I’m kicking of 2022 with a feature on a butler’s pantry remodel that I started designing last January.
This client was a virtual design client located in North Carolina. She is someone who spends a lot of time in her home and wanted to enjoy the gift of her home. Even though a laundry room is a space that might not normally be seen as a high-priority for a remodel, it’s a space that gets used frequently. High-use / hardworking spaces are definitely ones that should be considered for upgrades.
If you use it daily, you should enjoy it daily, too!
The existing laundry was located in garage entry area, which provided no privacy from the rest of the house.
The existing pantry was a closet in the garage entry (near the kitchen), but it was far too small.
The home didn’t have a dedicated mudroom space.
Access to freezer was inconvenient & required going through 2 different set of doors in the garage.
Butler’s Pantry: The Design Objectives
Create a more functional laundry space with some privacy to hide the “mess”.
Create a space that could provide additional layout space for entertainment dishes and keep the kitchen picked up until guests left.
Make better use of the disorganized garage work area.
Overall goal was to utilize the space that the home had to make the home more user-friendly
Create a space that felt light & airy, but also clean & classic, (not modern)
Butler’s Pantry: The Design Solution
We borrowed space from the garage work area to create a brand new, extended laundry / pantry room.
This also opened up the garage entry to allow for a small mudroom space and better room to maneuver through this high-traffic space.
By keeping the existing window in the Garage Work area, we created a light-filled, bright new space.
The translucent glass on the pocket door shares natural light with the garage entry but still provides privacy for the messes that often happen in hard-working spaces like this one.
Created a central location for this client’s large collection of cookbooks.
We added generous countertops for folding laundry & holiday dishes overflow.
This design was custom-made for this client. Each design I create is unique to each individual & family.
Interior Design helps you steward the potential in your home by maximizing it’s efficiency, safety & beauty.
Interior Design allows you to forget about your home and love well the people who grace your doorstep.
There can be joy & beauty in the everyday things like cleaning clothes & putting away groceries.
Design is and always has been all about people for me.
Let’s get that project finished so you can get on with creating a home and a life.