“Remove a wall to make the kitchen two feet deeper” sounds a lot easier than it is. For this kitchen remodeling project in Warren, NJ the design plan included removing the main, bearing wall in a colonial home to re-frame a new wall and opening two feet into the dining room.
A butler’s pantry is a utility room that is also called the serving pantry. The butler’s pantry is usually found in large houses that had the luxury of having space between the dining room and the kitchen, where items for serving food were stored. Sometimes it is also located at the back of the kitchen.
How Does a Pocket Door Work?
Pocket doors are actually quite unique and have been around for years, sliding into their metal and wood cages, installed when the walls are framed. They are prominent in older homes and are most commonly used for privacy or to separate a living room from a parlor or even a dining room. When these doors weren’t in use, they could disappear into the wall, but they were easy to pull out again when they were needed. These doors continue to be a great space saving solution even today, especially in bathrooms where a traditional door would take up too much space.