Designing the Ideal Butler’s Pantry

Designing the Ideal Butler’s Pantry

Posted July 14, 2019

When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, storage is key. Whether you’re looking to introduce more storage or create a breakout area to hide inevitable kitchen clutter, you may be weighing up the pros and cons of including a butler’s pantry in your plans. The beauty of a butler’s pantry lies in the versatility it brings. It can be easily customisable to suit your needs – whether that’s additional bench space to hide clutter, or large cupboards for appliances – the butler’s pantry can be whatever you want it to be. 

Before diving head first into your kitchen plans, consider the questions below and get in touch with the A2 team who can assist in designing and building your ideal kitchen. 

What are your storage needs?

Is your Tupperware drawer out of control, or do you never seem to have enough cupboard space for oversized appliances? Do you like to buy food in bulk? If you’ve got a large family under one roof, a little extra shelf space would come in handy. Consider the area of your kitchen that is the least organised, and ask yourself whether a butler’s pantry would help to solve any of these common issues. 

Is bench space a priority?

If you often have multiple cooks in the kitchen, including some extra bench space for the kettle or toaster can ease the chaos at breakfast time. By keeping your appliances tucked away in the pantry, you can keep the kitchen benches clear and tidy. 

Open plan entertaining

With current kitchen trends leaning toward more open plan kitchens, it can be difficult to hide a sink full of dishes when you’re entertaining. Enter the butler’s pantry! You might even consider including a second sink for storing your kitchen mess away behind a closed door. 

If you’re still unsure about how to best use your space, the A2 team will help design and create the ideal kitchen to suit your lifestyle. Contact us to speak with our kitchen experts.