The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of the home and the place where friends and family gather to prepare a feast or reunite. It’s no surprise that kitchen designs are becoming increasingly luxurious to deter potential buyers. The butler’s pantry is one of his luxurious amenities.
However, as a judge, block As recently pointed out in Kitchen and Laundry Unveiling Week, butler’s pantries aren’t always a welcome addition to your home, as they can take up valuable space.
What is a butler’s pantry?
The butler’s larder was established in the 19th century.th century, and its name comes from the butler who kept the pantry stock and silverware. The butler often had a desk in the pantry and sometimes slept there. To protect silverware from theft.
In the past, the butler’s pantry was located between the kitchen and the dining room, where food was plated before being served to guests. The butler’s pantry is now located just off the kitchen. It’s still used as a food preparation space, but it also doubles as clever storage.
With all the home appliances available today, valuable bench space can be replaced by a coffee machine, SodaStream, or toaster. A butler’s pantry can accommodate all of these appliances, leaving your kitchen benchtop uncluttered. It’s also useful when entertaining, as you can hide dirt from your guests and look like you’re the ultimate host.
Is that what buyers want?
Having a butler’s pantry is definitely a luxurious feature of a home, and real estate agents are sure to highlight it during viewings.
“We work with a wide variety of luxury properties around Sydney, and we’re seeing more properties with butler’s pantries in recent years, particularly in new builds and refurbishments,” says Ben Raine & Horne Double Bay Sales Manager.・Mr. Langsam says.
“For buyers, it provides valuable second kitchen space for those who like to entertain. We also found it suitable for families who need additional storage or bench space.
“With new homes focusing on modern open-plan layouts, having complementary spaces that reduce clutter and create separation is ideal.”
Although buyers don’t often request this feature when searching for their dream home, it’s still a welcome addition for many.
For some buyers, this feature will encourage them to buy one home over another, Ransom said.
““Features like a butler’s pantry can be the deciding factor in a buyer’s commitment when comparing the specs of each option,” he says.
Is there a butler’s pantry for you?
If you’re thinking about adding a butler’s pantry to your home, experts say there are several factors to consider.
Adding a butler’s pantry can take up valuable space, especially in a small home. Georgina Oakley is an associate at Melbourne-based architecture and interior design firm Plaisier Perkins. She says she tends to recommend butler’s pantries only if you don’t sacrifice space.
“I think it’s important to ensure that valuable kitchen, dining, and living space is not compromised to accommodate a butler’s pantry,” she says. “So it’s important to prioritize kitchen equipment before considering a butler’s pantry.
“Typically what we do is look at the floor plan to gauge the size and overall scope. And if we feel like there’s what’s called an ‘overflow circulation space,’ consider a butler’s pantry.” can.”
With all the new appliances hitting the market, having extra storage space is essential for many people. That’s why most modern homes incorporate a butler’s pantry into their design.
“It’s becoming much more common than it used to be,” Oakley says.
“If we’re designing a new home, we always try to incorporate that into the design. And if we’re doing a renovation, we always do our best to change the floor plan accordingly.”
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