What was once considered an indulgence, has now become even more attainable.
The serving pantry, or as it is known today, ‘butler’s pantry’, is being featured across interior design magazines, home renovation shows and Instagram feeds; A growing trend soaring in popularity among contemporary homes.
But what purpose do they serve, and is a butler in tow required to warrant having one?
- versatile essentials for your butler’s pantry.
WHAT IS A BUTLER'S PANTRY?
Less to do with formally-dressed servers and more to do with space-saving luxury, butler pantries have existed since the early 19th century, acting as dedicated zones for food prep, clean-up and storage. But as our lifestyles and penchant for entertaining has evolved, so too have our kitchens.
The butler’s pantry has shifted from its origins as a practical element of Colonial-era properties, where the house butler would store fine china, count and polish silver. Today, the butler’s pantry is a luxurious space, perfect for stowing away the breakfast dishes, bulky appliances and serving ware.
Though compact in size, it is common to include a bar sink paired with a mixer tap for ease and convenience whilst adding contemporary functionality. As well as additional appliances such as fridges, dishwashers, microwave ovens may be incorporated with extended shelving and bench space.
More than a pantry, this dedicated space is particularly useful when entertaining, allowing the kitchen to remain tidy, keeping prep mess contained and hidden from view.
Featured above is our Meir Round Kitchen Mixer Tap in Champagne finish (SKU: MK03-CH), shown in a quintessential butler’s pantry.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ADDING A BUTLER'S PANTRY
If a butler’s pantry piques your interest but a little uncertainty remains, we’ve put together a list of things to consider in helping you decide.
Featured above is our Round Kitchen Mixer Tap in Matte Black (SKU: MK03) alongside our Kitchen Sink - Single Bowl 450 X 450 in Gunmetal Black (SKU: MKSP-S450450-GM)
LET US HELP YOU START CREATING
Now we’ve acquainted you with all the knowledge at the ready, if a butler’s pantry has made it to your wish list, why wait further.