Could Your Kitchen Benefit from a Butler’s Pantry?

If you’re looking for a way to make your kitchen more functional, you may be interested in adding a butler’s pantry. This is a small service and storage room located between the kitchen and dining area. Historically, butler’s pantries were used to store the family silver and fine China. Here, servants made final meal preparations to keep the mess out of sight.

Butler's Pantry

Now that most people don’t have butlers, this area is commonly called a serving pantry. It’s a buffer zone between the kitchen and dining room, acting as a wet bar, storage space, and serving area, particularly when you host guests. 

What Are the Benefits of Butler’s Pantries?

Whatever the size or shape of your kitchen, a butler’s pantry:

Adds Extra Storage Space

It’s called a pantry, after all, so you’ll undoubtedly want to put cupboards and drawers in this space. While you’re at it, why not include a mini refrigerator and freezer to store drinks and last-minute meal prep items? These additions to your butler’s pantry give it such practical convenience that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Provides a Food Preparation & Cleanup Area 

If you imagine you’ll use the butler’s pantry to finish food right before serving it, you’ll want to include a microwave, toaster oven, and cookware. For cleanup, a sink and dishwasher may be fitting additions to the space.

Is Designed to Impress

The butler’s pantry often serves as a walkway between the kitchen and dining room, meaning your guests will likely pass through it. This is your chance to add a little wow factor! Consider installing wine racks, glass-front cabinets, granite countertops, and other high-end features and fixtures to give your home that extra level of prestige.

Butler's Pantry

Include a Butler’s Pantry in Your DC, MD, or VA Kitchen Remodel

When it comes to butler’s pantries, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. The design you choose for your home depends on the space you have available and the type of entertaining you do. You might just want basic cabinetry to store dishes, glassware, and linens, or you might want an elaborate serving pantry with custom countertops, cabinets, and mirrors.

Whatever you’re looking for, Wentworth, Inc. can bring your vision to life on time and on budget. Many of our kitchen remodeling projects feature butler’s pantries, and we’re ready to create this sought-after feature in your home.

To get your kitchen remodeling project underway, please contact us today.

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