We're in the very early stages of looking to build a new home. I've noticed that a lot of the display homes have a butlers pantry and I'm wondering how useful it is. I love the idea of such a huge space to store all of my small appliances and obviously food, and could keep my kettle and maybe microwave in there (if the kitchen design doesn't already have a microwave hutch) but I wouldn't do any food prep in there. I love in the new designs that the kitchen is so much a central hub of the home so I wouldn't want to be hidden away! So I'm just wondering if those who have one love it, or whether the space would be better used for a study nook or to extend the laundry, depending on the overall design of the home.