When creating a bar to service the kitchen and dining room for a client who entertained regularly, Teri Turan’s biggest challenge was space: “We only had a 47-inch space to fit a wine captain, an ice maker, storage for top shelf bottles, mixers, glassware, cocktail napkins and bar paraphernalia,” she says. Custom cabinets and careful shopping for extra-small appliances got the job done. She finished off the look with Persia Pearl granite countertops and honed travertine tile on the backsplash.
This super-functional butler’s pantry features a wine fridge, shelves for glasses, two ovens and plenty of storage. The sleek, wood cabinets keep the space feeling clean and contemporary rather than cluttered.
Originally, this kitchen's layout was asymmetrical with a large refrigerator positioned on one side of the wall. Splitting up the freezer and fridge allowed the window, appliances, sink and cabinets to be centered in between them.