We often keep bulky items or heavy-duty kitchen appliances in our butler’s pantries. But take a moment to think about it from a health perspective. “Reaching for something heavy from a top-shelf can be a risk,” Marissa says. “Keep the items that are the hardest to handle low and easy to reach by bending your knees. And don’t overload shelves.”
It's worth considering lighting too - you don't want to be reaching around the pantry in the dark. Natural light is best, and if you can install a skylight, we say go for it! If not, LED strip lighting is a great feature, and adding task lighting over the counter space will allow you to see better while prepping for your dinner party and potentially save energy by only lighting the kitchen area you're using.
You can read more about why butler’s pantries are so popular here, or to take a look at some of Metricon’s beautiful display home pantries, head over to our Image Gallery. For more design ideas, check out Metricon's blog Home Truths for home design and interior design tips!