Posted On: 2010-11-01 at
The Butler's Pantry is making a comeback in homes today as home entertaining, nesting, and ďstaycationsĒ have become quite popular out of economic necessity.
In America, pantries evolved from early American "butteries", built in a cold north corner of a colonial home and was more commonly referred to and spelled as "butt'ryĒ. (Wikipedia). A butlerís pantry, also called a serving pantry, is a most requested feature in home designs. Even though kitchen sizes are larger than ever, there is a certain charm and great usability to a butlerís pantry. The butlerís pantry makes entertaining and serving quite convenient. A butlerís pantry is traditionally located in a short hallway between the kitchen and the dining room. This location makes for easy access to glassware, silver, linens, and china that can be stored there. It also offers a great serving surface for appetizers, drinks, dessert, or even coffee and pastries. If there is a wine cellar in the home design, the butlerís pantry is usually adjacent to the cellar.
When designing a new butler's pantry, factor in storage for the items that will be placed there. Cabinetry with wide drawers offer roomy storage for table linens, candles, and silver. You may choose leaded glass panel cabinets to display your china and double as beautiful decoration. Simply set into a small nook, a butlerís pantry can be filled with style. Gorgeous cabinetry, stone counters, custom tile, and even chandeliers make the butlerís pantry lovely and functional. Adding a bar sink and dishwasher makes the butlerís pantry even more useful for easy clean-up and fast!
So when choosing your new home plan, consider the design of the comeback butlerís pantry!
Submitted by: SRC