We can’t all live a life that affords us the luxury of having a butler, but a luxury you CAN afford is a butler’s pantry. Historically, a butler’s pantry is where a butler made quick meals and sandwiches, cleaned silver, and sometimes even slept.
Nowadays, even in homes without a butler, butler’s pantries are usually located in transitional spaces between kitchens and dining rooms, and are used as staging areas for serving meals. They usually have countertops, perhaps an additional sink, and storage for tableware, serving platters, table linens, candles, wine, and other things you’ll need to entertain in your dining room.
A butler’s pantry doesn’t have to be huge or take up a lot of space. You can even add this lovely luxury to a corner of your kitchen. Here are my tips for making a butler’s pantry work for you!
Let’s recap those great tips for a butler’s pantry:
1. Make your butler’s pantry pop with colored cabinets like a fun teal or with brass shelving to really shine!
2. Even a small butler’s pantry will look larger with a mirrored back.
3. Marble countertops and great hardware really bring in the luxury for an expensive looking butler’s pantry.
I hope these tips served you well! Let me know in the comments below how you’d serve up this fabulous space in your home!