The Butler’s Pantry is here to stay, and here at Precision Homes we are delighted about it.
Once a means for storing silverware, china and candles, the butler’s pantry has evolved to become a luxurious extension of your kitchen allowing for extra space, storage and a handy area to prepare canapés and refreshments when entertaining – all out of view of your guests.
Not all Butler’s Pantries are equal. To achieve optimal practicality while retaining style and opulence, it is important to consider a few key features.
Bench Space & Power Points
As the perfect place to prepare and plate up meals, to utilise this room to its full potential, ample bench depth and length is a must. Along your benches we also recommend allocating a generous number of power points to make using multiple appliances at once a breeze.
Shelving & Storage
Open shelving and cabinets are perfectly suited to this style of room allowing for easy access to your appliances, particularly those used frequently. You can make the most of the space with floor to ceiling cabinetry too. If you prefer to replace your smaller appliances regularly, you might like to also consider adjustable shelving to ensure the perfect fit every time, or ensure your fixed height cabinetry plans suit your current and future appliances.
If you have the space, a sink and dishwasher are your best friend when entertaining. The ability to rinse and stack your dishes away from the main kitchen allows you to continue hosting your guests, while the mess is safely hidden away behind closed doors.
As an extension to your kitchen, your Butler’s Pantry may not have an abundance of natural light flowing through. It is important, not only for aesthetics but for practicality, that there is adequate lighting throughout. This includes both ceiling lights and above bench lighting. Avoid pendant style lights, as this can make the room appear smaller. Instead opt for downlights or strip lighting and while you’re at it, consider motion activated lighting – perfect for when you have your hands full.
Call Precision Homes on 08 8268 1400 or book in online, for a consultation with one of our team to start the process of creating a home as individual as you are.