Butler’s pantries are slowly reemerging in modern Australian kitchens and it’s easy to understand why! The little room located just off the kitchen or dining room usually houses benchtops for food preparation and cabinetry for storage. In more luxurious examples, butler’s pantries may also contain a dishwasher, a small fridge or a sink. Either way, they offer several benefits, making them seemingly worthwhile to anyone with a big enough space and budget.
So, what are the benefits? Here’s what we consider to be the three main benefits of having a butler’s pantry…
1. More preparation space
This one is obvious; additional benches = additional preparation space. But why would you need additional bench space in a butler’s pantry when you have a whole kitchen with bench space? The answer comes down to mess, which bring us to our next point…
2. Less (visible) mess
A butler’s pantry allows you to keep the messiness of food preparation and general kitchen life out of sight from you and your guests. So, whether you’re cooking a piece of toast or entertaining a whole dinner party, the kitchen can stay tidy as you prepare, plate and clean from behind the scenes!
3. Additional storage
With additional cabinetry comes additional storage and this storage provides the ideal space to keep those items that are only used occasionally. Whether it’s appliances, cutlery and crockery, tablecloths and placemats, glasses and stemware or even a win rack, a butler’s pantry provides the perfect storage solution!
If you’re considering adding a butler’s pantry to your kitchen, contact your local Smith & Sons office today to discuss options!