Jason and I love to entertain! We host many family gatherings throughout the year such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and 4th of July! Not to mention the countless birthday parties and impromptu invites to hang by the fire and have a glass of wine.
So a butler’s pantry was high on my list of must haves when designing our floor plan. The desire to have a well organized station perfect for all your entertaining needs was a dream home requirement. This will be a convenient area to prepare drinks, store glassware, linens and organize silverware.
Historically, the butler’s pantry was traditionally used to store silver, serving pieces and other kitchen related items. Since the silver is a precious metal, and kept under lock and key, the butler would actually sleep in the pantry to guard from thieves.
Butler’s pantry floor plan
We conveniently designed our butler’s pantry in the pathway between our kitchen and dining room. This is a perfect location for entertaining, mixing drinks etc. On the opposite wall, a desk was strategically placed in a central area. This way our children can easily do their homework and have me near by if they need any help.
Our Must Have’s For The Butler’s Pantry
With a family of 6, extra storage for drinks will come in handy. We will have a 24” under counter U-Line beverage refrigerator with a glass door.
With the entertaining ability of the butler’s pantry and the added organized space to be the “hostess with the mostess”, preparing your guest mixed drinks with a 15″ nugget ice maker will be convenient.
While prepping drinks, a bar sink is a necessity! A small Sinkology hammered steel bowl with a polished nickel Kingston Brass faucet will provide the perfect space to whip up that special concoction.
The two center cabinet doors will be glass paneled doors to reveal my collection of sparkling vintage glassware. This will be the perfect place to showcase vintage pieces I have collected over the years.
Source: Covenant Kitchens and Bath
Plenty Of Drawers
I prefer drawers over doors when it comes to storage. Our cabinet designer and I created a functional area with three sets of drawers on either end of the cabinetry. I plan to utilize the space to organize napkins, silverware, and bar accessories.
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Rachel Bunn says
Beautiful! How high are you ceilings?