The butler’s pantry, or service pantry, refers to the transition space between a kitchen and a dining room (even if there is no person dressed in a bow tie preparing appetizers and cocktails present). Butler’s pantries were the norm in formal and sumptuous homes dating from the 18th century. according to SFGate. They have evolved over the years for several reasons, some of which are related to architectural trends, such as the rise of the open plan, as well as changing social attitudes. Real estate property
Today, unlike its former common pantry – also known as the room with all snacks and, therefore, also known as the real heart of the house – the butler’s pantry is designed to facilitate entertainment, providing space and space for preparation. crockery and dishes. Think of it as a raised closet, hallway-meeting-house-bar-meeting-mini-kitchen-preparation-station-meeting-glorified. If you are lucky enough to have one in your home (or are thinking of buying one), read on for sixteen elegant butler pantry ideas that bring space from the past into the modern era.
Keep It Classic
Interior architect Heather Hilliard kept this light, bright and classic pantry with printed wallpaper, white paint and showcases. The blue glasses on the top shelf also add a nice touch of color.
Opt for open shelves
Krysta Gibbons, from Kipling House Interiors, divided a large kitchen into two rooms: the main kitchen, where all cooking is done, and the kitchen / closet. It is basically a modern butler’s pantry, where all bulky appliances are stored, as well as food and dishes. It is equipped with open shelves for maximum comfort and a ladder to reach the objects stored in the upper cabinets. This helps to make a high-traffic family kitchen run smoothly.
Invest in a wine refrigerator
Not only are symmetrical wine coolers aesthetically pleasing, they are also conveniently positioned and offer excellent use of extra space. The smoked mirror backsplash brings the right touch of formal style to this space also designed by Studio DB. So it’s the perfect combination of a home bar and a butler’s pantry.
Free up counter space
Designed by Chango & Co., this butler’s pantry will facilitate entertainment. The long and spacious countertops offer plenty of space for preparation and the cupboards ensure that all your dishes are stored comfortably close to the dining room.
Prepare it for the photo
This butler’s pantry designed by Catherine Kwong is more like a chic home bar. The cabinets and the hidden minibar offer plenty of space, so the surfaces are free for furniture and preparation work.
Enjoy vertical space
If you have high ceilings, enjoy it with layers of floating shelves. Brady Tolbert of Emily Henderson Design used gold brackets to anchor the shelves and add a metallic touch.
Add extra devices
If the butler’s pantry is large enough to look like a small kitchen, stock it with extras like an oven and a coffee maker. Warm up and add color and fantasy with a small rug. Interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer has also chosen a warm color palette and packs many textured materials in a small space.
Install a pocket door
Choose a pocket door. If you want to hide the butler’s pantry from the dining room, consider installing a pocket door. This will keep the transition space out of sight without taking up additional space. Interior designer Jenn Feldman kept it simple to complement the room’s classic and contemporary style.
Facilitates the transition
Paint the walls with a dark color that goes from the kitchen to the dining room. In this butler’s pantry designed by deVol Kitchens, the deep marine hue adds a formal touch.
Add activity lighting
If you plan to do some preparation in the pantry, we recommend that you are equipped with ideal lighting. Interior architect Andrew Flesher opted for bright white paint, lacquered furniture as it reflects light and two additional pendants in the work area.