Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Butler's Pantries: Making A Comeback In Home Design!

Butler's Pantries are making a comeback, and why not! They provide the perfect spot adjacent to the kitchen to prep, store less used items and entertaining pieces, as well as a great area to set up a bar and serving area during a party.



The Happiest of color from Live Work Play


Pure classic elegance from Newman & Wolen Design, LLC


Open to the kitchen as seen in House Beautiful




Utter chicness from Miles Redd

Shiela Off, CMKBD eclectic kitchen

Gorgeous cabinetry in a space I've love to call my own from Signature Woodworks

KitchenLab traditional kitchen

Proof that great things come in small packages from Rebecca Zaveloff

Magnolia - Interior traditional kitchen

Updated classic with a fabulous tile from Markay Johnson Construction

Traditional Living traditional kitchen

Dark cabinetry and brass fixtures hark to an era gone by at Munger Interiors


Stunning Moroccan tile in a Tineke Triggs design, 
a favorite featured in the last issue of House of Fifty magazine.

How about you, would a butler's pantry be on your wish list if you had the choice?

35 comments :

  1. WOW! Some of those pantries are bigger than my kitchen.
    Some friends of mine recently renovated their smallish kitchen. They converted the mudroom/laundry room into a butler's pantry. I thought it was brilliant.

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  2. I wish I had the room for one in my home. Seems like such a functional space. Beautiful inspiration pictures.

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  3. I wish I had the room for one in my home. Seems like such a functional space. Beautiful inspiration pictures.

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  4. I am lucky to have a small butler's pantry between the dining room and kitchen and just love it. If I was to build another house I would definitely include it again and probably make it bigger! Thanks for sharing such pretty pictures - great inspiration.

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  5. Love them....we took an ackward hallway in our recent renovation and put in a butler's pantry that is also serving as a place to store mail/shoes, etc. in huge built in cabinets since we have a detached garage and no mudroom (you enter the house through our kitchen in the back). I LOVE it.

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  6. My brother and sister in law just built an amazing home and the kitchen is the show stopper. I never would have thought to do a butler's pantry but now I want one so bad. I love the ones you picked.

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  7. Yes, yes and yes!!!! Most of those butler's kitchens are bigger than my own kitchen now, but when we build our house...I am insisting on one, even though Hubs thinks I'm nuts. Having a place to keep dirty dishes, pots and pans while entertaining sounds fantastic to me (as long as there is a door to close on it)! Love it.

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  8. A friend has one in her home and I am insanely jealous. I would LOVE one!

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  9. We live in an old house with a tiny kitchen so the butlers pantry is a lifesaver! Our pantry is one of the features of our home that people always comment on! If we ever build, a butlers pantry will be at the top of the list!

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  10. Great images. I live in California in a track home. The builder attempted a butlers pantry. Its more like a catch all! I would love to have any of these butler pantry's. They are beautiful!

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  11. Definitely something I would want in my dream home! And a huge room for a closet as well! :)

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  12. We have a butler's pantry that needs a lot of work. It's a bit smaller than the ones in the above pictures though. I really want to do something fun in there, but not really sure what yet.

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  13. Such a great collection of butler pantries here. I am loving the first one with the turquoise paint. Divine!

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  14. Oh, a girl can dream. A resounding yes to the butler's pantry. . . I think entertaining would be so much easier. Beautiful images.

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  15. Fantastic! This is the best post.. Some of these photos look like actual kitchens! Very inspiring.. makes me want to go wipe off my counters and clean things up a bit..
    Jan

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  16. Fantastic! This is the best post.. Some of these photos look like actual kitchens! Very inspiring.. makes me want to go wipe off my counters and clean things up a bit..
    Jan

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  17. Who would not love a space like this?! I want my whole kitchen to look like the beautiful shot from Markay Johnson Const. That tile is divine...keeping this pic in my dream kitchen makeover file.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Oh dear! What I wouldn't give to have a butlers pantry in my house! lovely inspirations Janell!
    Nancy@ Powellbrower Home

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  19. We have one in our home that was built 12 years ago.....not nearly as large as those, and it was a selling point for me! I never would have thought...love it!!

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  20. Those are some amazing butler pantries!! I would totally have one in my home, I especially the turquoise cabinetry.

    xo
    Kristy
    www.idesignlove.com

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  21. Amazing photos. Would love a butler's pantry!! So functional.

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  22. i love butler's pantries. the house i rented in college had one and it was great for parties (even back then)! am considering putting one in the kitchen we're getting ready to redo. first time i'll actually have room to have one of my own.

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  23. I would love to have a butler's pantry. We like to entertain and this would make it much easier. The extra space! Love the minty color in the first couple images.

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  24. I have a small butler's pantry similar to the size of the Miles Redd image - is it being greedy if I want the one from Newman & Wolen design...perfection!!

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  25. great post! I have always loved the notion of a butler's pantry. So practical.. plus an organizational dream!

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  26. Now...if only the BUTLER were making a come back too, I'd be alllll set!

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  27. I love butler's pantries. There is just something so useful, yet charming about them!

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  28. I would one, especially the more casual (colorful) ones. The idea of a butler's pantry sounds stuffy, but fun and bright design makes it less so. It's probably a great way to keep your kitchen uncluttered (as if that's possible!)

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  29. I could absolutely use one. It is a perfectly utilitarian yet can be beautified. And the storage possibilities!

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  30. Butler's pantries are a perfect place to store overflow kitchen tools, especially those needed for entertaining. I would definitely consider one if I were to build again. That, and/or a walk-in pantry.

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  31. Oh gosh...some of those are quite stunning...might I add....if I dropped a pan of grease and there was a small fire in my kitchen...I would watch it burn for just a little while before I put it out :) Then NEW KITCHEN......!!!!!

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  32. Love them....we took an ackward hallway in our recent renovation and put in a butler's pantry that is also serving as a place to store mail/shoes, etc. in huge built in cabinets since we have a detached garage and no mudroom (you enter the house through our kitchen in the back). I LOVE it.

    corner pantry

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  33. There are less chances that people choose green color cabinets. But I love the last one. It seems like country style Australia kitchens. Anyway, thanks for featuring wonderful kitchen designs!

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  34. My partner and I visited a close friend of ours during our recent trip to Sydney. We brought her some designer storage containers from Melbourne, done be a local artist. She specifically requested for such to fit her butler’s pantry, which she recently added to her newly renovated home. The pictures, especially the classic elegance picture (third from top), just remind me of how beautiful and functional it is.

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