The modern-day butler’s pantry doesn’t come with a tuxedo-wearing host or an extensive array of antique silverware and fine china. It won’t serve you champagne as you enter the room or wait on your every demand, so why would anyone want a butler’s pantry?
If you are (like many of us were), bewildered about what exactly a butler’s pantry is, and why it is rapidly taking over the interior design world – then you have come to the right place.
Here is everything you need to know about a butler’s pantry.
WHAT IS A BUTLER’S PANTRY?
Taking you back to its origins, butler’s pantries were designed to store, count, polish silver, china, and large serving trays. The household butler would sleep in the pantry, keeping the service room locked to guard the family heirlooms.
As big kitchen advocates, we celebrate showing off the elegant elements in your space, drawing attention to the grand details rather than our household basics. A butler’s pantry ensures your benchtops are free of clutter and cupboards full of aesthetically pleasing items.
For those of you who possess a particularly passionate flair for the joys of feasting and entertaining, having a well-appointed pantry is an obvious must. A butlers pantry invites innovation through unique storage solutions, giving you space to keep your alcohol, spice rack, bulky appliances, or oversized pots, pans and platters.
Our kitchen recognises that the contemporary homeowner and devoted gourmand operates within today’s trends – so if that means two pantries – then that means two pantries.
A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES
A butler’s pantry is designed as a natural extension to your kitchen; focusing on flexibility, functionality and flow. Venturing into the depths of your dark and chaotic cupboard, stocked as if we were entering an apocalypse, (thanks COVID-19) can take a toll on our time and backs.
A butler’s pantry accommodates clarity and organisation, giving everything a purpose and place in your kitchen—especially when they are not in everyday use. Items will be easy to reach and quickly sought after. Clear, reusable plastic containers or glass jars are the perfect way to store your goods when you want to remove the stress of locating them.
Incorporating as much bench and shelving space as you can into a butler’s pantry will make the room seem bigger. Adorning it with generous storage holders and stylish handles creates an efficient and aesthetic area.
Use wall space by installing hooks and holders to hang your utensils, tea towels, paper towels and reusable shopping bags.
Then attaching a soap holder to store all your bottled products will declutter the workspace while maximising space.
THE GOLDEN RULE
The golden rule of a seamlessly functioning butler’s pantry is to produce a journey using triangle theory.
The most frequent movements should be performed like clockwork: walking in, browsing for items, quickly washing your hands and cleaning in-demand dishes. A butler’s pantry that will serve the home in the most efficient way ensures that everyday activities are conducted effortlessly.
Implementing the triangle theory in a butler’s pantry must align with your kitchen’s flow – especially when moving towards the fridge or dishwasher.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP CREATE YOUR BUTLER’S PANTRY
Now that you know everything you need to about the timeless butler’s pantry, and you’ve convinced yourself that it must be incorporated into your kitchen renovation or home-improvement project – our team is ready to help realise your vision, with fixtures tailored to your space and style.