Thinking of designing a butler’s pantry but don’t know where to start? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Here, we’ll talk about all the factors you need to consider when designing your new butler’s pantry, from the little things like aesthetic and colours to functionality, size and when to contact the team at Builders Discount Warehouse.

Factors to Consider When Designing a Butler’s Pantry

There are several factors – besides whether you actually need one – you should consider when designing your butler’s pantry. Here we’ll break them down.


Functionality is one of the reasons many homeowners choose to invest in a butler’s pantry when renovating their kitchen. Whether it’s extra storage, separating your prep and entertaining areas or something else entirely, there are so many uses for a butler’s pantry.

But it’s important to know how you will be using your butler’s pantry before you start designing as this will influence what you need in the space and the extra luxuries you can include.


Cost is one of the reasons many of our customers choose Builders Discount Warehouse over our competition. This is because we work directly with the manufacturer to bring you quality, aesthetically pleasing materials without the hefty price tag.

However, this doesn’t mean you can throw the budget out the window because you know you’ll be saving.

A butler’s pantry is a pricey investment, with the cost sometimes being equal to – or even exceeding – that of a brand new kitchen. So you should consider whether this is something you can afford before even thinking about design.

One of the great things about a butler’s pantry – some may say – lies in its utilitarian function. Because it’s meant to be used as a place of work or storage, it doesn’t really have to be pretty or inviting.

But that doesn’t mean it can’t be either of those things.

Design & Aesthetic

The butler’s pantry is – at its heart – a place to get things done. As a separate space or an extension of the kitchen, it can have its own personality; it can even continue the design of your kitchen, if that’s what you want.

No matter your decision, when designing the butler’s pantry, you also need to take into account how you want it to look. (If you ask us, that’s where our professional design team can really help out!)

Layout, Size & Space

The layout, and the space you have to work with is an important consideration when designing a butler’s pantry. On average, most butler’s pantries have approximate measurements of 1.5m x 2.1m (5ft x 7ft), but this does depend on the space you have available, the layout you choose and how you want to use the space.

We recommend taking your measurements at the very beginning of your design process (and bringing them to your consultation with our design experts).

What You Need in a Butler’s Pantry

We’ve spoken about this before, but figuring out what you need for your butler’s pantry to function is a major consideration. Some of the things you might want to include are:

  • sink
  • dishwasher
  • appliances
  • additional ovens
  • shelving
  • fridges/additional fridges or freezers
  • shelving

Of course, these are just a few of the options you can include in your butler’s pantry, but it’s totally up to you!

When to Contact the Builders Discount Warehouse Team

Whether you’re designing for form and function or want a dazzling new butler’s pantry that oozes luxury by choosing from our latest range of sinks, countertops and tile, the team at Builders Discount Warehouse can help.

With qualified, professional design and sales staff, we can help you choose the right fixtures and fittings for your latest renovation.

Get in touch with Builders Discount Warehouse to find out how we can help with your new butler’s pantry.


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