Could your kitchen benefit from a butler’s pantry? If you are looking for a way to elevate your kitchen and make it work for you, you may be interested in adding a butler’s pantry to your wish list. It’s a buffer zone between the kitchen and dining room acting as a storage space, wet bar, and serving area, particularly when you host guests.
When it comes to pantries there is no such thing as one size fits all. It depends on the space you have available and your lifestyle.
A butler’s pantry is a great way to add extra storage space. You’ll most likely want to add cabinetry and shelving for storing larger items such as platters, appliances, and dry goods. If you have room, why not include a mini-refrigerator and freezer to store beverages and extra meal prep items. This will be convenient if you like to meal plan for your family for the week.
It can also double as a buffet area or beverage hub where guests can gather when you entertain. For cleanup, an extra sink, trash can, or dishwasher may be fitting additions to the space as well.
Since the modern-day pantries are typically adjacent to the kitchen and not tucked away anymore, why not design to impress? Consider installing wine racks for your favorite wine, glass front cabinets to display your best china and glassware, and other design details to give your home that extra level of prestige.
Whatever your needs are, the butler pantry choices are endless and can be customized to work for your needs and lifestyle. If you are looking to get the most out of your kitchen or are contemplating more sweeping changes to your home, you can set up a time with one of our Designers to talk about the possibilities. You can also learn more about additions, kitchens, or other remodeling projects at an upcoming workshop. Check out the photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram for even more home tips and inspiration.
Home remodels are an exciting time; everyone wants the best possible experience. But many homeowners have come to expect the nightmare project that they’ve heard their friends and neighbors talk about. There’s no reason to believe you can’t have a great remodel, especially if you start out your project on the right foot. Here are some things you can do to increase the chances that you’ll enjoy your remodeling experience.
Make sure your house is remodel – ready. Some prep work prior to starting a project will put your mind at ease. Move your fragile and precious items that you don’t want broken or dusty out of the work area and into a safe zone. If possible, move out the big stuff like sofas and rugs and seal them in plastic sheeting.
“Be prepared for a few hiccups and hurdles along the way, it’s the nature of remodeling,” said Normandy’s Director of Design Troy Pavelka. “But just trust that it will all work out.”
For their own safety, keep your pets and kids out of the construction zone before, during and after hours. During the warmer months, offering a glass of water to the tradespeople can go a long way, making your project a favorite house to work at.
By all means keep the lines of communication open throughout the process. Ask your superintendent or designer questions or express your concerns, especially if you are hoping a tradesperson can tackle an extra project, they can help facilitate that. Or if you don’t understand something, just ask.
“Getting started on a major home remodel can feel overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be,” said Troy. “Your goal is our goal – a beautiful home renovation completed on-time and on-budget.”
If you are contemplating a renovation project for your home, you can set up a time with Troy to talk about the possibilities. You can also learn more about additions, kitchens or other remodeling projects at an upcoming workshop. Check out the photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram for even more home tips and inspiration.