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A butler’s pantry is the ultimate luxury item for kitchens.

A butler’s pantry can provide extra storage space and a better entertaining and dining experience for both you and your guests.

What is a butler’s pantry?

A butler’s pantry functions as a utility room and allows the host to both prepare and clean up food in an area that’s out of sight to guests. Initially used as a pantry between the kitchen and dining area, the contemporary butler’s pantry provides additional cabinetry and storage space. A butler’s pantry is commonly used to prepare drinks and appetizers, and store linen, glasses, china and silverware.

Benefits to a butler’s pantry

The primary benefit of a butler’s pantry is more space for cooking, storage and cleaning. A butler’s pantry provides a place to hide the dirty dishes, food scraps and spills from your dinner party. Simply close the doors of the butler’s pantry and enjoy your meal without having the mess of your cooking on display for everyone to see.



When planning and designing your kitchen layout consider the purpose for a butler’s pantry.
There will be an additional cost with extra planning. Consider the amount of space you can dedicate to your butler’s pantry and think about how you’ll be using it. If appliances like a dishwasher, small refrigerator and possibly even a sink is being considered, you will need extra space.


Install adequate lighting in your butler’s pantry, you’ll need to see what your preparing. It’s key to have a light focused on the countertop, as this is where you’ll be doing most of your prep. Installing pot lights would be a great solution.

Should you include a butlers’ pantry in your dream kitchen design?

If the space and a budget allow, then YES!

The experienced kitchen designers at McKerlie Kitchen and Bath Design Centre can help you create your perfect kitchen with or without popular add on like Butlers Pantries, its all up to you! Come see us at 110 Kendall St. Pt Edward. Quality higher than your expectations!