How to Create a Butlers Pantry and Organize Your Dishware

How to Create a Butlers Pantry and Organize Your Dishware

Hey Friends! I’m so glad that you are here. Don’t you just love a butlers pantry? I sure do. They are amazing! My dream is to have everything that I need for entertaining in one spot. Today, I’m showing you how I created a butlers pantry. Doesn’t this just sound so easy? And the picture look so lovely? Now I have to get to work.

This is my inspiration. Credit Hayburn & Co.

Isn’t this amazing? I would LOVE to have the space for a butlers pantry like this, wouldn’t you? However, I don’t have an amzing room like this. But, I do have some great cabinetry in my laundry room, so I’m going to clean out all of the cupboards and turn my laundry room into a butlers pantry.

This will make a wonderful butlers pantry.

When I designed this laundry room, I knew that I wanted loads of storage. I designed this floor to ceiling cabinet to store my non perishable food. I’m glad that I have this wonderful storage, but it’s not being used to it’s full potential. Lucky for me, I get to use it for something entirely different now that my priorties have changed. I still like food, but beautiful dishware is so much more fun.

I love all of the cabintery in the laundry room

More great storage. Again, when I designed this room, I had a different plan. This stack of drawers was created for a wrapping paper station. These wide drawers will be perfect for storing cloth napkins, napkins rings and table runners. I’m in the process of creating a wrapping station elsewhere in my house. You will see it in a future post soon. So, because I want to repurpose my laundry room cabinets, I now have to find room for the wrapping station. So I will put my wrapping station in my craft room. Now, that I am putting my wrapping station in my craft room, I now have to find a new place for my crafts and on it goes. Do you ever feel like you aren’t moving ahead , but just moving in circles? Yep, I am there right now.

A sink is a great plus in a laundry room/butlers pantry.

I love having a sink in my laundry room. It will also be great for the butlers pantry. I can easily rinse off any dishes before use. Now, for the transformation.

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The first thing that I did was to remove everything from the cabinets and wipe them out.
I love how organized this cabinet is.

Boy, do I love this. I am an organizing freak, now I just lave to learn to keep it orgainzed. I put the things that I use the most, dinner plates and chargers, right in the center of the cabinet. I can easily get to them without having to climb a ladder or bend down to get them. I don’t use the platters nearly as often, so I put them on the top two shelves. The serving bowls are also easy to get to, I use the often as well. And finally, the salad plates are at the bottom.

Most of my glassware is in the kitchen, but the glassware that I don’t use as much fits nicely in this cabinet.

In the top cabinet is smaller items, votive cups, small vases, and smaller items for entertaining. In the lower cabinet is larger vases.

Above the washer and dryer, I put my large coffee makers and large drink dispensers.

This is my favorite area of the whole room. In the top drawer, is my napkins rings, ribbons and anything that I would tuck into a ribbon tied around a napkin. The next two drawers are my cloth napkins and in the bottom drawer is my table runners.

It is so nice to have this butlers pantry done. It will be so much easier to go to one place and get whatever I need. I hope that this encourages you to create a space for your dishware as well. If you have a great butlers pantry, I would love to see it. I’m sure that I will continue to move things around a bit and I would love to see how you do it.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I so appreciate you.

Hugs and blessings to you,


Melynda Brown

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

Hello, this is one of my personal favorites for last week’s Encouraging Hearts and Home. I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has also been pinned to the Encouraging Hearts and Home board! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

Renae Frey

Thursday 29th of July 2021

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for the opportunity to shar my blog on your link party. Hugs and blessings to you.


Thursday 22nd of July 2021

I love all of your storage and how thoughtful you were when planning your space!

Cindy Rust

Sunday 18th of July 2021

This is a great idea Renae! You have a lovely collection of dishes and linens and using this space in your home is a great idea! Blessings to you too!