Pantry shelves containing jars of dry ingredients like pasta and coffee beans
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Expand Your Kitchen Storage With A Clever DIY Butler Pantry
Standard cabinets don’t always have the storage needed for a functional kitchen. Luckily, TikToker @down_mulberry_lane shows you how to build a butler's pantry with relative ease.
They began by removing the existing floorboards before framing the space with wood boards. Next, they wired the future room with electricity to add recessed lighting.
They put up the drywall, mudded, and primed the exterior for painting. Inside, they added cabinetry and countertops and installed 2-by-1 wood boards as floating shelves.
The TikTok user completed the room by adding two sliding barn doors. The finished product provides storage for dry ingredients like flour and sugar as well as cereals and snacks.
Their DIY butler's pantry also has space for large appliances, like a rice dispenser and stand mixer, that will help free up space on the kitchen counters and inside the cabinets.
While the space is aesthetically pleasing, closing the sliding barn doors adds some separation and gives it the look of a traditional butler's pantry.
For framing in a new room, you'll need a circular saw, framing hammer, framing nails, tape measure, stud finder, shims, carpenter square, plumb bob, chalk line, and lumber boards.
Start by measuring the space on the walls and ceiling and using the chalk line to mark them. Hang the plumb bob from the ceiling to mark the line on the floor so the walls line up.
Cut the studs for the new wall and create a frame. Then, lift the wall into place and secure it using a framing hammer and nails into the floor frame, the ceiling, and any walls.
You may want to have a professional install the electric system, and after that, you can install drywall, prime, and paint the room.