Not too long ago, the butler’s pantry was a room that you would only see in old or historical homes. Now, it is one of the most requested features in a kitchen remodel. The surge in popularity of butler’s pantries is likely related to the desire to entertain at home. The room serves as a connection between the kitchen – where everyone hangs out – to the dining room.
The trend allows for hosts or even caterers to keep serving supplies out of sight, and worry about clean up later. The modern butler’s pantry serves a purpose beyond entertaining, too. Some use the butler’s pantry for storing the goods that won’t fit in your kitchen. Large mixers, slow cookers, and fine china can take up a ton of room, but it’s very inconvenient to store these items in the basement. Others utilize shelving in a butler’s pantry for non-perishable food items.
The photo above shows a lovely and functional butler’s pantry that we recently built.