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“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.”

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