It gives additional storage and a trendy beverage heart
Lauren Clement, proprietor of Lauren Nicole Designs, designed her purchasers’ butler’s pantry as a part of a six-month renovation of their Carmel Estates house. “It was constructed within the mid-’80s, and all the pieces was unique,” she says. “They’re a household with younger youngsters, in order that they needed to open it up and create extra storage.” Contractor Andrew Roby knocked down partitions to reconfigure a brand new structure that may accommodate a mudroom, chef’s kitchen, and a butler’s pantry that doubles as a espresso station, a wine hutch, and a beverage heart for the children.
A Bonus Beverage Middle
The owners are large espresso drinkers, in order that they needed a chosen place for a espresso station, a spot to serve once they entertain, and a secondary fridge. Clement selected the quartzite countertop and a bar sink faucet from Kohler Artifacts to enrich the kitchen and put in a ceramic subway tile backsplash in a herringbone sample for a contact of playfulness. Beneath the counter, a built-in fridge holds juice containers and water bottles for the children.
Clement labored X patterns into the customized cupboards’ glass uppers. “When you’ve glass, you need to have good issues behind it,” Clement says. “However with a patterned mullion, it might probably assist masks any litter as a result of it’s one thing else to have a look at. That cupboard door turns into like a bit of artwork.” She additionally added drawers on the underside to carry linens, placemats, seasonal gadgets, and extra flatware.
A Ornamental Nook
A butler’s pantry might look pristine, but it surely’s not too valuable for on a regular basis use. “It’s like just a little reward of additional storage wrapped up in a fairly bow,” Clement says. “It doesn’t require numerous one materials, so you’ll be able to splurge on counter tops or accent tile and make it a standalone showpiece.” And if you create an area that has such a fairly backdrop, it should nonetheless look good even when it’s messy.