Should You Add A Butler's Pantry To Your Kitchen Renovation?

Have you considered adding a butler's pantry to your kitchen remodel? Since most Americans don't have a butler, they assume that a butler's pantry is a luxury space only needed by those much richer than them. But a butler's pantry can be a great addition to the home of anyone who likes to entertain guests. Here's what you need to know about it and why it might be perfect for your home. 

What Is a Butler's Pantry?

A butler's pantry is simply a space where the food, beverages, and other needs for a large party are prepared for placement on the table. It is a transition area between the cooking area and the dining room. Named for the butlers of the past who used this room to keep all the dinnerware and accessories needed to actually plate food, the modern butler's pantry is a customizable room walk-in space fit for any home. 

What Are the Benefits of a Butler's Pantry?

Butler's pantries provide convenience for those who like to entertain large groups. The various things needed for your dinner or cocktail party are closer to the action and separated from the rest of the items in the kitchen. This separation can also facilitate the various stages of food prep for a large gathering. 

The pantry can either keep the kitchen cleaner by moving detailed food preparation out of the main area or keep guests out of your messy, hard-working kitchen. It also increases the storage capacity of the kitchen and adds organization by creating a dedicated zone for entertaining. 

How Can You Customize Your Pantry?

Although it's called a pantry, your particular space can be as elaborate or as simple as you desire. Some butler's pantries are little more than cabinets and countertops for staging. The storage for serving ware is often customized since these items may be bulky, fragile, or oddly shaped. 

Other butler's pantries nearly become a second kitchen. It may include a sink, warming drawers, an oven, burners, a refrigerator, and small appliances. Because there is no set rule about what you place in this area, you can personalize it to your entertainment style. Someone who likes to host cocktail parties might include a wine cellar while a baker may need long countertops and proving drawers. 

Where Can You Learn More?

Do you think a butler's pantry could elevate your hosting abilities and make entertainment easier? Then start by learning more about this often-misunderstood space. Consult your kitchen remodeling contractor today to begin designing the perfect ancillary room no matter what your layout and budget.