Butler’s Pantry Design


Frequently crafted from the same, or a similar wood species and cabinet door style as the nearby kitchen cabinetry, the butler’s pantry can be as attractive as it is functional. Designs for butler’s pantries can include a wide variety of functional, as well as decorative accessories and can be crafted to suit any style from traditional to contemporary or modern. Often appearing similar to an elegant piece of furniture, these customized, built-in cabinetry designs provide storage for serving pieces, glassware, silverware, cookbooks and even space for displaying collectibles.

As with all cabinetry designs, decorative accents can be incorporated such as onlays, pediments, decorative valances or mullion doors resulting in a furniture-like feel. Varying cabinetry depths and heights can also be used to add visual interest.

Functional accessories available through various cabinetry manufacturers allow for beautiful storage solutions, both visible and hidden. A few of the most requested storage solutions include cookbook holders, cloth-lined silverware trays and plate holders. Open shelving and glass front doors showcase attractive serving pieces or entire collections, and in-cabinet lighting can be added to further highlight items on display. Lighting mounted beneath wall cabinets is also useful to highlight countertop surfaces, tile work or simply to provide a lit workspace. Custom mullion doors can be designed to suit a homeowner’s unique style or to coordinate with existing cabinetry and furnishings and a wide array of woods, finishes and door styles are available to further customize the designs. For a complete look at our portfolio of butler’s pantries, click here.

Traditional White Kitchen with a Classic Butler's Pantry - Beck/Allen Cabinetry