Pantry Space: the pantry is one of the most cost effective spaces of your kitchen as it can actually reduce the number of cabinets needed in your kitchen to store food, serving dishes, small appliances and more.
- Walk-in Pantry: if you have the room, this is a great way to create multi-use areas for storage and added countertop workspace.
Butler’s Pantry: Although not so much used in the last few decades, the Butler’s Pantry is making its comeback. This type of pantry was incidentally named for the space where the butler slept to guard the homeowner’s prized possessions. It is now an accessory, and most often located within the path between the kitchen and formal dining room, where last-minute food prep or final plating can take place. This area usually houses fine dining table settings and serving essentials for creating an elaborate dining experience. The Butler’s Pantry works great for use as a snack center and beverage area when entertaining. Follow link to see a beautiful example of a Butler’s Pantry:
Built-in Wall Pantry: If you don’t have the space for a walk-in, a well-planned wall-pantry can create a ton of space for storing everything from the small canned goods to small appliances. We can show you multiple ways to make this area work wonders for you.
Slide-Out Pantry: If you are limited on space, a slide-out pantry can help you maximize storage without taking up too much space in your kitchen. You can have either vertical or horizontal types, or a combination, of slide-outs that can create a more compact about of storage space.
Free-standing Pantry: This is a good option if you would like to add focal feature to your kitchen or have that heirloom piece of which you have been bestowed. Perhaps, you will have a walk-in pantry as well, but would like a “furniture piece” to enhance your kitchen’s design. If you love do-it-yourself projects, here’s a fun video for upcycling an armoire to create a free-standing pantry in your kitchen:
Two last important topics to consider when planning a pantry:
- Organization – Utilizing Large Jars, baskets and crates can help you organize your pantry. We can hook you up with amazing pantry organizers to help keep this space neat and your storage items easily accessible.
- Lighting – Dark pantries make it difficult to find things. Adding adequate lighting is essential to be sure all the shelves are well-lit.
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