Butler’s pantries prior to 1920 were called Sculleries, from the Latin word ‘scutella’ meaning tray or platter. Sculleries were rooms off the kitchen or dining room where china, silver, and crystal were cleaned and stored.
Today’s Butler’s Pantry is still a room or area that isn’t part of the main kitchen plan, and is used for storage of dinnerware, kitchen appliances, food, and more. Often they feature a sink and dishwasher, some have refrigerators, even a second oven. Open shelves or cabinets with glass doors are common so stored items can be easily seen.
For those homeowners who love to entertain and have the space, we recommend a butler’s pantry.