The Return of the Butler's Pantry

Defined as a storage and preparation room situated between a kitchen and dinning room, the Butler's Pantry started disappearing in the 1970's as home owners sought to expand their kitchens without the expense of a home addition. 

But many soon regretted the loss of storage space.  

In response, today's home owners are creating areas of their kitchen or dinning area to serve the same function, providing storage for infrequently used services and cook/bakeware and prep and serving areas. Beautiful cabinetry, like the example above provide functionality and a room focal point.

From bar areas to small home office hubs, many home owners are using a hallway, disused closet, or alcove as a modern pantry.

Others are looking up and reimagining their old, wall hung cabinets with wasted space above as a space for floor to ceiling storage and display. 

The designers at Platinum Kitchen Designs can help you find more space and functionality while creating beautiful storage solutions.  

Alexandrea Merrell