If you're tired of your kitchen looking dirty and cluttered while you're entertaining guests in your home, remodeling your kitchen and adding a butler's pantry will solve the problem. A butler's pantry is a walk-in pantry that has electrical outlets, counter space, and plumbing. You're able to wash dishes, prepare food, and use appliances in a butler's pantry, keeping these tasks out of sight while you're cooking. To learn three reasons why a butler's pantry makes your home a better place for entertaining dinner guests, read on.
1. Hides Dirty Dishes and Food Scraps
The biggest benefit of adding a butler's pantry to your kitchen is that it hides food preparation. Your guests won't be able to see used mixing bowls or food scraps from chopping vegetables and meat, which makes your kitchen look much cleaner. Once your guests have finished eating, you can take the dirty dishes into the butler's pantry and load them into the dishwasher or put them in the sink.
Stowing the dirty dishes in your butler's pantry stops them from cluttering up your kitchen and keeps the sink in your kitchen free for rinsing glasses used for cocktails. Using your butler's kitchen for food preparation and washing dishes keeps your kitchen perfectly tidy while you're entertaining guests in your home.
2. Blocks Sound From Noisy Appliances
Some kitchen appliances such as high-powered blenders are annoyingly loud when they're in use. If you blend a creamy soup while you're preparing food, for example, you may interrupt your guests' conversation. A butler's pantry has electrical outlets, allowing you to sequester your noisiest appliances inside it. The door to the butler's pantry and the walls separating it from the kitchen will muffle the noise from loud appliances, preventing it from becoming an annoyance to your guests.
3. Reduces Clutter in Your Kitchen
You may have appliances on your kitchen counter that you don't use very often or don't use while entertaining guests, such as an espresso machine or bread maker. Moving these appliances to your butler's pantry frees up space in your kitchen, making it look larger and cleaner. One of the biggest benefits of a kitchen pantry is that you can reduce kitchen clutter by keeping groceries in the pantry instead of in your cabinets, and a butler's pantry does an even better job of reducing clutter in your kitchen by acting as an extra space for appliances.
If you're planning to remodel your kitchen and want help keeping it clean while you're entertaining guests, make sure you add a butler's pantry to it. You'll be able to prepare food and clean dishes without dirtying your kitchen. Call a kitchen remodeling service like A-1 Renovations, LLC and ask where the easiest place will be to add one — you can either remove interior walls or add a bump-out to your home's exterior to create the space you need for the pantry.