Feature of the Month – Butler’s Pantry

Category: Design Features
Date: October 10, 2018

If you’re building your dream home, or even renovating your kitchen, a Butler’s Pantry is a feature you may be considering.

With its wide range of options and organisational appeal, a butler’s pantry is not only on trend but it is quickly becoming a must have in all new kitchens.

In the Victorian era, a Butler’s Pantry was used to hide all the good silverware and serving dishes. It was kept under lock and key to keep thieves away. Nowadays, it is used to keep your main kitchen tidy and clean, giving your main kitchen that minimalist feel, while keeping non-perishable items and dishes out of sight.


A butler’s pantry is like the walk in closet for your kitchen. It’s sophisticated and elegant while being just plain clever and useful all at the same time. Typical features will include walls lined with shelves, ample bench space, and a large washing sink.

Other features to consider could be a second fridge, a chest freezer, or a second cooking space. The addition of a wine fridge or rolling ladder is sure to make your friends swoon. Your builder can plan proper wiring plumbing and ventilation.


While they no longer come with an actual butler, the practicality of an extra-large storage space, behind closed doors, is a feature that suits both the entertainer and growing families.

When deciding on your butler’s pantry, consider the space you have to work with, the options you want to include and the functionality of how you want to use it.


You can keep it as simple as you like or go all out, but no matter how you design it, a butler’s pantry is an addition worth thinking about.

Need help? A Butler’s pantry is a feature we love to help bring to life. Talk to us about how to make it your reality or view our designs, many of which include this fantastic feature.

Here are a couple examples of butler’s pantry’s we have recently completed.