PLANNING THE PERFECT PANTRY
“A walk-in pantry is traditionally a series of shelving sectioned up from floor to ceiling to allow for food and drink storage,” says Alex Roth. “A butler’s pantry also provides bench space to cook on, sinks to wash dishes in, dishwashers and other appliances like ovens or fridges. It’s a mini kitchen within a kitchen.”
But it can be simple to turn a standard walk-in pantry into butler’s pantry.
“You have the space and the core shelving there,” Alex says.
“I would suggest removing or rearranging the shelves to allow for a more traditional cooking bench with enough clearance for appliances such as microwaves or wine fridges.”
Felicity says transforming a storage space, into a mini kitchen requires a little planning.
“If any appliances involving heat are going in then ventilation is also a key consideration,” she says.
“Ideally there should be a window, along with an exhaust. Power for appliances is also key, so new electrics may be required which may be simple or not, depending on the space and age of the house.”